Legal Perspectives 2022: Rising Antisemitism: Legal Tools to Fight Hate

Registration is now open for CIJA's fifth annual Legal Conference, presented jointly with UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, Montreal’s Federation CJA, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
7:00 a.m. – 2:30p.m. PST
Virtual Conference

Designed to equip lawyers and the larger legal community with concrete legal remedies to antisemitism in multiple contexts. Students will receive 5 CPD credits with Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC).

Jewish Canadians are facing a dangerous rise in antisemitism across the country and around the world. The Jewish community is not alone. Recently, there has been a disturbing increase in all types of polarizing and hateful discourse across the planet often creating a rise of hateful incidents.

The rise in antisemitism has been felt in all spheres of society, and lawyers have been increasingly solicited to intervene or to offer advice on these sensitive matters.

Register today to hear renowned speakers from around the world explore the latest developments in how the legal community can work to combat antisemitism.

Program Outline:


Opening Remarks and Keynote Speaker 

Session 1 

In the Human Rights Shadows:
Antisemitism is the Forgotten Form of Hate
A Public Law / Policy Perspective

Session 2

Inspirations for Canadian Lawyers:
How Other Jurisdictions Combat Antisemitism
A Human Rights Law Perspective 

Session 3

When your Union is Complicit in Antisemitism
A Labour Law Perspective 

Session 4

Antisemitism in the Workplace:
Rights and Recourses for Jewish Employees
An Employment Law Perspective 

Session 5

Learning from our Allies:
Using the Law to Combat Discrimination
A Human Rights Law Perspective