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Episode 50 (En anglais): Family Law Reform Part III: It’s All About the Children

Brain Skills, Family Law – 31 Mar 2022

In Canada and many common law jurisdictions, there has been a longstanding concern about the family justice system. People who work in the system, families who turn to the family justice system for help, and reports about system reform speak about the crisis in family justice. We are hearing that it is not working for families and in fact, can do more harm than good.

Episode 49 (En anglais): Family Law Reform Part II: Brain Science, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and Resilience

Brain Skills, Family Law –

In Canada and many common law jurisdictions, there has been a longstanding concern about the family justice system. People who work in the system, families who turn to the family justice system for help, and reports about system reform speak about the crisis in family justice. We are hearing that it is not working for families and in fact, can do more harm than good.

Episode 48 (En anglais): Family Law Reform Part I: The Right to a Good Life

Family Law –

In Canada and many common law jurisdictions, there has been a longstanding concern about the family justice system. People who work in the system, families who turn to the family justice system for help, and reports about system reform speak about the crisis in family justice. We are hearing that it is not working for families and in fact, can do more harm than good.

Episode 47 (En anglais): Judicial Internships: Lessons from the Heart of the Justice System

Internships are an essential step in a student’s career development. They allow students to get a taste of what it’s like to work in the heart of the justice system and to gain experience that will give them a boost in their future career. In this episode, Nathan Afilalo welcomes three students who have participated in this program to discuss how this experience helped them in terms of preparation for their future careers.

Episode 46 (En anglais): The February Crisis and the Emergencies Act

Putting the February 2022 Crisis in context requires taking a step back and getting a better grasp of Canada’s Emergencies Act and its implications. In this timely podcast, CIAJ’s Executive Director and Lawyer Christine O’Doherty is asking UofT Faculty of Law Professor Kent Roach some crucial questions: How did we get to this point? How does federalism affect policing? What’s the Emergencies Act trying to do? What next if it doesn’t work?

Épisode 45 : Le stage en milieu judiciaire : une expérience au cœur du système de justice

Section étudiante –

Quand on est encore aux études, avoir la chance de se frotter à la réalité du travail au cœur même du système de justice, cela peut donner tout un coup de pouce. Viviane Lavergne, diplômée de la Faculté de droit de l’Université de Montréal, et Deana Tardif, étudiante à la Faculté de droit de l’Université Laval, en savent quelque chose.

Episode 44 (En anglais): Implementing the TRC Calls to Action in the Courtroom

Megan Vis-Dunbar, a Liaison Lawyer and the Manager of Local Libraries at Courthouse Libraries BC, is interviewing Jennifer Cox, Commission Counsel for the Mass Casualty Commission. Together, they discuss concrete ways in which courts and tribunals can build authentic relationships with Indigenous communities in order to develop a better understanding of their realities, generate mutual trust and deliver better justice.

Episode 43 (En anglais): How Do Our Brains Decide What to Pay Attention To? Part III − With Host Caroline Mandell

Brain Skills –

In this third and last episode of a new three-part series on how the brain works, host Caroline Mandell is welcoming Dr. Sophie Leroy, Associate Professor of Management at the University of Washington BothellSchool of Business. Together they explore topics such as attention, distraction and procrastination and discuss their implications for judges as high-volume decision-makers and writers.

Episode 42 (En anglais): How Do Our Brains Get Things Done? Part II − With Host Caroline Mandell

Brain Skills –

In this second episode, host Caroline Mandell is interviewing David Badre, professor of cognitive, linguistic, and psychological sciences at Brown University. Together, they explain what cognitive control (also known as executive function) is and discuss its implications for judges and all legal professionals.

Episode 41 (En anglais): How Do Our Brains Process Information? Part I − With Host Caroline Mandell

In this first episode of a new three-part series on how the brain works, host Caroline Mandell is speaking with UNSW Sydney’s Emeritus Professor John Sweller. Together, they explore a fundamental question: how do our brains process, retain, retrieve, and apply information? In short: how do we learn?

Episode 40 (En anglais): The Application of Gladue Principles beyond the Criminal Law Context

Megan Vis-Dunbar, a Liaison Lawyer and the Manager of Local Libraries at Courthouse Libraries BC, is interviewing the Honourable Justice Michelle O’Bonsawin of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on the themes of Gladue principles in a mental health context, child protection, and more.

Épisode 39 : Les conférences de règlement à l’amiable : points de vue du juge et de l’avocat

Droit de la famille –

Dans cet épisode, l’avocate et animatrice Caroline Bourbonnais s’entretient avec sa collègue, Me Awatif Lakhdar, associée chez Lavery Avocats, et l’honorable André Roy, juge à la Cour supérieure du Québec. Ensemble, ils analysent les conférences de règlement à l’amiable (CRA) selon le point de vue du juge et de l’avocat.

Épisode 38 : Un dossier en matière familiale : points de vue du juge et de l’avocat

Droit de la famille –

Dans cet épisode, l’avocate et animatrice Caroline Bourbonnais s’entretient avec l’honorable Carole Hallée, juge à la Cour supérieure du Québec, et Me Michel Ghali, avocat à l’aide juridique de Montréal. Ensemble, ils abordent la question d’un dossier en matière familiale selon le point de vue du juge et de l’avocat.

Episode 37 (En anglais): With the Best of Intentions: Are Courts and Tribunals Really Providing Accessible Service to People With Disabilities?

Are courts and tribunals really providing accessible service to people with disabilities? Michael Gottheil, Chief of the Commission and Tribunals of the Alberta Human Rights Commission, and Michael McNeely, Family Lawyer at Rogerson Law Group and first deaf-blind lawyer to graduate from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, are seeking to answer this question in the third and last episode of our series on disability.

Épisode 36 : Droit de la famille : l’enlèvement international d’un enfant

Droit de la famille –

L’avocate et animatrice Caroline Bourbonnais aborde le thème difficile de l’enlèvement international d’un enfant, en compagnie de ses collègues Me Awatif Lakhdar et Me Caroline Harnois.

Episode 35 (En anglais): Disability Inclusion: Access to Administrative Justice, Post-Secondary Education and Community Activism

In this episode, Laverne Jacobs, a professor at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law and a person with physical disabilities, interviews Michael McNeely, who is the first deaf-blind lawyer to graduate from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.

Episode 34 (En anglais): Barriers to Access to Administrative Justice for People with Disabilities

In this episode, Professor Emeritus Philip Bryden meets with human rights advocate and accessibility consultant Michael McNeely to discuss barriers to access to administrative justice for people with disabilities.

Épisode 33 : La représentation des enfants dans le cadre d’un litige en matière familiale

Droit de la famille –

Me Valentin Molpeceres et Me Isabel Brault, tous deux spécialisés en droit de la famille, abordent le thème de la représentation des enfants dans le cadre d’un litige en matière familiale en compagnie de l’animatrice et avocate Caroline Bourbonnais.

Episode 32 (En anglais): Dignity Part VIII

An eight-part series on dignity. In this eighth episode, we will be exploring the impact of medical aid in dying legislation on people with cognitive conditions.

Episode 31 (En anglais): Dignity Part VII

An eight-part series on dignity. In this seventh episode, we will be exploring how the concept of dignity, mental illness and medical aid in dying interrelate.