2020 Annual Conference on “Indigenous Peoples and the Law”

Date: October 21-23, 2020
Price per person: Members – Early bird rate: $795 ($895 after August 1, 2019) – Non-Members – Early bird rate: $945 ($1,045 after August 1, 2019) – Young lawyer Member (5 years or less): $525 ($625 after August 1, 2019) – Young lawyer Non-Member (5 years or less): $625 ($725 after August 1, 2019) – Students: $75 (enrolled full-time at Canadian universities)
Location: Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, 1133 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 3T3

“Sacred Circle” by Coast Salish artist from the Lyackson First Nation, Dylan Thomas

Bilingual program with simultaneous interpretation
Participation in this program is accredited in provinces where CLE requirements for lawyers are mandatory.
Participation in this program is approved under Section 41 (1) of the Judges Act.

Honorary Chair │ Senator Murray Sainclair
Chair │ The Honourable Robert J. Bauman, Chief Justice of British Columbia and of the Court of Appeal of Yukon

Topics Overview

Indigenous justice developments over the previous five years; the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: establishing and maintaining respectful relationships, repairing trust, forging true social change; self-governance and economic development in the Indigenous communities; better access to justice; traditional indigenous laws and their application, etc.

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Planning committee

  • Justice Elizabeth Bennett, Court of Appeal for British Columbia
  • Justice Thomas J. Crabtree, Supreme Court of British Columbia
  • Ms. Jennifer Cox, Mi’kmaq Rights Initiative, Nova Scotia
  • Professor Aimée Craft, University of Ottawa
  • Judge Tina Dion, Provincial Court of British Columbia
  • Justice Tracy Engelking, Superior Court of Justice (Ontario)
  • Chief Judge Melissa Gillespie, Provincial Court of British Columbia
  • Mr. Mark Gervin, Lecturer/Legal Services Director, Indigenous Community Legal Clinic
  • Professor Jeffrey Hewitt, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
  • ACJ Heather Holmes, Supreme Court of British Columbia
  • Mr. Adam O. Letourneau, Lawyer, Mediator
  • Mr. Adam Letourneau, Lawyer, Mediator
  • Justice Leonard Marchand, Supreme Court of British Columbia
  • Professor Bradford Morse, Faculty of Law, Thompson Rivers University
  • Justice Michelle O’Bonsawin, Superior Court of Justice (Ontario)
  • Ms. Christine O’Doherty, Lawyer, CIAJ’s Executive Director
  • Justice James O’Reilly, Federal Court, CIAJ, President
  • Mr. Scott Robertson, President of the Indigenous Bar Association
  • Justice P. Colleen Suche, Court of Queen’s Bench, Manitoba CIAJ’s First Vice-President
  • Professor Martine Valois, Ad. E., Faculty of Law, Université de Montréal
  • Judge Alexander Wolf, Provincial Court of British Columbia
  • Chief Justice Michael Wood, Court of Appeal, Nova Scotia

Contact

For further information, please contact the Program Coordinator, Mary Plagakis
Tel.: 514-731-2855
Fax: 514-731-3247
Email: mary.plagakis@ciaj-icaj.ca


Cancellation Policy:

  • 30 days or more before the event: Administration fees of $40
  • 7 days or more before the event: 50% of registration fees
  • Less than 7 days before the event: No refund

At any time, a participant may be replaced by another person without charge