Training that keeps moving forward

As our world constantly evolves, so too does the justice system. To keep judges in step with this ever-shifting landscape, the Council partners with organizations such as the National Judicial Institute to develop a variety of training programs to keep judges at the forefront.

An overview of judicial training

Judges serve as the crucial link between citizens and the Canadian justice system. It’s a responsibility that requires them to respect high standards of conduct, understand the laws, recognise changes in their society, be introspective, act fairly and equitably, and remain open-minded. Canadians deserve no less!

In order to meet the expectations of all Canadians, federally appointed judges rely on comprehensive and diverse training. By spearheading these training initiatives, the Council plays a big part in improving judicial services and ensuring judges remain fair and equitable.

In the interest of transparency to the Canadian public, the Council publishes a list of courses, seminars, and other events that were held during the year. By making this information accessible to the public, the Council gives Canadians the opportunity to understand its many judicial training initiatives as well as the seriousness with which it takes its mission.

The Council believes that continuing education is the cornerstone of an accessible, efficient, and forward-thinking justice system.

Basic principles supporting the training of judges

For training initiatives to remain cutting-edge, certain principles must guide those building and disseminating these tools. For the Council, this principle is to uphold the highest quality standards of judicial services rendered in Canadian superior courts.

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What does the training cover?

Training covers everything from judicial procedures to a better knowledge of the communities that make up Canada. The topics of these courses are renewed constantly.

Course Details

Training for new judges

Recently appointed judges are required to complete specific education and training programs.

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