Section and Forum Announcements & Meeting Notices
Access Section and Forum announcements and notices of upcoming meetings, including date, speaker, topic and location. View a full list of upcoming Section and Forum meetings.
Find Out What You’re Missing…
The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch invites you to attend one free Section meeting* in person or by Webinar (computer and phone). CBA Membership is not mandatory for this offer – we want to remind you of the benefits of belonging to the CBA!
*Free attendance is for meeting portion only; attendees are responsible for any additional meal charges, where applicable. Non-CBA Members can use one Privilege Pass per Section activity year, September 1 - August 31.
Section Privilege Pass
Section and Forum Executive Information
Resources and tips for executive members to aid in leading meetings and activities. Includes checklist for meeting requirements, practice tips for running an effective Section or Forum, duties of chairs, and guidelines and templates for preparing minutes and submissions. Read more.
Participate in discussions via email with fellow Section and Forum members, tapping into a trusted source of expertise in a new way. Send an email to email@example.com to join your Section or Forum's listserv. Read more.
Listservs are available for the following Sections and the Women Lawyers Forum:
Note: you must be a Section or Forum member and registered with your Section or Forum's listserv to send an email to the listserv.
CBA National Section Listservs
National Sections represent 32 groups of CBA members, organized according to specific areas of law, which provide communication services and facilitate coordination among Branch Sections and members on issues of national concern. Several National Sections have listservs that provide an effective and active vehicle for member communications respecting professional interests, including matters of law, practice and procedure, legislative developments, and the like. You must be a CBA member and a member of a corresponding Branch Section to join a National Section listserv. Please consult the links below to learn more.
National Alternate Dispute Resolution Section
National Citizenship & Immigration Law Section
National Elder Law Section
National Privacy Law Section
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Conference
Annual Mandatory Reporting to the Law Society on Professional Development Hours
The Law Society of British Columbia instituted mandatory reporting of professional development effective January 1, 2009. All practising lawyers -- full time and part time -- must complete a minimum of 12 hours of approved educational activities annually. At least two hours must pertain to any combination of professional responsibility and ethics, client relations, and practice management. For more information, visit the Law Society of British Columbia website.
The Canadian Bar Association is pleased to report that the Law Society of British Columbia has confirmed that professional development activities include attendance at CBABC Section presentations. As well, a personal tally of your CBABC professional development hours will be available online to members to view and print at will. CBA membership and Section participation is a very cost-effective means of achieving the professional development expectations of the Law Society.