Training programs

Upcoming programs

September 2018

2018 Legislative Drafting Conference: Charting Legislative Courses in a Complex World

Location: Shaw Centre (Room 205/207), 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Robert Geyer, Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, Lancaster University
Participation at this program is accredited in provinces where CLE requirements for lawyers are mandatory.

October 2018

2018 Annual Conference: Justice and Mental Health

Location: The Westin Ottawa, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1N 9H4
The courts have often become the emergency rooms for unaddressed mental health issues. The 2018 conference will assess the tools available to the justice system to manage such issues when they arise with respect to witnesses, persons accused, and litigants.
Participation at this program is approved under Section 41 (1) of the Judges Act and is accredited in provinces where CLE requirements for lawyers are mandatory.

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

Location: Toronto, ON
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 at this program is approved under Section 41 (1) of the Judges Act.

November 2018

"Between Us" – XXth Anniversary of Judicial Mediation (In French, with simultaneous interpretation)

Location: Montreal, QC
*Participants from outside Canada must contact CIAJ for registration details. Please see the contact information below. Honorary Chair The Honourable Nicole Duval Hesler, Québec Chief Justice Co-Chairs The Honourable Louise Otis, International Administrative Justice, Mediator and Adjunct Professor, McGill University The Honourable Justice Georgina Jackson, Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan; CIAJ Past President  Today we are…

January 2019

Seminar in Administrative Law: Dealing Effectively with Judicial Review
– Joint program with the NJI

Location: Vancouver, BC
The program will include plenary sessions as well as small group workshops. It will also include demonstrations based on a fact situation through which judges will become comfortable in dealing with applications for judicial review and assist them in developing best practices for handling these matters.
Participation at this program is approved under Section 41 (1) of the Judges Act.

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 at this program is approved under Section 41 (1) of the Judges Act.

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.
• Participation at this program is approved under Section 41 (1) of the Judges Act.

Decision Writing Seminar
– Joint program with CCAT

Location: Quebec City, Quebec
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.
Participation at this program accredited in provinces where CLE requirements for lawyers are mandatory

October 2019

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 at 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.
• Participation at this program is approved under Section 41 (1) of the Judges Act.

January 2020

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