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185 Programs

Court of Appeal for British Columbia
LUNCH and LEARN – Law at Lunch

Overview

This Lunch and Learn was presented by guest speaker Suzette Narbonne, a lawyer for a Child and Youth Legal Centre, who provided an overview of the Child and Youth Legal Centre’s work. Suzette explained that the Centre provides legal advice and representation for children and youth in a number of areas including child protection, family law, and human rights. The meeting lasted an hour and a half.

Nov 14th 2019
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Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island
Bringing Balance to the Scales of Justice Cultural Retreat

Overview

This retreat was first-hand learning about traditional cultural practices from Mi’kmaq Elders. This event focused individual and community healing with a hope to bring balance to the scales of justice for Indigenous people.

Nov 13th - Nov 14th 2019
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Federal Court of Canada – Lunch and Learns
LUNCH AND LEARN: Legal Issues Regarding Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Overview

This lunch and learn session was presented by the Canadian Bar Association, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Community Section (SOGIC). The panel explained: the terminology now used to describe the gender and gender identity spectrum; the experiences and effects of transphobia; and, the barriers faced by the LGBQT2S population, including access to justice.

Apr 26th 2019
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Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island
Educational Session on the Electronic Supervision Program

Overview

This session was presented by Shawn Arbing and Christina Keen of the Justice and Public Safety sector regarding the Electronic Supervision Program. The meeting was held on April 25, 2019.

Apr 25th 2019
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National Judicial Institute – National Programs Descriptions
Criminal Law Seminar

Overview

This seminar was designed for judges hearing criminal matters and canvassed recent developments in criminal law with a focus on the challenges for trial judges.

Mar 27th - Mar 29th 2019
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National Judicial Institute – National Programs Descriptions
Building Cultural Capacity

Overview

This course provided judges with a range of issues relating to social context in both civil and criminal matters. The seminar provided judges with a forum to assess and enhance their intercultural competence.

Mar 20th - Mar 22nd 2019
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National Judicial Institute – National Programs Descriptions
Communicating Effectively in Your Courtroom

Overview

This seminar focussed on developing judicial communication skills in the courtroom. Developed in in collaboration with senior judges and communications experts, this program helped judges from a range of experience levels effectively communicate with the people who appear in front of them and better manage the courtroom.

Mar 6th - Mar 8th 2019
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Federal Court of Canada – Lunch and Learns
LUNCH and LEARN- Intellectual Property Litigation in the UK experience – Presentation by Sir Henry Carr

Overview

This seminar address the issues the Court and the bar face in ensuring efficient Patent Trials.

Feb 15th 2019
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National Judicial Institute
Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta: Bi-Annual Education Seminar

Overview

The 2018 seminar addressed a range of topical issues in criminal, civil and family law, in addition to the social context of law, of particular interest and relevance to the region.

Jan 30th - Feb 1st 2019
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National Judicial Institute
Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta: Judicial Dispute Resolution Fundamentals

Overview

This seminar focused on the fundamentals of leading a judicial dispute resolution process, with a focus on developing mediation skills. The program was intended for judges appointed within the last five years.

Jan 29th 2019
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Canadian Institute for the Administation of Justice (CIAJ)
Dealing Effectively with Judicial Review – Joint Program with NJI

Overview

This program offered jointly by the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ) and the National Judicial Institute (NJI), is designed to familiarize trial judges with principles and practices relating to applications for judicial review. The program will develop a framework for dealing with such applications that will allow individual judges to deal with judicial reviews both systematically and effectively.

Jan 22nd - Jan 25th 2019
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National Judicial Institute – National Programs Descriptions
Dealing Effectively with Judicial Review

Overview

This course familiarized trial judges with principles and practices relating to applications of judicial review.

Jan 22nd - Jan 25th 2019
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Federal Court of Canada – Lunch and Learns
LUNCH and LEARN- Orders vs Directions and Case Management

Overview

This Lunch and Learn focused on the role of Judges and Prothonotaries in Case Management.

Jan 11th 2019
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Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island
Educational Session on Marijuana

Overview

This session was presented by D’Arcy Smith, a specialist in Pharmacology, who spoke on the topic of marijuana. The meeting was held on December 17, 2018.

Dec 17th 2018
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Court of Appeal for British Columbia
LUNCH and LEARN – Law at Lunch

Overview

This Lunch and Learn was presented by Dr. Paul Farman, a specialist in addiction medicine, who spoke on the topic of marijuana in the workplace. The meeting was held from 12:30-2:00 p.m. on December 12, 2018.

Dec 12th 2018
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National Judicial Institute – National Programs Descriptions
Court of Appeal of New Brunswick

Overview

This course examined the art and craft of judgment writing, permitting participants to consider broadly the nature of appellate judgment writing, style and structure for good writing, as well as the importance of the editing process.

Dec 10th - Dec 11th 2018
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National Judicial Institute – National Programs Descriptions
Moving from Bar to Bench: Developing the Education Plan

Overview

This program brought together judges involved in planning judicial education at various courts across Canada to further develop programs and processes that would help new judges successfully begin their judicial careers.

Dec 5th - Dec 7th 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Superior Court of Quebec (Montreal Division): Family Law 201

Overview

This one-day program intended for judges of the Montreal Division of the Superior Court of Quebec addressed family law issues, more specifically the partition of family patrimony and the division of debts in the regime of partnership of acquests.

Dec 3rd 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan Education Seminar

Overview

This program focused on case law updates and judicial settlement conferencing.

Dec 3rd - Dec 5th 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Tax Court of Canada Education Seminar

Overview

This program focused on settlement conferencing with an additional session on time management and strategies for optimal productivity.

Nov 29th - Nov 30th 2018
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Tax Courts of Canada
Tax Court of Canada Education Seminar

Overview

This semi-annual education seminar focuses on settlement conferencing in a comprehensive interactive program. The duration of this program was two days.

Nov 29th - Nov 30th 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Superior Court of Quebec and Court of Quebec: Joint Seminar on Settlement Conferences

Overview

This two and a half day skills-based program was an introduction to settlement conferences, giving participants an opportunity to become familiar with the process of settlement conferences and, mostly, to learn and apply techniques for presiding them efficiently.

Nov 28th - Nov 30th 2018
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National Judicial Institute – National Programs Descriptions
Hearing and Deciding Charter Issues

Overview

This seminar was intended to provide judges with practical skills and tools to manage common applications under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as the complex procedural issues arising from these types of cases.

Nov 27th - Nov 30th 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Supreme Court of British Columbia Education Seminar

Overview

This seminar involved a range of topics related to substantive law, courtroom and trial management, and the ethics and role of the judiciary.

