2022 Annual Conference: The Right to Dignity in Canadian Law: From the Cradle to the Grave
***In Person in Halifax and Online***

Date: October 26-28, 2022
Price per person: (IN PERSON & ONLINE) Members – Early bird rate: $795 ($895 after August 1, 2022) – Non-Members – Early bird rate: $945 ($1,045 after August 1, 2022) – Young lawyer Member (5 years or less): $525 ($625 after August 1, 2022) – Young lawyer Non-Member (5 years or less): $625 ($725 after August 1, 2022) – Students: $75 (enrolled full-time at Canadian universities)
Location: Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel: 1919 Upper Water St, Halifax, NS B3J 3J5


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.

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Topics Overview

Dignity as a fundamental human right, dignity as a right in the Quebec Charter, the role of human dignity in statutory interpretation; law and dignity; legal protection and dignity; dignity as it relates to decision making and decision writing, etc.

A particular focus of the conference will be child protection, health law, elder law and end of life issues.


For further information, please contact the Program Coordinator, Mary Plagakis
Tel.: 514-731-2855, extension 4
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

COVID-19 Requirements

To protect everyone’s health, the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice requires participants, CIAJ staff, faculty members and speakers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they benefit from a recognized medical exemption. Masks are required to be worn at all times, except when eating and drinking. This requirement is in addition to any restrictions or vaccination requirements that may be in force in the jurisdiction or at the venue where the event is being held.