Training programs

Upcoming programs

March 2019

Webinar on Legislative Drafting

Location: 90-minute webinar beginning at 2 p.m. ET (see the different time zones across Canada)
Program sponsored by the post-baccalaureate diploma program in legislative drafting at Athabasca University. Speaker: Professor Wolfgang Alschner, Faculty of Law - Common Law Section, University of Ottawa.
This program contains 1.5 CPD hours in all Canadian provinces.

Webinaire sur la rédaction législative (in French only)

Location:
This webinar is also offered in English on March 11, 2019. 

April 2019

Seminar for New Federally Appointed Judges (Spring Program)
– Joint program with the NJI

Location: Gatineau, QC
This program is designed so that new judges may participate in sessions that are most relevant to them topically. Throughout the week, the seminar subjects are divided between those that apply to Common Law jurisdictions, those that apply to Civil Law jurisdictions, or both.
• Participation in this program is approved under Section 41 (1) of the Judges Act.

May 2019

National Roundtable on Administrative Law

Location: Hotel Omni Mont-Royal, 1050 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2R6
Join our distinguished panel of judges, lawyers, academics and tribunal members to discuss current administrative law topics.
Participation in this program is accredited in provinces where CLE requirements for lawyers are mandatory

Decision Writing Seminar
– Joint program with CCAT

Location: Montreal, QC
This two-day seminar on decision writing provides essential tools for decision writers, new or experienced, to improve their decision writing skills. It includes lectures, discussions, and workshops that stress the nature of good prose, gender neutral language and the special requirements and challenges of decision writing. Bilingual program.
Participation in this program is accredited in provinces where CLE requirements for lawyers are mandatory

June 2019

Judgment Writing Seminar

Location: Montreal, QC
This seminar is designed to assist judges in improving their judgment-writing skills. The program includes lectures, discussions, and workshops that stress the nature of good prose, point-first writing and the special requirements and special challenges of judicial writing. Bilingual program with simultaneous interpretation.
• Participation in this program is approved under Section 41 (1) of the Judges Act.

October 2019

2019 Annual Conference on "The Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Social Media on Legal Institutions"

Location: Le Bonne Entente Hotel, 3400 Chemin Sainte-Foy, Quebec City, QC, G1X 1S6
CIAJ’s 2019 Annual Conference on "The Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Social Media on Legal Institutions" is taking a hard, critical look at the challenges that courts and the legal profession must face in order to maintain public confidence in the administration of justice. Bilingual program with simultaneous interpretation.

Seminar for New Federally Appointed Judges (Fall Program)
– Joint program with the NJI

Location: Victoria, BC
This program is designed so that new judges may participate in sessions that are most relevant to them topically. Throughout the week, the seminar subjects are divided between those that apply to Common Law jurisdictions, those that apply to Civil Law jurisdictions, or both.
• Participation in this program is approved under Section 41 (1) of the Judges Act.

November 2019

Dialogues on Judging: Challenges and Rewards of a Long-Serving Career
– Joint program with the NJI

Location: Toronto, ON
Dialogues on Judging: Challenges and Rewards of a Long-Serving Career is a unique program designed specifically for long-serving judges. Through lectures, discussions, and interactive activities, this program will allow judges to engage with, share, and learn from colleagues who are at a similar stage of their judicial career. Bilingual program with simultaneous interpretation.
• Participation in this program is approved under Section 41 (1) of the Judges Act.

January 2020

Save the date!

Location: Across Canada
Click to view the preliminary list of upcoming 2020 training programs.

April 2020

Mastering the Skill of Judgment Writing
– Joint program with the NJI

Location: Vancouver, BC
Mastering the Skill of Judgment Writing is an intensive program that will help judges take their judicial writing skills to an advanced level. The seminar features extensive small-group work and individualized feedback on writing problems from experienced judicial faculty and experts on judicial writing.
Participation in this program is approved under Section 41 (1) of the Judges Act.

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