Nov 14th - Nov 15th 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador Education Seminar

Overview

Sexual assault trials require a delicate balancing of competing rights in an evolving social context. They raise difficult questions about the use of appropriate inferences vs. inappropriate myths and stereotypes, consent and mistaken belief in consent, third party records, prior sexual experience evidence and sufficiency of reasons.

Nov 14th - Nov 16th 2018
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Supreme Court of British Columbia
New Judges Training

Overview

This BC specific new judges training seminar was delivered by senior members of the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

Nov 13th 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Nova Scotia All Courts Education Seminar

Overview

This program covered a mix of substantive law and process, social context, judicial identity, safety and wellbeing, and judge craft topics. Specific topics included new criminal law legislative amendments, managing concurrent proceedings, the impact of childhood trauma, the evolving role of a judge, restorative approaches, judicial security and strategies for staying on top of workload.

Nov 8th - Nov 9th 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Superior Court of Justice (Ontario) Fall Education Seminar

Overview

All three parts of the Fall Seminar of the Superior Court of Justice touched on what Justice Stephen Goudge described as "the heavy burden of being the ultimate gatekeeper in protecting the system from unreliable expert evidence." The civil law program reviewed the analytical framework for the admission of expert evidence and discussed recent appellate case law in the civil law area. 

Nov 7th - Nov 9th 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Superior Court of Justice (Ontario) Family Court Branch Heidi S. Levenson Polowin Education Seminar

Overview

The 2018 Heidi S. Levenson Polowin Education Seminar was an additional seminar for Family Court Branch judges that immediately preceded the Court’s fall Education Seminar. It focused on understanding how trauma may be affecting the families coming before the court and what this might mean for the role of the judge. The program included presentations by experts in the field as well as an opportunity for judge-only discussions. 

Nov 6th 2018
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National Judicial Institute – National Programs Descriptions
Judges and Jails: The Realities of Incarceration

Overview

This program focused on the effective use of pre-sentence reports, sentencing, social context, the nature of programming and treatment available in provincial and federal correctional institutions, and the parole system.

Oct 28th - Nov 2nd 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan Education Seminar

Overview

This seminar focused on policing and corrections issues as well as brain fitness and resilience.

Oct 24th - Oct 26th 2018
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National Judicial Institute – National Programs Descriptions
Seminar for Newly Appointed Federal Judges

Overview

The CJC mandates that all new federally appointed judges attend this pair of seminars shortly after their appointment. They amount to nearly two full weeks of training for new judges – one held in the spring, the other in the fall – and are organized jointly by the National Judicial Institute and the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice.

Oct 20th - Oct 26th 2018
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Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ)
CIAJ Annual Conference

Overview

The theme of Justice and Mental Health will be discussed by panelists who will attempt to bridge the gap between the Justice and Healthcare systems; what is the interrelation between vulnerable groups and mental illness as it plays out in the courts (civil and criminal) and administrative tribunals? Speakers from various disciplines, including lawyers, judges, psychologists, psychiatrists, correctional professionals and social workers, will approach issues in

Oct 17th - Oct 19th 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Federal Court of Appeal Education Seminar

Overview

Focused on new developments in administrative law and reforms in the areas of access to information and privacy, this seminar addressed the legalization of cannabis in the context of labour law and explored strategies for optimizing productivity in appellate courts.

Oct 17th - Oct 19th 2018
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Canadian Institute for the Administation of Justice (CIAJ)
CIAJ Roundtable on Criminal Trial Delays

Overview

This program was a series of four roundtables to be held in September 2017 in four major cities of Canada. Four days in total. For the fiscal year 2017-2018, hours were worked out with the local committee under the auspices of the trial court Chief Justice.

Oct 13th - Dec 2nd 2018
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Court of Appeal for British Columbia
Court of Appeal Annual Fall Meeting

Overview

An educational seminar was delivered by the Honourable Justice Harris regarding “Restitution and Rehabilitation: two connected tales from Central Europe”. The meeting was an hour long in length.

Oct 12th 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba

Overview

This program continued the examination of issues relating to the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its Calls to Action that began at the Court’s April Seminar. It focused on Indigenous Law and Legal Traditions, Aboriginal Law and Reconciliation.

Oct 11th - Oct 12th 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Superior Court of Quebec: Annual General Assembly – Juger dans la nouvelle diversité

Overview

This one and a half day program focused on the art of judging in a diverse society.

Oct 10th - Oct 12th 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Joint Education Seminar for the Courts of Appeal of Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island

Overview

Sexual assault trials require a delicate balancing of competing rights in an evolving social context. They raise difficult questions about the use of appropriate inferences vs. inappropriate myths and stereotypes, consent and mistaken belief in consent, third party records, prior sexual experience evidence and sufficiency of reasons.

Oct 4th - Oct 5th 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Joint Education Seminar for the Courts of Appeal of Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island

Overview

Sexual assault trials require a delicate balancing of competing rights in an evolving social context. They raise difficult questions about the use of appropriate inferences vs. inappropriate myths and stereotypes, consent and mistaken belief in consent, third party records, prior sexual experience evidence and sufficiency of reasons. Appellate courts reviewing these cases have an equally challenging set of issues to contend with.

Oct 4th - Oct 5th 2018
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National Judicial Institute – National Programs Descriptions
Criminal Jury Trials Seminar

Overview

This course was intended for new judges and built on the jury training provided during the Seminar for New Federally Appointed Judges.

Oct 3rd - Oct 5th 2018
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National Judicial Institute – National Programs Descriptions
Preventing Wrongful Convictions

Overview

This seminar focused on the causes of wrongful convictions, exploring the common contributors to wrongful convictions, highlighting potential problems, and determining the appropriate judicial response.

Oct 1st - Oct 2nd 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta: Family Law Fundamentals

Overview

This seminar focused on the fundamentals of family law matters. The program was intended for judges appointed within the last five years.

Sep 26th 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta: Education Seminar

Overview

This seminar focused on building judicial skills in two areas: financial skills in family law cases, and the use of technology in the courtroom. Developed in collaboration with senior judges, experienced practitioners and financial, technological and pedagogical experts, this program helped better equip members of the Court to sit on family law matters and adapt to technological innovations in the courtroom.

Sep 26th - Sep 28th 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Federal Court Annual Education Seminar

Overview

This seminar focused on the impact of significant intellectual property developments, provided updates on Immigration and Administrative Law, and included a session addressing judicial productivity.

