The justice training offered by RNFJ members is aimed at students in law schools and justice-related programs as well as practitioners, mainly in criminal law but also in other fields such as family law, immigration law and administrative law.


For the sake of clarity, we have defined the following terms:


  • Postsecondary training

    Refers to training offered by a university or college leading to a postsecondary degree or diploma.

  • On-the-job training

    Refers to training given in a work setting that allows participants to learn while carrying out their duties.

  • Continuing professional development

    Refers to complementary training or professional development activities taken by individuals on their own initiative or to meet the requirements of their professional association, for the purpose of upgrading their knowledge and/or skills to refine and keep current their professional practice. This type of training is not necessarily given in the workplace and does not necessarily lead to a diploma or certificate. It includes, for example, continuing professional development offered by jurists’ associations, bar associations and jurilinguistic centres.

  • Legal training in French

    Refers to training in substantive law delivered in French. It includes postsecondary programs such as law studies, court support services, police foundations and legal and justice services.

  • Training in legal French

    Refers to French language training offered to people working in justice-related professions who already have a functional knowledge of both official languages. The target clientele for this language training includes provincially appointed judges, prosecutors, court support workers, police officers, court interpreters, probation officers and correctional service officers.