Tuesday, 23 September 2014      

Action Committees

The Audit Committee

Chair

  • Mr. Patrick Molinari

Committee Members

  • Mr. Greg Harding, Q.C.
  • Justice Mary Newbury
  • Mr. Gordon E. Thompson

Ex Officio Members

  • CIAJ's President
  • CIAJ's Executive Director

Objectives

  • supervise finances of the organization including risk management;
  • review annual audited financial statements;
  • report on fiscal year with recommendations;
  • monitor funds;
  • review operating budget results;
  • review external audit;
  • recommend strategies for fund-raising;
  • recommend financial investments, if required;
  • review 5-year bids on Requests for Proposal for auditing services and make recommendations (2011).

The Communications Committee

Chair

  • Mr. John Mark Keyes

Committee Members

  • Judge Lee Ann Martin
  • Mr. Luke McCain
  • Ms. Catherine Pilon
  • Mr. Allan Wu

Ex Officio Members

  • CIAJ's President
  • CIAJ's Executive Director

Objectives

  • advise on communication, promotional strategies and tools for CIAJ, including CIAJ's website, brochures, posters and newsletters;
  • liaise with other CIAJ committees and propose effective communication tools for their activities;
  • promote CIAJ among the communities it serves.

The Executive Committee

Chair

  • Judge Patrick Healy

Committee Members

  • Justice Georgina Jackson, First Vice President
  • Justice Robert Sharpe, Second Vice President
  • Mr. Patrick Molinari, Secretary-Treasurer
  • Ms. Beth Symes, Past President

Ex Officio Members

  • CIAJ's Executive Director

Objectives

  • prioritize CIAJ's activities;
  • select chairs for committees;
  • monitor the work of committees;
  • implement structural policies;
  • in general, guide and direct CIAJ's work.

The Nominations Sub-Committee

Chair

  • Ms. Beth Symes

Committee Members

  • Judge Patrick Healy
  • Justice Georgina Jackson
  • Mr. Patrick Molinari
  • Justice Robert Sharpe

Ex Officio Members

  • CIAJ's Executive Director

Objectives

  • control the number of positions filled by members of the Board;
  • recommend names for unfilled positions;
  • propose election of new directors and honorary directors;
  • report on the composition of the Board of Directors;
  • monitor preparation towards bi-annual Justice Medal award and chair selection committee.

The Staff Sub-Committee

Chair

  • Judge Patrick Healy

sub-Committee Members

  • Justice Georgina Jackson
  • Mr. Patrick Molinari
  • Judge Robert Sharpe
  • Ms. Beth Symes

Ex Officio Member

  • CIAJ's Executive Director

Objectives

  • make recommendations to the Executive concerning the remuneration, terms of employment and recognition of all employees of the CIAJ;
  • consider the Executive Director's recommendations of staff reporting to her and make recommendations of its own;
  • review performance of the Executive Director in consultation with the members of the Board and Chairs of committees. The Chair of the Staff Committee will also consult with a number of others whom he or she selects from a list of not more than 20 individuals, such list to be provided by the Executive Director and consist of individuals with whom she has worked closely over the previous year;
  • make recommendations to the Executive concerning remuneration, benefits and terms of employment of the Executive Director.

The Membership Committee

Co-Chairs

  • Judge Christine Gagnon
  • Mr. Michael Gottheil
  • Justice Michele Murphy

Ex Officio Members

  • CIAJ's Executive
  • CIAJ's Executive Director

Committee Members

  • Mr. Greg Harding
  • Judge Lee Ann Martin
  • Mr. Allan Wu

Objectives

  • recommend and implement membership plan;
  • supervise recruitment drive of members;
  • identify target groups interested in the administration of justice, such as Federal/Provincial/Territorial Deputy Ministers responsible for Justice;
  • recommend strategies to communicate with members;
  • supervise maintenance of membership records;
  • report on the status of CIAJ's membership.

The Research and Education Committee

Co-chairs

  • Justice Georgina Jackson
  • Justice Robert Sharpe

Committee Members

  • Judge Patrick Healy
  • Justice C. Adèle Kent
  • Mr. Patrick Molinari
  • Justice Yves-Marie Morissette
  • Justice Gladys Pardu
  • Justice Robert Pidgeon
  • Ms. Beth Symes

Ex Officio Members

  • CIAJ's President
  • CIAJ's Executive Director
  • CIAJ's Academic Advisor

Objectives

  • coordinate and integrate CIAJ's educational and research programs under one umbrella;
  • review existing programs;
  • develop professional training programs;
  • supervise the educational programs offered by CIAJ;
  • promote educational programs throughout the legal and judicial community;
  • recommend expertise in the fields of law covered in the education programs.