Sep 19th - Sep 21st 2018
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Court of Appeal for British Columbia
LUNCH and LEARN – Law at Lunch

Overview

This Lunch and Learn was presented by James Tate who delivered a speech and presentation regarding the Magnitsky Act

Sep 19th 2018
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Canadian Tax Foundation
British Columbia Regional Tax Conference

Overview

This Canadian Tax Foundation program provided participants with a review of recent legislative and administrative developments in federal and provincial tax law, aimed specifically at Western Canada.

Sep 18th - Sep 19th 2018
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Supreme Court of British Columbia
LUNCH and LEARN – Enforcement Order Considerations for Interlocutory Injunctions

Overview

This Lunch and Learn was presented by a senior judges of the British Columbia's Supreme Court. It was a 30 minute session intended for all judges of the court.

Sep 18th 2018
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Supreme Court of British Columbia
LUNCH and LEARN – Browne v. Dunn

Overview

This Lunch and Learn was a presentation developed by a senior judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. It was a half hour session that was intended for all judges of the court, masters and registrars.

Sep 18th 2018
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Federal Court of Canada – Lunch and Learns
LUNCH and LEARN- Intellectual Property Litigation in the UK experience – Presentation by Sir Henry Carr

Overview

This seminar focused on the developments in intellectual property litigation in the UK.

Sep 14th 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island Education Seminar: "Children"

Overview

This seminar covered a mix of substantive law, social context and judge craft topics, all while exploring the theme of "Children." Sessions focused on children in families that experience high conflict and/or violence. Risks, challenges, strategies and approaches were discussed and examined with renowned experts and senior judicial colleagues.

Sep 13th - Sep 14th 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Court of Queen’s Bench of New Brunswick: Education Seminar

Overview

This seminar involved a range of topics related to substantive law, courtroom and trial management, and the social context of law.

Sep 5th - Sep 6th 2018
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National Judicial Institute – National Programs Descriptions
Evidence Workshop

Overview

This intensive program was a practical and applied course providing judges with an update on the state of the law of evidence in the criminal, civil and family domains.

Jul 22nd - Jul 27th 2018
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Supreme Court of British Columbia
LUNCH and LEARN – Legalization of Cannabis

Overview

This Lunch and Learn was a presentation developed by members of the Criminal Law Committee of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. It was an hour session that was intended for all judges of the court, masters and registrars.

Jun 27th 2018
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Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ)
Judgment Writing Seminar – Superior Court of Québec

Overview

This seminar is designed to assist judges in improving their judgment-writing skills. The program includes lectures, discussions, and workshops that stress the nature of good prose, point-first writing and the special requirements and special challenges of judicial writing. Since the art of writing is a skill that, like all skills, can be improved only through practice, much of the instruction will centre on written exercises and judgments. Please note that t

Jun 25th - Jun 28th 2018
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National Judicial Institute – National Programs Descriptions
Look to the Future: Preparing for Life after the Bench

Overview

This program covered a range of issues of importance to judges approaching retirement within five to seven years. It canvassed the ethical issues faced by judges retiring from the bench, whether seeking to re-enter private practice or in other professional and non-professional roles. It also addressed several other personal and professional issues and decisions relevant to retirement and pre-retirement.

Jun 13th - Jun 15th 2018
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Court of Appeal for British Columbia
LUNCH and LEARN – Law at Lunch

Overview

This Lunch and Learn was presented by Chief Justice Bauman who hosted his annual “Whine with the Chief” session where the court discusses various issues in the BC Court of Appeal. The meeting was an hour and a half long.

Jun 13th 2018
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Federal Court of Canada – Lunch and Learns
LUNCH and LEARN- the Federal Courts Judgments on Constitutional Issues

Overview

This seminar focused on the jurisprudence on the jurisdiction of statutory Courts to address constitutional issues and make determinations.

Jun 8th 2018
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Court of Appeal for Nova Scotia
Broadening Our Horizons

Overview

The program began with a session for judges only, leg by Kimberly Papillon, and internationally recognized expert on medical, legal and judicial decision-making. Other parts of the seminar engaged other judges who spoke of contemporary legal issues, distinct cultural context and needs of African Nova Scotian families and children, and the unique concerns that arise when working with African Nova Scotians in the criminal justice system.

Jun 8th 2018
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National Judicial Institute
New Brunswick Education Seminar: St. Andrews Lectures 2018 XI

Overview

This program brought together judges of the Provincial Court of New Brunswick, the Court of Queen’s Bench of New Brunswick and the Court of Appeal of New Brunswick. It focused on criminal law with an emphasis on criminal law fundamentals, disclosure obligations and problems, use of police informants, trial management skills, the underrepresented accused, and Supreme Court of Canada updates.

Jun 7th - Jun 8th 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan

Overview

This program focused on ethical issues for judges.

Jun 4th - Jun 6th 2018
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Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ)
CIAJ Advanced Judicial Seminar on Administrative Law

Overview

The Seminar was designed to address advanced administrative law topics of specific interest to judges. The program includes lectures and discussions. This was a one-day program for both Common Law and Civil Law judges who have expertise or would like to develop/expand their understanding of a particular area of administrative law.

Jun 1st 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador Education Seminar

Overview

This seminar focused on the practical and ethical issues of judicial settlement conferencing. Judges explored the process of settlement conferencing, the different styles of conferencing, and ethical issues that commonly arise.

May 30th - Jun 1st 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Superior Court of Quebec (Montreal Division): Divisional Assembly

Overview

In this assembly of the Montreal Division of the Superior Court of Quebec, judges gathered for a plenary meeting on various issues related to the transformation of the judicial function in contemporary society.

May 30th - Jun 1st 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta: Difficult Issues in Sexual Assault Trials

Overview

Building on previous seminars offered by the Court, this seminar focused on challenging issues that arise in sexual assault trials, with emphasis on substantive law and the social context of sexual assault trials.

May 29th 2018
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Court of Appeal for Saskatechewan
LUNCH and LEARN

Overview

The Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan delivered a series of “Lunch & Learns” for all the judges of the Court. The Lunch & Learns were designed to bring in guest speakers to deliver presentations on a variety of topics.

May 28th - Mar 28th 2019
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National Judicial Institute
Supreme Courts of Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia Education Seminar

Overview

This seminar covered a mix of substantive law, social context and judge craft topics, including business valuations, damages, costs, supporting a more inclusive judiciary and better understanding the multi-faceted considerations that accompany a victim's decision to potentially stay in an abusive relationship.

