CBA Young Lawyers International Program 2015-17
If you are aware of young lawyers who may be interested in applying for an international internship, please forward them the following link: http://www.cba.org/CBA/IDP/yiip/.
Important changes to Canadian IP statutes now passed into law
Jean-Charles Grégoire looks at Bill C-59, which passed into law on June 23. It contained legislation to amend the Patent Act, Trade-marks Act and Industrial Design Act.
Canada proposes important changes to IP statutes
Jean-Charles Grégoire, of Marks & Clerk Canada, looks at proposed amendments to the Patent Act, Trade-marks Act, and Industrial Design Act contained in the budget implementation omnibus Bill C-59.
Message from the Chair
Stacy Maurier, the Chair of the Small, Solo and General Practice Forum takes the opportunity to introduce herself to members and to talk about plans the SSGPF has in the works, including an ambitious toolkit project.
Canada following on the heels of the U.S. in implementing the Patent Law Treaty
Jean-Charles Grégoire, a barrister and solicitor with Marks & Clerk Canada, sets the scene as Canada prepares to implement the Patent Law Treaty, which aims to harmonize formal procedures in respect of patent applications.
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With trust accounts, the devil is in the details
Kathleen Robichaud, a sole practitioner in Manotick, ON, takes a look at trust accounts, and the ways in which they can be mismanaged because of inadequate monitoring.
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National Sections: Children’s Law Committee
National Sections recently established a Children’s Law Committee to coordinate activities, provide advice, and respond to law, policy, and legal research developments on matters affecting Canadian children. More information is available on the new Children’s Law Committee webpage.
Join the Children’s Law Committee listserv!
Interested CBA members are strongly encouraged to join the Children’s Law Committee listserv. This is an ideal way to stay informed of Committee activities and get directly involved. The listserv also provides a forum to network and exchange ideas with leading practitioners who share your interests.
Membership is free to CBA members.
Join the listserv (CBA membership number required)
Succession Law Tables of Concordance
CBA’s Wills, Estates and Trusts Section has assembled Succession Law Tables of Concordance. The Tables provide a quick reference to basic information about estate and succession laws in Canadian jurisdictions and links for ready access to make enquiries of court and land titles officials. They are a convenient starting point for lawyers considering estate files complicated by interprovincial issues or performing services in neighbouring jurisdictions. They are also a handy tool for those seeking to reform and harmonize succession law in the provinces and territories.
Please visit: http://www.cba.org/CBA/sections_wills/main/Tables_2014.aspx
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News from the Legal Profession Assistance Conference of the CBA
View recent issues of the Solo and Small Firm Bulletin - from CBA PracticeLink and National Magazine.
CBA Skilled Lawyer Series
Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice
The CBA Skilled Lawyer Series offers online, skills based training to help you excel in the courtroom and the boardroom.
If you’re looking for a meaningful, accredited, affordable, and convenient way to deliver on your learning objectives, while building the real world skill set you need to exceed the expectations of your clients, the CBA Skilled Lawyer Series is for you.
For more information, to view all program details, and to register please visit www.cba.org/pd/sls.
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More than 10 per cent of CBA members identify themselves as being in general practice. The Forum represents the common interests of general practitioners within the CBA.
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