Join Us: Indigenous Judicial Shadowing Program Webinar
In honour of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, join the Law Society for a virtual discussion on the Alberta Court of Justice’s newly-created Indigenous Judicial Shadowing Program (the Program).
Join Madam Justice Cheryl Arcand-Kootenay of the Court of Justice, Crystal Hayden, a future participant, and the Law Society’s Indigenous Initiatives Counsel, Jessica Buffalo, as they discuss the Indigenous Justice Strategy, the opportunities and lessons learned from the Program and the Court of Justice’s commitment to provide a culturally relevant, restorative and holistic system of justice for Indigenous peoples.
Friday, Sept. 29, 2023
Noon – 1 p.m
Via Zoom Webinar – Register here
About the Indigenous Judicial Shadowing Program
As part of the Court's Indigenous Justice Strategy, the Court of Justice introduced an Indigenous Judicial Shadowing Program in 2023. This program provides an opportunity for lawyers, articling students and law students who identify as Indigenous to gain exposure and insights into the workings of the front lines of the judicial system through meeting with and shadowing Justices of the Court of Justice and Justices of the Peace.
The Shadowing Program pairs the participants with a Justice of the Court of Justice or Justice of the Peace who works with them to develop a program that allows them to observe and discuss court proceedings that reflect their individual interests and priorities.