May 24th - May 25th 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Supreme Courts of Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia Education Seminar

Overview

This seminar covered a mix of substantive law, social context and judge craft topics, including business valuations, damages, costs, supporting a more inclusive judiciary and better understanding the multi-faceted considerations that accompany a victim's decision to potentially stay in an abusive relationship.

May 24th - May 25th 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Supreme Court of British Columbia: Education Seminar

Overview

This seminar involved a range of topics related to substantive law, judicial skills, the social context of judging, and courtroom and trial management.

May 23rd - May 24th 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Supreme Court of British Columbia: New Judges’ Program

Overview

This seminar was intended for the new judges appointed to the Court over the previous year and was designed to supplement the national training provided in the Seminar for Recently Appointed Judges. The program focused on providing participants with specific information on substantive, procedural and administrative issues applicable to trial judges in British Columbia.

May 22nd 2018
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Supreme Court of British Columbia
New Judges Training

Overview

This BC specific new judges training seminar was delivered by senior members of the Supreme Court of British Columbia to new judges and maters appointed within the prior six months.

May 22nd 2018
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National Judicial Institute – National Programs Descriptions
Judicial Ethics Seminar: Ethics in the Age of Disruption

Overview

This seminar examined judicial ethics through a 21st century lens – conscious of developments in social media, toxic evidence, and changing social and legal trends – to consider what has changed, what is changing and what, if anything, can or should stay the same.

May 16th - May 18th 2018
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Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island
Educational Session on Restorative Justice

Overview

This session was a presentation on Restorative Justice, an approach that focuses on repairing the harm in the aftermath of crime and is based on the understanding that crime is a violation of people and relationships. This Seminar lasted eight hours.

May 10th 2018
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National Judicial Institute – National Programs Descriptions
Civil Law Seminar: Resistance Is Futile – The Technological Transformation of Substantive and Procedural Civil Law, Evidence, and the Administration of Civil Justice

Overview

This intensive program was for judges who hear civil law matters and explored the transformation of tort, contract, commercial, and corporate civil law due to technological innovation.

May 9th - May 11th 2018
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Court of Appeal for British Columbia
LUNCH and LEARN – Law at Lunch

Overview

This Lunch and Learn was presented by guest speaker, Justice Groberman, who delivered a speech titled “Some Administrative Law Nonsense” which dealt with “some areas in which the law as applied diverges from legal theory”. The meeting lasted for the duration of an hour and a half.

May 9th 2018
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National Judicial Institute – National Programs Descriptions
Class Actions Seminar: A National Forum on Taming the Multi-Jurisdictional Class Action

Overview

This seminar, a national forum for judges from across Canada who hear class action proceedings, was an update on current issues in class action law with a focus on multi- jurisdictional class actions.

May 8th 2018
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Court of Appeal for British Columbia
Court of Appeal Annual Spring Meeting

Overview

This spring meeting was led by Guest speaker, the Honourable Bruce Cohen, Superior Courts Communications Officer, who presented on his role with the media. The meeting was held from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on May 4, 2018.

May 4th 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Superior Court of Justice (Ontario) Spring Education Seminar

Overview

Across time and culture, gender and sexual diversity have been important features of many societies and cultures. History, anthropology, natural science and legal theory remind us that sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression are not limited to oppositional binaries.

May 2nd - May 4th 2018
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Superior Court of Ontario
SCJ (Ontario) Sexual Assault Self-Study Course

Overview

Sexual assault trials involve complex issues of law, fact and social context. In recent years there have been important legislative changes, and extensive developments in the jurisprudence concerning sexual assault. These developments have occurred within a highly dynamic social context, which has focused attention on judicial decisions in sexual assault cases. Trial judges are expected to and must balance competing interests, and make fair and effective deci

May 1st - May 30th 2018
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National Judicial Institute – National Programs Descriptions
Indigenous Law Symposium

Overview

This symposium provided an overview of the challenges and opportunities in incorporating Indigenous legal principles into the Canadian multijural legal landscape.

Apr 27th 2018
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National Judicial Institute – National Programs Descriptions
The McLachlin Court

Overview

This course examined how Canadian law developed over the 17 years Chief Justice McLachlin led the Supreme Court of Canada and what the developments mean for judging in the future.

Apr 25th - Apr 26th 2018
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Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ)
Mastering the Skills of Judgment Writing—joint program with NJI

Overview

Mastering the Skill of Judgment Writing—presented jointly by the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice and the National Judicial Institute—was an intensive program developed to help judges take their judicial writing skills to an advanced level. The sessions featured extensive small-group work and individualized feedback on writing problems from experienced judicial faculty and experts on judicial writing.

Apr 22nd - Apr 26th 2018
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National Judicial Institute – National Programs Descriptions
Mastering the Skill of Judgment-Writing

Overview

This seminar focussed on judgment writing. Developed in collaboration with senior judges and pedagogical and writing experts, this program helped experienced judges to strengthen and refine their writing skills, focussing on how to better structure their judgments and express themselves in a manner that is effective and clear to the litigants.

Apr 22nd - Apr 26th 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba Education Seminar

Overview

The first day of this two-day program focused on self-represented litigants in the Family and General Divisions of the Court. On the second day the Court began an examination of issues related to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Final Report and its Calls to Action.

Apr 19th - Apr 20th 2018
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National Judicial Institute – National Programs Descriptions
Criminal Jury Charge Workshop

Overview

This skills-based seminar focused on writing jury instructions, with hands-on and intensive sessions requiring participants to craft jury instructions in response to the issues generated using a hypothetical detailed criminal jury trial scenario.

Apr 18th - Apr 20th 2018
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Supreme Court of British Columbia
LUNCH and LEARN – Publication Bans

Overview

This Lunch and Learn was presented by a senior judges of the British Columbia's Supreme Court. It was an hour session intended for all judges of the court.

Apr 17th 2018
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Court of Appeal for British Columbia
LUNCH and LEARN – Law at Lunch

Overview

This seminar was presented by audio visual experts from Court Services. The meeting was held from 12:30-2:00 p.m. on April 12, 2018

Apr 12th 2018
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National Judicial Institute – National Programs Descriptions
Oral Judgements Seminar

Overview

This seminar focused on delivering oral judgments. Developed in collaboration with senior judges and pedagogical and communications experts, this program helped participants learn and practice how to better structure their judgments, organize the evidence and law before and during a hearing, and communicate effectively.