The Administrative Tribunals Sub-Committee

CO-Chairs

  • Mr. Michael Gottheil
  • Mr. Athanasios Hadjis
  • Professor Nicholas Lambert

Committee Members

  • Mr. Jeff G. Cowan
  • Ms. Emanuela Heyninck
  • Professor Laverne A. Jacobs
  • Ms. Linda P. Lamoureux
  • Dean Lorne Sossin
  • Justice David Stratas
  • Justice Katherine E. Swinton
  • Ms. Anne M. Wallace, Q.C.
  • Justice Kevin Whitaker
  • Professor Sheila Wildeman

Ex Officio Members

  • CIAJ's President
  • CIAJ's Executive Director
  • CIAJ's Academic Advisor

Objectives

  • conduct generic courses for members of administrative agencies in provinces where needs exist;
  • conduct individualized courses for specialized administrative agencies;
  • conduct roundtables (national and regional) on topics of common interest to the administrative agency and judicial communities;
  • develop advanced programs of interest to administrative agencies as need arises;
  • develop a specialized program on administrative law for judicial community in conjunction with NJI;
  • develop, conduct and promote research projects for administrative agencies in accordance with CIAJ's guiding principles;
  • liaise with the Canadian Council for Administrative Tribunals and regional Councils, the Canadian Association for Members of Public Utilities, the Society of Ontario Arbitrators and Regulators and other related professional institutions, national and international;
  • review CIAJ's administrative agencies programs;
  • promote CIAJ's administrative agencies programs throughout the administrative agencies' community;
  • recruit members from the administrative agencies community;
  • develop teaching material to support course content;
  • recommend local expertise in the field of administrative law when required;
  • identify sources of funding to support the administrative agencies programs.

The 2014 Annual Conference Planning Sub-Committee

Chair

  • Chief Justice Derek Green

Planning and Consultative Committee

  • Mr. Remzi Cej
  • Professor Michael DeTurbide
  • Justice Fonse Faour
  • Judge Colin Flynn
  • Justice Lois Hoegg
  • Professor Nicolas Lambert
  • Mr. Paul McDonald
  • Deputy Chief Bill Moore
  • Ms. Beth Symes
  • Ms. Mandy Woodland

Ex Officio Members

  • CIAJ's President
  • CIAJ's Executive Director
  • CIAJ's Academic Advisor

Objectives

  • recruit members for the Planning and Consultative Committee;
  • develop conference title, theme and program;
  • select speakers, panelists and resource persons;
  • identify sources for financing the conference;
  • identify constituencies to promote the conference to;
  • welcome and host speakers and dignitaries at the conference;
  • edit the publication of conference proceedings.

Year 2014 Annual Conference

  • October 16 & 17, 2014 - Privacy in the Age of Information, St. John's, Newfoundland

The 2015 Annual Conference Planning Sub-Committee

Chair

Planning and Consultative Committee

Ex Officio Members

  • CIAJ's President
  • CIAJ's Executive Director
  • CIAJ's Academic Advisor

Objectives

  • recruit members for the Planning and Consultative Committee;
  • develop conference title, theme and program;
  • select speakers, panelists and resource persons;
  • identify sources for financing the conference;
  • identify constituencies to promote the conference to;
  • welcome and host speakers and dignitaries at the conference;
  • edit the publication of conference proceedings

Year 2015 Annual Conference

  • October 13 - 15, 2015 - Aboriginals and the Law, Delta Bessborough, Saskatoon, SK

The Judicial Education Sub-Committee

Co-Chairs

  • Justice Nicole Gibeau
  • Justice Gary Trotter

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

  • Justice Jean-François Émond
  • Justice John I. Laskin
  • Justice Anne Mactavish
  • Justice James O'Reilly
  • Justice Katherine E. Swinton
  • Justice Carl Thompson
  • Justice Paul Vézina
  • Justice Kevin Whitaker

Ex Officio Members

  • CIAJ's President
  • CIAJ's Executive Director

Objectives

  • conduct judicial education seminars, i.e. Seminar for New Federally Appointed Judges, Judgment Writing Seminar, Style and Context: Mastering the Skill of Judgment Writing, 'Dialogues on Judging' and Administrative Law program;
  • liaise with the Canadian Judicial Council, the National Judicial Institute, the Office of the Commissioner for Judicial Affairs, the Canadian Association of Provincial Court Judges and other related professional institutions;
  • review existing judicial programs;
  • supervise the educational programs offered by CIAJ;
  • promote judicial educational programs throughout the judicial community;
  • recruit members from the judicial community;
  • recommend expertise in the fields of law covered in the education programs.
  • develop advanced professional training programs.

