Administration of Justice

The Association has a mandate to improve the administration of justice in Canada. In concert with the Canadian Judicial Council, the Association organizes conferences, seminars and educational and other programs to examine justice-related issues and improvements to the justice system. CSCJA members serve on Canadian Judicial Council committees that explore ways to improve the structure and administration of the courts, help self-represented litigants, and inform the public about the work of the courts. Other committees are looking into the impact of technological change and drafting consistent, plain-language instructions for judges to use when explaining the law to jurors.

CSCJA members are active in the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice, the International Association of Judges and other organizations dedicated to improving how justice is administered. They also play an active role in the Canadian Bar Association’s Canadian Judges’ Forum, which gives judges a voice in proposals to improve the administration of justice.