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CBA E-News – July 2015

French Speaking Common Law Members article:

Rose-des-vents: The true meaning of equality

Conference members prepared this article on the April, 2015 Supreme Court of Canada in Rose-des-vents v British Columbia, which they say is fundamental for understanding the scope of constitutional rights awarded to linguistic minorities surrounding education.

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Complete your continuing professional development (CPD) requirements!

Below, you will find a list of recorded webinars that are recognized by the Barreau du Québec.

(The below programs are only available in French.)

*Note: Programs offered by the CBA Quebec Branch have been accredited in Quebec only. For members in other jurisdictions, please consult your law society to ensure that this program fits within your law society’s CPD guidelines.


“Will Alberta return to the fold of official bilingualism after 150 years?”
Read the open letter on the R. v. Caron SCC case, written by Antoine Leduc – President of the Canadian Bar Association - Quebec Branch

(This letter was also published on March 10, 2015 in the Montreal Gazette.)


Mandate

Mandate

The purpose of the Conference is:

  1. to make the Association, its Branches and its members aware of the practice of common law in French, identifying and making members aware of relevant tools and resources;
  2. to work with National and Branch Sections, Conferences and Standing Committees to promote the organization of meetings, continuing legal education and other programs in French;
  3. to organize common law programs and programming in French at meetings of the Association;
  4. to work with other organizations interested in common law in French;
  5. to examine the evolution of linguistic rights in Canada;
  6. to promote linguistic equality within the legal profession and the Association; and
  7. to publish a regular bulletin to inform those using the French language in the Canadian legal milieu. (03-07-M)

 

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