Aboriginal Law Considerations
March 26, 2014 12 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. E.T.
Speaker: Gord Hannon, General Counsel and Team Leader, Aboriginal and Natural Resources Law Team with Manitoba Justice, Civil Legal Services.
Free teleconference for CBA members
The Supreme Court of Canada has established that the Crown has a duty to consult with Aboriginal Peoples about any Crown decisions or actions that may affect the exercise of aboriginal or treaty rights of Aboriginal Peoples of Canada, and to work in good faith to address or accommodate concerns expressed by Aboriginal Peoples. This duty arises out of the principle of the “honour of the Crown” and is reflected in s. 35(1) of the Constitution Act, 1982.
To register please visit: http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=na_pslalc14
Upcoming "brownbag" teleconferences can be viewed: http://www.cba.org/CBA/conf_pslf/PDF/2013-2014_Brownbag_schedule.pdf
The time spent attending this program (1 hour) is eligible for credit towards the annual continuing professional development ("CPD") requirement in all mandatory CPD jurisdictions. This program offers no content on ethics, professional responsibility and/or practice management issues. (Please note that these CPD hours are not accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada for Professionalism Hours.)
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)
Digest (March 2014)
Please consider providing a submission for the next edition. We are looking for articles of interest to Forum members. Our next publication will feature the theme: ethics and the public sector lawyer. Your submissions on this topic are welcomed and may include:
- Updates on recent/upcoming activities including substantive developments in your jurisdiction;
- Case summaries;
- New legislation;
- Articles about your personal/professional experience as a public sector lawyer.
Here are a few guidelines to help:
- Articles only need to be between 300 and 1,000 words;
- Articles over 1,000 words must be accompanied by a summary or précis (100-300 words);
- Articles can be submitted in French or English.
Please send your submissions to me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please also canvass your co-workers and colleagues and ask if they would be interested in making a submission to the newsletter.
Thank you very much for your participation in creating a must-read newsletter for our Forum.
Newsletter Editor, Public Sector Lawyers Forum