Apr 11th - Apr 13th 2018
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Canadian Institute for the Administation of Justice (CIAJ)
Reflecting on the Legacy of Chief Justice McLachlin – Joint Program with the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law – Superior Court of Québec

Overview

This two-day conference brought together judges, lawyers, academics and law students to mark the significant contributions of the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin to Canadian law and the administration of justice. The conference provided a unique opportunity for participants and for judges especially, to engage with Chief Justice McLachlin’s extensive jurisprudence and contributions by presenting and discussing research inspired by her work.

Apr 10th - Apr 11th 2018
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National Judicial Institute – National Programs Descriptions
Seminar for Newly Appointed Federal Judges

Overview

The CJC mandates that all new federally appointed judges attend this pair of seminars shortly after their appointment. They amount to nearly two full weeks of training for new judges – one held in the spring, the other in the fall – and are organized jointly by the National Judicial Institute and the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice.

Apr 7th - Apr 13th 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Superior Court of Quebec (Quebec Division): Family Law 201

Overview

This one-day program intended for judges of the Quebec Division of the Superior Court of Quebec addressed family law issues, more specifically the partition of family patrimony and the fundamental principles of the regime of partnership of acquests.

Mar 27th 2018
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Court of Appeal for British Columbia
LUNCH and LEARN – Law at Lunch

Overview

This Lunch and Learn was presented by Justice Edwin Cameron of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. The meeting lasted an hour and a half.

Mar 27th 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Criminal Law Seminar

Overview

This seminar was designed for judges hearing criminal matters and canvassed recent developments in criminal law with a focus on the challenges for trial judges.

Mar 21st - Mar 23rd 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Criminal Law Fundamentals Seminar: Issues in the Law of Sexual Assault

Overview

This course was intended for new judges who had already completed the training for newly appointed judges and for judges in general to review the fundamentals of the law of sexual assault.

Mar 20th 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Superior Court of Quebec (Quebec Division): Family Law 201

Overview

This one-day program intended for judges of the Superior Court (Quebec Division) addressed family law issues, more specifically the partition of family patrimony.

Mar 18th 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Science in the Courtroom: The Web, Nets & Bots - Everything You Need to Know About Emerging Technologies

Overview

This program was designed to improve the judges’ familiarity with technological and scientific evidence, given the role of judges as triers of fact in an era of rapid technological advances.

Mar 14th - Mar 16th 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Superior Court of Quebec: Class Actions

Overview

This two-day program was intended for judges who hear class actions. Its aim was to provide an overview of substantive and procedural law issues specific to class actions, at both the approval stage and the substantive stage.

Mar 14th - Mar 15th 2018
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Court of Appeal for British Columbia
LUNCH and LEARN – Law at Lunch

Overview

This Lunch and Learn was presented by Madam Justice Daphne Smith, who spoke on “The Divorce Act v. The Family Law Act: Not two for one”. The meeting was held for an hour and a half.

Mar 14th 2018
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Superior Court of Québec and Court of Québec
Joint Seminar – Case Management in Difficult Situations

Overview

This two-day seminar was presented to support the development of judges’ management skills in difficult situations.

Mar 12th - Mar 13th 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Survive and Thrive: Optimizing Judicial Productivity and Well-Being

Overview

The program focused on providing judges with tools and skills to ensure optimal levels of productivity when facing heavy caseloads.

Mar 6th - Mar 9th 2018
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National Judicial Institute
The Art and Craft of Judging: Your “Sophomore Years”

Overview

This program was designed for judges with 5 to 10 years of experience on the Bench. The program, developed in collaboration with senior judges as well as academics, addressed several dimensions of judging relevant to judges at this stage of their careers.

Feb 26th - Mar 2nd 2018
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National Judicial Institute
The Judicial Response to Terrorism: Case and Courtroom Management

Overview

This seminar was intended for judges who hear terrorism cases. It explored the judicial response to the unique challenges of national security and criminal proceedings in the complex world of global terrorism threats in Canada. This program was developed to ensure judges have the necessary tools to address the unique challenges created by global and national security threats.

Feb 15th - Feb 16th 2018
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Federal Court and Superior Courts
The Judicial Response to Terrorism: Case and Courtroom Management

Overview

Common issues in criminal law become complex in terrorism cases because of the unique investigative processes, coupled with the division of responsibility for national security proceedings and criminal prosecutions. The Federal Court, in collaboration with provincial superior courts, created a specialized program, designed to assist federally appointed judges in handling these types of cases and understanding the unique challenges arising from threats.

Feb 15th - Feb 16th 2018
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Court of Appeal for British Columbia
LUNCH and LEARN – Law at Lunch

Overview

This Lunch and Learn was presented by Dr. Sarah Otto, who spoke on “Species at Risk, Climate Change and Emerging Environmental Issues”. The meeting was an hour and half in length.

Feb 14th 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Insolvency Seminar

Overview

This seminar was intended for judges who hear insolvency cases and provided an overview of both substantive and procedural law developments.

Feb 8th 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Family Law Seminar: Financial and Property Issues

Overview

The program was offered to judges who hear family law matters; it focused on financial and property issues that occur in a separation or divorce.

Feb 7th - Feb 9th 2018
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Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada
Education Seminar

Overview

This seminar was intended for judges who hear Court Martial appeals and focused on important updates on the law and context in the military justice system, including sexual assault cases.

Feb 1st - Feb 2nd 2018
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Superior Court of Québec (Montreal Division)
Division Meeting

Overview

This divisional meeting of the Superior Court of Québec brought together judges and lawyers for plenary sessions on various topics.

Feb 1st - Feb 2nd 2018
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Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta
Bi-Annual Education Seminar

Overview

The 2018 seminar addressed a range of topical issues in criminal, civil and family law of particular interest and relevance to the region.

Jan 31st - Feb 2nd 2018
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Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta
Criminal Law Fundamentals

Overview

This seminar focused on the fundamentals of criminal law matters, with emphasis on the law and social context of sexual assault trials. The program was intended for judges appointed within the last five years.

Jan 30th 2018
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National Judicial Institute – National Programs Descriptions
Insolvency Seminar

Overview

This seminar was intended for judges who hear insolvency cases and provided an overview of both substantive and procedural law developments.

Jan 30th - Jan 31st 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Superior Court of Quebec: Judgments Delivered from the Bench

Overview

This seminar was focused on skills in delivering judgments from the bench. Developed in cooperation with experienced judges and communications experts, this program helped judges to understand the importance of judgments delivered from the bench, organize the evidence and the law before and after a hearing, and deliver their judgment efficiently.

Jan 28th - Jan 30th 2018
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National Judicial Institute
Assessing and Building Intercultural Competence

Overview

This course provided judges with a range of issues relating to social context in both civil and criminal matters. The seminar provided judges with a forum to assess and enhance their intercultural competence.

