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. 

The Shadowing Program requires a commitment of a minimum of two days and a maximum of five days of participation over the 90-day period.

Applications may be made through the following web forms:

Responses from these forms will be used to assist the Court of Justice in evaluating the extent and nature of uptake in the Shadowing Program.  Participants will also be invited to provide feedback upon completion of the Shadowing Program that will allow the Court of Justice to evaluate and improve the Shadowing Program on an ongoing basis.