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Winning Advocacy: High Profile Advocacy

AndrĂ© Marin, Ontario’s Ombudsman, and Yves Boisvert, La Presse reporter, will guide you through the double-edged sword of media relations by giving you insights from perspective of the clients, the lawyers, the Bench and the media.

The CBA Legal Conference is in St. John’s (NL) from August 15-17. There’s still time to register!

Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim

Civility in the Legal Profession: Zealous Advocacy v. Professional Duty

Is civility in professional practice only a collateral veneer, and what is the fundamental value and duty of lawyers toward clients? Join Clyde K. Wells, Q.C., former Newfoundland Prime Minister, and other speakers who will lead this discussion at the CBA Legal conference.

The CBA Legal Conference is in St. John’s (NL) from August 15-17. There’s still time to register!

Clyde Wells credit: Cox and Palmer Law; Joe Groia image credit: The Toronto Star

Increasing Awareness of Legal Aid

The CBA’s Access to Justice Committee moved a resolution (.pdf) that calls for the CBA to:

• work with interested justice sector organizations, service providers and community-based organizations to increase public awareness about the importance of legal aid and the costly personal and social consequences of inadequate legal aid; and
• equip its members to raise legal aid as an election issue in upcoming federal, provincial and territorial elections.

The resolution will be debated by Council on August 14 at the CBA Legal Conference in St. John’s, NL.

Aboriginal Law Conference on CPAC

Did you miss the CBA’s 2014 Aboriginal Law Conference that took place in Iqaluit in June? Here’s your chance to catch up on the sessions, which were recorded by CPAC and are now available on demand.

Please visit the CPAC website for viewing.

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