Jan 24th 2018
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National Judicial Institute – National Programs Descriptions
Judging in Your First Five Years: Criminal Law

Overview

This new national seminar has been made mandatory by the CJC and builds on the training provided to newly appointed judges in the spring and fall of each year. Over six days of intensive and interactive work, it provides participants with a comprehensive overview of the process of conducting a criminal trial and, in particular, a sexual assault trial.

Jan 20th - Jan 25th 2018
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Court of Appeal for British Columbia
LUNCH and LEARN – Law at Lunch

Overview

This Lunch and Learn was presented by James Tate who delivered a speech and presentation regarding the Magnitsky Act.

Jan 17th 2018
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Court of Queen’s Bench of Saskatchewan
Education Seminar

Overview

This program focused on two key topics: the social and historical context of the Canadian child welfare system, with a particular focus on how this system has affected First Nation communities; and the law and social context of sexual assault trials.

Dec 4th - Dec 5th 2017
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Superior Court of Québec (Québec Division)
Family Law 201

Overview

This one-day program was on the issue of family law, more specifically on the division of family patrimony and the main principles of the partnership of acquests.

Dec 4th 2017
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Canadian Institute for the Administation of Justice (CIAJ)
Roundtable on Criminal Trials Delays

Overview

Canada’s criminal justice system is facing challenges that have serious impacts on the Canadian population and all sectors within the administration of justice resulting from the Supreme Court’s ruling in R v Jordan [2016]. This program, presented through a roundtable discussion, allowed cross-sector dialogue on the challenges occurring in criminal cases. The program brought together a vast pool of experts in many legal fields, including judges.

Dec 2nd 2017
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National Judicial Institute
Hearing and Deciding Charter Issues

Overview

This seminar was intended to provide judges with practical skills and tools to manage common applications under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as the complex procedural issues arising from these types of cases.

Nov 28th - Dec 1st 2017
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Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador
Education Seminar

Overview

This two-day seminar on children in the context of family law focused on taking into consideration the psychological and practical needs of children from the moment parenting plans are established, during post-separation or divorce and when granting financial support orders to ensure the best outcomes for children and foster resilience.

Nov 23rd - Nov 24th 2017
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Tax Court of Canada
Education Seminar

Overview

This program focused on the law of evidence in proceedings before the Court, including the administration of evidence, the theoretical underpinnings of the rules of evidence, best practices, expert evidence and other practical issues.

Nov 23rd - Nov 24th 2017
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Canadian Tax Foundation
Annual Conference

Overview

This conference sponsored by the CTF is a leading resource for understanding tax issues. The 2017 program focussed on tax litigation, including remedies under administrative law.

Nov 18th - Nov 21st 2017
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National Judicial Institute with Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice
Dialogues on Judging: Challenges and Rewards of a Long-Serving Career

Overview

The program was designed specifically for judges with at least 10-15 years of experience to take stock of their collective experience and enhance their skills and approaches to judging.

Nov 15th - Nov 17th 2017
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British Columbia: All Courts
Education Seminar

Overview

This seminar focused on issues common to the judiciary in British Columbia, including understanding and dealing with gang-related crime, the impacts of sentencing along with social context and mental health issues in the courtroom.

Nov 15th - Nov 17th 2017
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Supreme Court of British Columbia
New Judges’ Program

Overview

This seminar was intended for the new judges appointed to the Court over the previous year and was designed to supplement the national training provided in the Seminar for Recently Appointed Judges. This program focused on providing participants with specific information on substantive, procedural and administrative issues applicable to trial judges in British Columbia.

Nov 14th 2017
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Chartered Professional Accountants Canada
Commodity Tax Symposium

Overview

Symposium participants explored the current challenges in the indirect taxation domain. This included an assessment of how those challenges would affect the future of taxation and how the existing regime will have to adapt to support and keep pace with increasingly complex businesses operations.

Nov 13th - Nov 14th 2017
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International Association of Judges (IAJ) with CSCJA
Annual Meeting and Conference

Overview

Canadian judges learn from the experience of other countries and vice-versa. This annual conference aims to promote and strengthen the rule of law throughout developing countries and in emerging democracies.

Nov 12th - Nov 16th 2017
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Federal Court of Canada and Federal Court of Appeal
Education Seminar

Overview

This program focused on international taxation, intellectual property, and Aboriginal law developments.

Nov 8th - Nov 9th 2017
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Superior Court of Justice (Ontario)
Education Seminar (Fall 2017)

Overview

This seminar focused on issues in civil, family and criminal law of practical relevance to the work of the Court.

Nov 8th - Nov 10th 2017
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Superior Court of Justice (Ontario)
Education Seminar: Family Court Branch

Overview

Intended for Family Court Branch judges, the program focused on the changes to child protection proceedings under the Child and Youth Family Services Act, 2017.

Nov 7th 2017
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International Organization for Judicial Training (IOJT)
Conference: Judicial Education 2025 – Core Values and Future Innovations

Overview

This international conference brought together judges and judicial educators from around the world to promote the rule of law through support for the work of judicial education institutions. The conference presented strategies for establishing and developing training centres, designing effective curricula, developing faculty capacity, and improving teaching methodology.

Nov 5th - Nov 9th 2017
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Canadian Tax Foundation
Atlantic Provinces Regional Tax Conference

Overview

The Canadian Tax Foundation’s regional conference for Eastern Canada offers a specialized environment to discuss tax issues specific to the Atlantic region.

Nov 3rd - Nov 4th 2017
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National Judicial Institute
Supreme Court of Canada Symposium

Overview

This symposium, available to the public by webcast, was a one-day program which examined topics related to the Supreme Court of Canada’s role in the legal system and its impact on Canadians' lives. Canadian and international jurists participated.

Oct 26th 2017
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National Judicial Institute
Good Judgment: Judicial Decision-Making and Judicial Method

Overview

This program presented best practices in judicial decision-making at the trial and appellate levels.

Oct 24th - Oct 27th 2017
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Federal Court of Canada and Federal Court of Appeal
Special Advocates and Amici Curiae Educational Seminar

Overview

This seminar brought together judges, special advocates, amici curiae and government lawyers experienced in national security issues. Developed in collaboration with the courts and the key stakeholders in these judicial proceedings, this program was intended for judges who preside over national security matters and focused on the history and context of special advocates and amici curiae in these matters.