The Legal Education Sub-Committee

Chair

  • Mr. Gavin MacKenzie

Committee Members

  • Mr. Greg Harding, Q.C.
  • Mr. Patrick Molinari
  • Ms. Catherine Pilon
  • Mr. Claude Provencher
  • Ms. Beth Symes

Ex Officio Members

  • CIAJ's President
  • CIAJ's Executive Director
  • CIAJ's Academic Advisor

Objectives

  • conduct courses for members of the legal profession in provinces where needs exist;
  • conduct individualized courses for specialized professional groups;
  • conduct roundtables (national and regional) on topics of common interest to the legal profession and judicial communities;
  • develop advanced programs of interest to the legal profession as need arises;
  • develop, conduct and promote research projects for the legal profession in accordance with CIAJ's guiding principles;
  • liaise with the Canadian Bar Association and regional Law Societies and Barreaux and other related professional institutions, national and international (with respect to program accreditation);
  • review CIAJ's programs for legal profession;
  • promote CIAJ's programs for legal professions throughout the legal community;
  • recruit members from the legal profession;
  • develop teaching material to support course content;
  • recommend local expertise in the field of legal programs when required;
  • identify sources of funding to support the programs for the legal profession.

The Legislative Drafting Sub-Committee

Chair

  • Mr. John Mark Keyes

Committee Members

  • Mr. Mark A. Audcent
  • Mr. Jean-François Couture
  • Mr. Richard Denis
  • Ms. Janet Erasmus, Q.C.
  • Mr. Richard Fujarczuk
  • Mr. Philippe Hallée
  • Ms. Laura A. Hopkins
  • Ms. Barbara Kincaid
  • Professor Hoi Kong
  • Ms. Pamela Muir
  • Mr. Peter J. Pagano, Q.C.
  • Ms. Kim Poffenroth
  • Mr. Mark Spakowski

Ex Officio Members

  • CIAJ's President
  • CIAJ's Executive Director

Objectives

  • conduct seminars every 18 to 24 months for members of the Legal Drafting community;
  • liaise with the Canadian Association of Parliamentary Counsel, the Association of Legislative Counsel and other related professional institutions, national or international;
  • promote CIAJ's Legal Drafting program throughout the Legal Drafting community;
  • recruit members from the Legal Drafting community;
  • identify sources for financing the legal drafting activities;
  • recommend local expertise in the field of legal drafting when required for related programs.

The Research Sub-Committee

Chair

  • Professor Emma Cunliffe

Committee Members

  • Professor Laverne Jacobs
  • Justice Yves-Marie Morissette
  • Professor Ronalda Murphy
  • Dean Lorne Sossin

Ex Officio Members

  • CIAJ's President
  • CIAJ's Executive Director
  • CIAJ's Academic Advisor

Objectives

  • conduct research pursuant to the approval of the Board of Directors or on the basis of specific research contracts;
  • identify sources of funding and liaise with funding agencies and/or other related professional institutions to finance research activities;
  • identify research priorities and appropriate personnel to conduct projects;
  • establish an internal structure to effectively coordinate research projects;
  • coordinate, direct and supervise research projects;
  • promote CIAJ's research results throughout the judicial and legal community;
  • recommend local expertise when required for related programs;
  • report on research activities to the Board of Directors;
  • monitor selection process of research fellowship.

The Strategic Planning Committee

Chair

  • Judge Patrick Healy

Committee Members

  • Justice Georgina Jackson
  • Mr. Patrick Molinari
  • Justice Robert Sharpe
  • Ms. Beth Symes

Ex Officio Members

  • CIAJ's President
  • CIAJ's Executive Director

Objectives

  • review the purpose of the organization and establish realistic goals and objectives consistent with its mandate in a defined time frame within CIAJ’s capacity for implementation;
  • rally the board of directors around a common principled vision;
  • communicate these goals and objectives to CIAJ’s constituents;
  • ensure effective use of CIAJ’s resources by focusing resources on key priorities;
  • establish a mechanism for informed change when needed.

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