Welcome to CBA National Sections
National Sections represent 32 groups of CBA members organized according to substantive areas of law.
More than 800 active volunteers are directly involved in providing leadership to meet the needs of individual CBA members.
CBA National Sections and Conferences – Call for nominations
The CBA offers members 32 Sections organized according to substantive areas of law and 9 Conferences organized by interest area. Each Section and Conference needs the contribution of members to carry out its activities. This is your opportunity to get involved.
One way to contribute is by becoming a member of the Executive. If you (yes, you can nominate yourself!) or someone you know is interested in an open position, please consider submitting a nomination.
About CBA National Sections
National Sections represent 32 groups of CBA members, organized according to specific areas of law, which provide communication services and facilitate co-ordination among Branch Sections and members on issues of national concern.
Additional information on the activities of 32 Sections can be found on the appropriate Section webpage.
Section Activity Reports (2012)
2012-2013 National Sections Council Executive...
From left to right: Leila Gosselin (National Sections Council Past Chair), Mark Newton (National Sections Council Vice-Chair), Malcolm Boyle (National Sections Council Chair), Mathieu Bouchard (Executive Member), Robyn Elliott (Executive Member), Bradley Regehr (Executive Member).
Missing from photo: Professional Development Committee Chair, Membership Committee Vice-Chair and Legislation and Law Reform Committee Chair.
Photo taken by Scott Brammer
Sections are the CBA's greatest resource for:
- expertise in specific areas of law and matters relating to the objects of the Association;
- CBA initiatives addressing matters of concern to the legal profession; and
- professional development services, including national continuing legal education programs.
What We Do
- Forum for sharing ideas
- Active membership ranging from 427 - 5,160 members
- National Continuing Legal Education
- National Legislation and Law Reform Initiatives
- Section Websites
- Co-ordinate National Section involvement in relevant CBA national and international initiatives
- Federal Court (practice matters)
- Tax Court of Canada
- Relevant bar associations and national/international organizations
- Special Projects
How to Become a Member
When you enroll as an active member of a Section at the provincial or territorial level, you are entitled to membership in corresponding National Sections. You may join Sections without Branch counterparts by checking the appropriate "National Section" space on the Section enrollment form provided by your Branch. (Some Branches include a separate National Section list in their Section registration package).
Call CBA Membership at 1-800-267-8860 to verify National Section enrollment, or e-mail us at CBA Sections.
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Nationalmagazine.ca complements the print edition, offering thought-provoking videos from the likes of Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia founder) and Robert Fowler, blogs and newsworthy legal stories. It’s searchable, easy to browse and interactive.
Visit CBA PracticeLink for practice-related articles and tips.
Canadian Bar Review
Access the current issue of The Canadian Bar Review, Vol. 90, No. 2 (July 2012).
Browse the current issue of CBA E-News.
Articles, fact sheets, a self-assessment, and podcast conversations with managing partners, coaches, new partners, associates, and lawyers who have chosen a different career path, are among the many tools to help lawyers plan their future.
National Sections and Conferences
Access the National Sections and Conferences home pages.
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