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Do you provide French services in the justice sector in Canada?

We can help.

The Centre canadien de français juridique inc. (CCFJ) provides training in French legal terminology across Canada. Whether you work in the courtroom, at the courthouse or with the public, the CCFJ can help you work more effectively in French.

The CCFJ’s programs are geared to public- and private-sector workers and stakeholders who work in the justice system in Canada. Our programs target provincial and territorial department of justice employees, provincially appointed judges, police, and private sector lawyers. The CCFJ’s pedagogical approach is based on solid training, designed by experts in the field and led by professionals, complemented by networking opportunities.

Annual National Criminal Law Program

This program has three components. Learners first participate in two 60-minute webinars on a criminal law topic. Next, learners attend a three day face-to-face training session to gain deeper knowledge of the topic. Finally, learners complete exercises to assess their understanding of the newly acquired knowledge. This program brings together Crown prosecutors, legal aid lawyers, court clerks, court interpreters and probation officers from all Canadian provinces and territories except Ontario and Quebec.

Annual National Family Law Program

This program has two components. The first part of the program offers learners the opportunity to study French family law terminology by participating in two 60-minute webinars. The webinars are followed by a one-and-a-half-day face-to-face training session, allowing learners to study family law vocabulary. The program brings together family law stakeholders, private and public, from across Canada, except Quebec.

Tailor-Made Programs

The CCFJ collaborates with groups in preparing and delivering tailor-made French legal terminology courses. Groups include provincial and territorial departments of justice, provincially and federally appointed judges, law societies, colleges and universities, provincial and territorial associations of jurists, and others.

For more information about the programs offered by the CCFJ, or to discuss a program appropriate for your group, contact the CCFJ.