Preferred Room Rate for 2014 Criminal Justice Conference
The preferred room rate of $200 for the National Criminal Justice Conference at the Four Seasons Vancouver ends on March 12. Book your accommodation today!
Don’t forget to mention that you’re attending the conference.
To learn more and register for the conference on April 12, please visit the CBA PD website.
CBA to appear before Senate Committee on Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act
The CBA says that Bill C-14, Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act, does not strike the right balance between public safety and individual liberty when determining how best to handle accused persons who have been found not criminally responsible by reason of a mental disorder.
Ian Carter of Ottawa (pictured), of the CBA’s National Criminal Justice Section, presented the CBA position to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on March 5. Based on unjust criticism of independent review boards by Ministers in recent media reports, the Manitoba Bar Association has replied in a letter to the editor published in the Winnipeg Free Press on March 4, 2014.
Heather Innes new chair of CCCA
On February 28, Heather Innes of Toronto took over as Chair of the CCCA from Grant Borbridge, of Calgary. Ms. Innes is global process leader, International Trade Law, at General Motors, where she leads a trade law team of 14 lawyers in 14 countries. She also serves as corporate counsel and chief privacy officer for General Motors of Canada.
Calling all voting members of the CBA Council
There’s still time to vote for the next 2nd Vice-President! Please cast your ballot online using the secure voting technology provided by Votenet (check your inbox for details). Voting closes at 8 p.m. (Eastern) on March 26, 2014.
Two candidates from Atlantic Canada are vying for the position of CBA Second Vice-President for 2014-2015:
• René J. Basque, Q.C. of New Brunswick | Watch the speech
• Daniel A. MacRury, Q.C. of Nova Scotia | Watch the speech
Pictured: Daniel A. MacRury (left) & René J. Basque (right)
CBA Legal Conference 2014: Converging Futures
Get inspired and help shape the future of the legal profession at CLC 2014: Converging Futures in St. John’s from August 15-17. Join keynote speaker, Newfoundland & Labrador entrepreneur, Zita Cobb, as she discusses her innovative approaches to business and law. Breakfast speaker and CBC personality Rex Murphy will also fuel the futures discussion over coffee.
We’ll also release the much anticipated CBA Legal Futures report on the future of legal practice.
To register for the conference and for more information, visit the CLC website.