Registration open for CBA Legal Conference in Saskatoon, Aug. 18-20, 2013
Registration is now open for the 2013 CBA Legal Conference (CLC) in sunny Saskatoon, SK!
Attend the CLC from Aug. 18 to 20 to connect with over 1,000 legal professionals; learn in participant-driven, interactive, accredited PD sessions; and experience three days of skills development, influential speakers, and networking with colleagues.
Visit the conference website to register and learn more. Follow the CBA on Twitter and keep an eye on our conference hashtag (#CLC2013) to be the first to hear about program updates and announcements.
CCCA & Rotman School of Management create in-house certification program
The CCCA and the Rotman School of Management are partnering to create the Business Leadership Program for In-House Counsel. Successful completion will provide graduates with the designation of Certified In-House Counsel – Canada (CIC.C).
“The program fulfills the learning and competency needs required by in-house counsel who are looking to advance in their careers to a General Counsel position or to the executive level,” explains CCCA Chair Grant Borbridge, Q.C. “The first program of its kind, it will provide graduates with an edge in today’s competitive environment.” The announcement was made during the CCCA’s National Spring Conference in Toronto.
Photo: Roger Martin, Dean of the Rotman School of Management, and Grant Borbridge
Michael Mazzuca appeared on behalf of the CBA before the Senate Committee on Bill C-377
Appearing before the Senate Banking, Trade and Commerce Committee on May 22, Michael Mazzuca, chair of the Pensions and Benefits Law Section, said that Bill-377 remains flawed and should not be passed into law.
Read CBA’s submission
There are a number of large and interlocking issues that will have to be tackled if the legal profession "is not simply to get drenched as the future rains down on it willy-nilly." Those issues include the profession's innate conservatism, a multiplicity of jurisdictions, and an unpredictable business and social climate. Slaw.ca founder Simon Fodden calls the play this week.
The CBA Envisions Equal Justice
Legal stakeholders from across Canada came together to develop practical strategies to build a more equal justice
system at last week's Envisioning Equal Justice Summit in Vancouver.
National magazine was there, blogging extensively on such topics as why a community approach to access to justice
is needed; how our justice system is falling short; and a look at poverty by the numbers.
Visit the National website to read all the blog posts from the summit, and check out #EqualJustice on Twitter to
read live coverage from the event.