Oct 20th 2017
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Appellate and Superior Trial Courts: Atlantic Region
All Courts Education Seminar

Overview

This program focused on significant criminal and family law developments, the development of written and oral judgment skills, the social context of Indigenous treaties in Atlantic Canada and mental health issues in the courtroom.

Oct 18th - Oct 20th 2017
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Superior Court of Québec (Québec Division)
Annual General Assembly: Modernization and Efficiency of the Justice System

Overview

This two-day program was on the theme of modernization and efficiency of the justice system.

Oct 18th - Oct 20th 2017
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National Judicial Institute
Judges and Jails: The Realities of Incarceration

Overview

This program focused on the effective use of pre-sentence reports, sentencing, social context, the nature of programming and treatment available in provincial and federal correctional institutions, and the parole system.

Oct 15th - Oct 20th 2017
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Court of Appeal of British Columbia
Annual Fall Meeting

Overview

This program provided judges with a further understanding of the issues of sexual assault trials.

Oct 13th 2017
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Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba
Education Seminar (Fall 2017)

Overview

This program focused on the law and social context of sexual assault trials.

Oct 12th - Oct 13th 2017
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Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ)
Annual Conference on Diversity

Overview

This conference, The Charter Challenge Conundrum: The Clash of Rights and Values and the Canadian Cultural Mosaic, examined the way public institutions have evolved to reflect the values of inclusiveness, diversity and equality, including an assessment of their shortcomings. It also focused on substantive issues (language, religion, race, culture, etc.) and the complementarity and contradiction between values of diversity and equality.

Oct 4th - Oct 6th 2017
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National Judicial Institute
Criminal Jury Trials Seminar

Overview

This course was intended for new judges and built on the jury training provided during the Seminar for New Federally Appointed Judges

Oct 4th - Oct 6th 2017
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National Judicial Institute
Managing and Maintaining Control in Large Jury Cases

Overview

This seminar addressed the challenges of both managing and maintaining control in large criminal jury cases. This program was intended for judges with a strong criminal law background.

Oct 3rd 2017
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Court of Appeal for Manitoba and Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan
Joint Education Seminar

Overview

This seminar focused on issues relevant to appellate judging in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, including the social context of the Métis population and legal issues concerning Métis title to land, the rising phenomena of street and prison gangs in Western Canada, cross-border jurisdictional issues and updates on cases from the Supreme Court of Canada.

Sep 27th - Sep 29th 2017
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Federal Court
Education Seminar

Overview

This seminar focused on significant intellectual property developments, the impact of developments in technology and in social media on the Court’s work, and other key issues including the social context of judging in a diverse society.

Sep 27th - Sep 28th 2017
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Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta
Family Law Fundamentals

Overview

This seminar focused on the fundamentals of family law matters. The program was intended for judges appointed within the last five years.

Sep 27th 2017
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Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta
Oral Judgments Seminar

Overview

This seminar focused on delivering oral judgments. Developed in collaboration with senior judges and pedagogical and communications experts, this program helped members of the Court to learn and practise how to better structure their judgments, organize the evidence and law before and during a hearing, and communicate effectively.

Sep 27th - Sep 29th 2017
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Canadian Superior Courts Judges Association (CSCJA)
Annual Meeting and Conference

Overview

The CSCJA provides information sessions to support building an effective, accountable and inclusive judiciary. Judges participated in sessions covering a wide variety of topics related to judicial education, the administration of justice, human rights and judicial independence.

Sep 24th - Sep 28th 2017
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Canadian Superior Courts Judges Association (CSCJA)
Judges’ Day

Overview

Offered in conjunction with the Canadian Bar Association, the main theme for Judges Day was security intelligence.

Aug 19th 2017
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National Judicial Institue
Evidence Seminar

Overview

This intensive program was a practical and applied course providing judges with an update on the state of the law of evidence in the criminal, civil and family domains.

Jul 23rd - Jul 28th 2017
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Federation of Law Societies of Canada
National Criminal Law Program

Overview

This annual national conference is aimed at prosecutors, defence counsel, judges, and members of law enforcement and national defence communities. The theme of the 2017 National Criminal Law Program was Criminal Procedure, Ethics, and the Charter.

Jul 10th - Jul 14th 2017
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International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law (ISRCL)
International Conference

Overview

The ISRCL is an international non-governmental association of judges, legislators, lawyers, academics, government officials, police and corrections professionals dedicated to improving the administration of criminal justice in their own jurisdiction and internationally. The conference theme for 2017 was Criminal Justice in the 21st Century.

Jul 9th - Jul 13th 2017
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Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ)
Judgment Writing Seminar

Overview

This annual program is designed to support judges in improving their judgment-writing skills. Newly appointed judges usually register for the course within two years of their appointment.

Jun 26th - Jun 28th 2017
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Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario (AJEFO)
Annual Congress

Overview

This francophone conference, provided by the Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario (AJEFO), offered an in-depth examination of current trends in various areas of the law, including linguistic rights.

Jun 23rd - Jun 24th 2017
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Court of Appeal of New Brunswick
Education Seminar

Overview

This program brought together judges of the Provincial Court of New Brunswick, the Court of Queen’s Bench of New Brunswick and the Court of Appeal of New Brunswick. It focused on criminal law with an emphasis on the social context of sexual assault trials, general evidentiary issues in criminal trials, trial management skills, sentencing and Gladue reports, joint submissions on sentencing, and Supreme Court of Canada updates.

Jun 15th - Jun 16th 2017
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National Judicial Institute
Look to the Future: Preparing for Life after the Bench

Overview

This program covered a range of issues of importance to judges approaching retirement within five to seven years. It canvassed the ethical issues faced by judges retiring from the bench, whether seeking to re-enter private practice or in other professional and non-professional roles. It also addressed several other personal and professional issues and decisions relevant to retirement.

Jun 14th - Jun 16th 2017
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National Judicial Institute
Judging as Canada Changes: Safety and Security of Women

Overview

This program was designed and delivered collaboratively with the Canadian Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges (CCIAWJ, an organization open to both men and women) and focused on challenges with respect to cases of sexual assault, human trafficking and the safety and security of marginalized women.

Jun 7th - Jun 9th 2017
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Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
Tax law for Lawyers Conference

Overview

This CBA conference on tax law involved the specialized areas of practice of federally appointed judges at the Tax Court of Canada and Federal Court of Appeal. A particular focus was on income tax law, commodity tax and charity regulation. This conference also focussed on legal developments in the areas of corporate and personal taxation and estate planning.

Jun 4th - Jun 9th 2017
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Court of Queen’s Bench of Saskatchewan
Education Seminar

Overview

This program focused on judicial review of administrative action.

