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82 Programs

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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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
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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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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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
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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Court of Appeal of Saskatchewan
Lunch and Learn Programs

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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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