Serving Legal Drafters
The Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice participates in the improvement and advancement of the administration of justice by catering to the legal drafting community. Its legal drafting conferences are the sole source of continuing legal education for the legislative drafting community across Canada. The CIAJ has now organized more than ten national conferences on legal drafting.
Recent topics include:
- Re-imaging the Law: Legislative Drafting Redefined
- Who Really Writes the Law?
- Drafting for Diversity: A Singular Challenge
- Legislative Drafting in Perspective
- Drafting to Communicate the Law: The State of the Art
- Legislative Drafting in the Global Village
- Legislative Drafting: Getting Results
- Legislative Drafting: Current Shock, Future Reality
- Regulations and By-Laws: Real Laws in the Real World
- Communicating the Law: Getting the Message Across
- Legal Drafting: Changing Times
- Legislative Drafting: International Perspectives
- The Language of the Law
- Legislative Drafting and Subordinate Legislation
- Legislative Drafting and Interpretation
The CIAJ also collaborates with key partners such as the Association of Parliamentary Counsel in Canada, the Association of Legislative Counsel in Canada and other related professional institutions.
Drafters and others who are interested in discussing matters related to legislative drafting are invited to participate in an on-line forum with other CIAJ member / corporate member as well as members of the Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel (CALC). The forum is a joint enterprise between the CIAJ and CALC and you are urged to follow the discussions and join in so that you can:
- be informed of conferences and training activities relevant to legal drafter;
- discuss drafting and other legal issues with experts in your profession;
- be informed of the judicial decision related to legal drafting;
- find out about drafting opportunities or offer your drafting services;
- or just exchange views with colleagues who work in the same field as you.
Just click here and register with the Discussion Forum. This will enable you to access the bulletin board and help shape it. (Keep this link under your favorite and browse the Forum's webpage as often as you wish.)