41-3: The Judiciary Archives - LawNow Magazine

The Work of the National Judicial Institute

The Right Honourable Beverly McLachlin, P.C., Chief Justice of Canada and the Chair of the Board of Governors of the National Judicial Institute said about judicial education: As the landscape of judges becomes ever more complex through technological, environmental and socioeconomic changes, judges require a firm dedication to lifelong learning. The National Judicial Institute (NJI) […]


Adele Kent
Adele Kent
The Honourable Justice C. Adèle Kent is Executive Director of the National Judicial Institute. Based in Ottawa, the National Judicial Institute (NJI) is an independent, not-for-profit institution committed to building better justice through leadership in the education of judges in Canada and internationally.

Scrutinizing the Bench: Judicial Appointments in Canada and England and Wales

When judges are sworn in to judicial office in Canada and England and Wales, they recite a common oath of office. A judge promises “to do right to all manner of people after the laws and usages of this realm, without fear or favour, affection or ill will.” Alluded to in this shared oath is […]


Marjun Parcasio
Marjun Parcasio is an associate practicing in international arbitration and business and human rights at Hogan Lovells International LLP in London, England.

Aboriginal People are still without Supreme Court Representation

Prime Minister Trudeau’s selection of Justice Malcolm Rowe to the Supreme Court of Canada marks the first judicial appointment from Newfoundland and Labrador. Prior to this, on August 2, 2016, the Prime Minister announced that an advisory board would recommend a shortlist of candidates based on a new selection process. Any lawyer or judge who […]


Matthew Wolfson
Matthew Wolfson is an associate lawyer at David Anber’s Law Office who handles trial and appellate work. Matthew has appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice and Superior Court of Justice and formerly developed experience working in the Crown Attorney’s office. Learn more at www.DavidAnber.com.

The Appointment of Justice Rowe

On October 17, 2016 Prime Minister Trudeau nominated Justice Malcolm Rowe for appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada. Justice Rowe was a trial judge in Newfoundland and Labrador for two years before being appointed to the Court of Appeal of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2001. The first section of this article describes the recent […]


Drew Yewchuk
Drew Yewchuk is a research assistant and articling student at the Public Interest Legal Clinic at the University of Calgary.

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