2024 Annual Conference: Families and the Law

Date: October 9-11, 2024
Price per person: See all prices on bottom page, including: member-rates, academics special fee, early bird fee, etc.
Location: Online & in Person: Delta Hotels Winnipeg, 350 St Mary Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J2

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

**Special Offer
Free for full-time students at a Canadian university or at the Bar ***online participation only***


CIAJ’s 48th annual conference will discuss the justice system as it affects families in Canada. The conference will consider the wide ambit of concerns regarding the system’s ability to aid families in resolving their disputes. Are there enough resources available? Are the courts and tribunals the best forum for families and children? Are we ready for a culture shift or paradigm shift? There is no doubt that improving the situation for families in difficult and sometimes heartbreaking situations is paramount. All members of the legal community are invited to join forces to explore these issues and offer some solutions.

Photo: @Ronstik / AdobeStock


Note: Early Bird Special fees available until August 1, 2024.

  • CIAJ Members: $895 ($995 after August 1, 2024)
  • Non-Members: $1,045 ($1,145 after August 1, 2024)
  • Young Lawyers Members (5 years or less): $625 ($725 after August 1, 2024)
  • Young Lawyer Non-Members (5 years or less): $725 ($825 after August 1, 2024)
  • Not-for-profit: $600
  • Academics: $550
  • Students (enrolled full-time at Canadian university or at the Bar) in person: $95
  • Students (enrolled full-time at Canadian university or at the Bar) ***online participation only***: Free
  • Registration for a day: $500 per day


For further information, please contact the Project Manager of Multidisciplinary Programs, Mary Plagakis
Tel.: 514-731-2855
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 requests that participants, CIAJ staff, faculty members and speakers are vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they benefit from a recognized medical exemption. This request 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. Masks are strongly recommended.