Seminar for New Federally Appointed Judges (2023 Spring Program)
– Joint program with the NJI

Date: April 16-21, 2023
Price per person: N/A
Location: In Person: Quebec City, QC

Bilingual program with simultaneous interpretation
Participation in this program is approved under Section 41 (1) of the Judges Act.


  • The Honourable Justice Michael F. Brown, Superior Court of Justice (Ontario), Toronto
  • The Honourable Justice Daniel Dumais, Superior Court of Québec, Quebec City
  • The Honourable Justice Lauri Ann Fenlon, Court of Appeal for British Columbia, Vancouver


This program, offered jointly by the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice and the National Judicial Institute, 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. Where Common Law and Civil Law jurisdictions overlap, the groups have been combined and translation services will be provided.


Please contact the Project Manager of Judicial Programs, Vicki Gondek, CMP
Tel.: 514-731-2855, extension 6

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.