Jun 4th - Jun 6th 2017
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Superior Court of Québec (Montreal Division)
District Assembly : The Judge in a Changing Society

Overview

This one-and-a-half day program, offered as part of the Montreal District Assembly, dealt with the theme "The Judge in a Changing Society".

May 31st - Jun 2nd 2017
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Superior Court of Québec (Québec Division)
Annual Assembly of the Québec District: The Art of Judging

Overview

The program on the theme of the “Art of Judging” was part of the Annual Assembly of the Québec District.

May 31st - Jun 2nd 2017
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Association of Family Conciliation Courts (AFCC)
Annual Conference

Overview

The AFCC conference provided a multi-disciplinary setting in which judges, lawyers, mediators, researchers and mental health professionals shared insights into the resolution of family conflicts. A wide range of family law-related topics were discussed including parenting time, child support, and parenting during separation and divorce.

May 30th - Jun 3rd 2017
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Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador
Education Seminar

Overview

This seminar focused on emerging issues in labour and employment law, judicial deference and review for reasonableness in administrative law, and criminal law defences.

May 30th - Jun 2nd 2017
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Canadian Tax Foundation
Prairie Provinces Regional Tax Conference

Overview

This program provided participants with a review of recent legislative and administrative developments in federal and provincial tax law, aimed specifically at central Canada.

May 29th - May 30th 2017
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Supreme Court of British Columbia
Education Seminar

Overview

This seminar involved a range of topics related to substantive law, courtroom and trial management, and the ethics and role of the judiciary.

May 24th - May 26th 2017
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Court of Appeal of Alberta and Court of Appeal for British Columbia
Joint Education Seminar

Overview

This seminar focussed on two main themes: the transformation of civil and criminal law in the digital era, and decision-making in appellate courts.

May 11th - May 12th 2017
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Supreme Courts of Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island
Joint Education Seminar

Overview

This seminar covered a combination of substantive law, social context, and judicial skills, including relevance, electronic evidence, custom adoption, and mental health in the courtroom.

May 11th - May 12th 2017
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Superior Court of Justice (Ontario)
Education Seminar (spring 2017)

Overview

This seminar focused on a number of issues in civil, family and criminal law of practical relevance to the work of the Court.

May 3rd - May 5th 2017
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Northern Courts
Education Seminar

Overview

This seminar examined the responsibilities of the Northern Courts in the wake of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Special attention was paid to the linkages between health and justice and the types of court orders which promote effective rehabilitation.

May 1st - May 3rd 2017
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National Judicial Institute
Criminal Jury Charge Workshop

Overview

This course was a skills-based seminar focused on crafting jury instructions in criminal cases, and designed for judges who had already completed the Criminal Jury Trials Seminar.

Apr 26th - Apr 28th 2017
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National Judicial Institute
Judicial Settlement Conferencing: Clinics

Overview

This skills-based seminar was intended for judges who had previously attended the introductory settlement conferencing programs or who have extensive experience in settlement conferences. The program helped judges learn new techniques and refresh their skills in the area of settlement conferences and dispute resolution.

Apr 26th - Apr 28th 2017
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Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba
Education Seminar (Spring 2017)

Overview

This two-day program focused on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Disorder (FASD) and domestic violence, examining the social context and legal issues which occur in both the Family and General Divisions of the Court.

Apr 20th - Apr 21st 2017
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Federal Court of Canada with Federal Court of Appeal
Education Seminar: Maritime Law

Overview

This joint program was developed in collaboration with the Maritime Law Association of Canada. This program brought together experienced judges in the specialized area of maritime law to discuss issues of common interest.

Apr 7th 2017
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National Judicial Institute
Productivity, Management and Leadership for Chief Justices, Chief Judges and Administrative Judges

Overview

This program was designed for Chief Justices, Chief Judges and Administrative Judges who have court administration responsibilities and focused on developing productivity, management and leadership skills.

Apr 3rd - Apr 4th 2017
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National Judicial Institute with Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice
Seminar for Newly-Appointed Judges

Overview

The CJC requires that all judges, shortly after their appointment, attend two introductory seminars, one in the Spring and one in the Fall. When appointed, judges are advised of their ethical obligation to maintain and enhance the knowledge, skills and personal qualities needed for judicial office.

Apr 1st - Apr 7th 2017
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National Judicial Institute
Sexual Assault Trials Video Series

Overview

These video-based programs provide judges with a full overview of the issues involved in sexual assault trials.

Various Dates
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Court of Appeal of British Columbia
Lunch and Learn Programs

Overview

The Court of Appeal of British Columbia regularly hosts informal information sessions called Lunch and Learn programs to which all judges of the court are welcome to attend. Each session has a different topic and a subject matter expert is invited to speak and provide further insight on recent legal issues.

Various Dates
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Court of Appeal of Saskatchewan
Lunch and Learn Programs

Overview

The Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan delivered a series of Lunch & Learns for all judges of the Court. The Lunch & Learns were designed to bring in guest speakers to deliver presentations on a variety of topics.

Various Dates
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Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba
Lunch and Learn Programs

Overview

The Queen’s Bench of Manitoba provides several informal Lunch and Learn programs, open to all judges of the court.

Various Dates
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Superior Court of Québec (Montreal Division)
Various Training Sessions

Overview

The Superior Court of Québec (Montreal Division) has provided approximately 30 different educational programs to its judges throughout the year. These programs covered a variety of topics.

Various Dates
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Supreme Court of British Columbia
Lunch and Learn Programs

Overview

The Supreme Court of British Columbia provides several informal Lunch and Learn programs, open to all judges of the court.

Various Dates
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National Judicial Institute – National Programs Descriptions
Family Law: Family Law and Social Media

Overview

This seminar focused on issues arising from using social media in the family law context, especially with respect to the way litigants use social media, to evidentiary rules, to privacy and to judicial ethics.

Various Dates
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National Judicial Institute – National Programs Descriptions
Family Law: Children

Overview

This seminar focused on taking into consideration the psychological and practical needs of children as well as emerging issues in family law relating to children.

Various Dates
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Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba
LUNCH and LEARN

Overview

The Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba has provided a number of informal Lunch and Learn programs each year. All judges and masters of the court and judges of the Court of Appeal had the opportunity to attend these programs.

Various Dates
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Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island
Educational Session on Adult Corrections

Overview

This session was presented by Provincial Corrections representative, Ron Taylor, who spoke on the topic of Adult Corrections. The meeting was held on December 17, 2018.

Various Dates
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