The gold standard event for administrative law and practice.
Join us for 2 days as we gather federal and provincial decision-makers, Justices, lawyers, and academics.

2024 Conference Co-Chairs

Michael H. Morris

Senior General Counsel, National Litigation Sector
Department of Justice

“What really stands out is the CI commitment to canvassing the most topical, cutting edge and practical issues arising in public law that its participants face in their work every day.”


Alyssa Tomkins

Gowlings WLG (Canada LLP)

“This event […] consistently impresses by drawing many tribunal members and decision-makers, creating a vibrant forum for public and private lawyers and professionals.”


The Honourable Justice Suzanne Côté

Supreme Court of Canada

2024 Featured Speakers

Darlene Carreau

Chief Administrator & CEO
Courts Administrative Service


Emily Crocco

Chair person
Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal


Paul Daly

University Research Chair in Administrative Law & Governance
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law


Charlotte-Anne Malischewski

Interim Deputy Chief Commissioner
The Canadian Human Rights Commission


Jude Samson

Acting Vice-Chairperson, Appeal Division
Social Security Tribunal of Canada


Analyzing “responsive reasons,” in Mason, the first administrative law case heard by the Supreme Court of Canada post-Vavilov

Examining Court Modernization Efforts towards providing efficient Access to Justice and Reducing Backlogs

Learning the Risks and Rewards of using Artificial Intelligence within the legal system

Unpacking the requirement for decision-makers to consider Charter rights and values post-Doré


Add more value to your conference experience by signing up for these hands-on and practical workshops and consider sending your team!

Workshops are offered In-Person only


This 2-day conference program can be applied towards substantive and professional hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as required by the Law Society of Ontario.

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As the gold standard event for administrative law and practice, CI’s annual conference brings together federal and provincial decision-makers, Justices, lawyers, and academics.

Attend and discover the most critical legal updates and learn the newest and best practices for decision-writing, access to justice, the standard of review, and more. Our esteemed faculty includes public and private thought leaders, many of whom argued the pivotal Supreme Court cases from 2023-2024 that are changing the landscape.

  • Chairs and Vice-Chairs of Administrative Tribunals
  • Tribunal Members, Counsel, and Paralegals
  • Government, Agency, and Commission Lawyers
  • Ombudspeople
  • Arbitrators and Mediators
  • Municipal and University Decision-Makers and their Advisors
  • Private Practitioners working in Administrative Contexts
  • Canada Border Service Agency
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Canada Transportation Agency
  • Canadian Heritage Legal Services
  • Canadian Human Rights Commission
  • Canadian Judicial Council
  • Canadian Radio Television & Telecommunications Commission
  • Citizenship & Immigration Canada
  • Financial Services Tribunal
  • House of Commons
  • Immigration & Refugee Board of Canada
  • Indigenous & Northern Affairs Canada
  • Justice Canada Legal Services
  • Office of Conflict of Interest & Ethics Commissioner
  • Office of the Auditor General of Canada
  • OJAG Ottawa
  • Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
  • Veterans Review & Appeal Board
  • …and more!
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A great program with excellent speakers, knowledgeable and well respected in the legal community.

Scott MacKenzie, PEI Regulatory & Appeals Commission
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I had a very good experience. Thought the speakers were insightful.

Steven Neatt, TATC
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This conference was extremely well organized. The focus on the various aspects and implications of the Vavilov decision was fascinating. The speakers were all excellent and the manner in which potentially differing views were presented was very useful.

Lesa Brown, Justice Canada
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I have to admit that I was impressed with the overall experience. Given the current context imposed by COVID-19, I think the team did a very good job. I will gladly participate to another Canadian Institute conference. Very well organized!

Claude Alaine, Government of Canada
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This is the best conference I have attended in decades – the Vavilov content comes at a perfect timing in my job and I have learned so much.

Nadine Dery, Office of the JAG
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A very engaging conference with useful analysis on recent and relevant topics.

Tim Jolly, Patented Medicine Prices Review Board
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