Fred Headon elected 2nd Vice-President
Fred Headon of Montreal has been elected National Second Vice-President of the CBA, the first in-house counsel to be elected to this position. The second vice-presidency is the first step on the ladder to the national presidency, a post he will assume in August, 2013.
“Fred Headon brings the unique perspective of corporate counsel to the CBA leadership, and his election reinforces our Association’s role as the voice for all segments of the Bar,” says President Rod Snow of Whitehorse.
LAW DAY 2011
Ottawa event aimed at high school students
|Mr. Justice Hugh Fraser (left) with students in mock trial
More than 900 Ottawa high school students attended a half-day event that featured a mock trial and a career panel as part of Law Day on April 14. Law Day celebrates the anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and is sponsored by the CBA, which launched Law Day in 1983. The program in Ottawa was one of scores of events that took place across the country.
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CANADIAN CORPORATE COUNSEL ASSOCIATION
CCCA Spring Conference a tremendous success
The Canadian Corporate Counsel Association’s 2011 National Spring Conference in Toronto April 3-5 attracted some 347 participants – the second highest number in the conference’s history. It featured an outstanding faculty and a cross-section of the in-house world, from legal officers in emergent companies, through to Chief Legal Officers of multi-national organizations.
Anne Giardini wins R.V.A. Jones award
Anne Giardini, Q.C., President of Weyerhaeuser Company Limited Canada, received the CCCA’s 2011 Robert V. A. Jones Award. The award pays tribute to her active involvement in the in-house community, along with her writing on substantive legal issues important to all corporate lawyers. Anne Giardini joined Weyerhaeuser as in-house counsel in 1994, became general counsel in 2006, and, two years later, president of the Canadian subsidiary.
Training administrative tribunal members on the Charter
Following a resolution passed at the 2011 Mid-Winter meeting in Charlevoix, the CBA is urging the federal, provincial and territorial governments to develop and implement a mandatory training program for all members of tribunals on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The objective is for tribunal members with authority to deal with legal questions to gain a practical understanding of the Charter and how it applies to their jurisdiction.
“The Supreme Court of Canada recently held, in R. v. Conway, that every administrative tribunal with authority to deal with questions of law has the jurisdiction to apply the Charter and to issue remedies in accordance with it,” says Mathieu Bouchard, chair of the Administrative Law Section, in his letter to Justice Minister Rob Nicholson.
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Kai Sheffield wins 2011 NEERLS Law School essay contest
Kai Sheffield of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law is the winner of the 2011 CBA National Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Section (NEERLS) Law School Essay Contest David Estrin Prize. His essay, Of Pulp Mills and Oil Spills: Strict state liability under customary international law when energy and resource projects cause trans-boundary environmental harm, considers whether state practice supports strict state liability in relation to trans-boundary environmental concerns. It relates these issues to current events such as the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Partner compensation as a management tool
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Legal Project Management for the Business Lawyer
May 10, 2011
Addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in the Criminal Justice System
May 18, 2011
The Impact of Trade Treaties on Municipal Procurement
June 9, 2011
Citizenship and Immigration Conference
May 12-14, Gatineau, Quebec
National Health Law Summit
May 26-27, Montreal
Tax Law for Lawyers
May 29-June 3, Niagara Falls
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Canadian Legal Conference offers the inside track on new developments in the law
Professional development features prominently on the CLC agenda with 12 hours of accredited PD over two days for lawyers of all backgrounds.
Along with PD, the CLC offers a roster of star-studded keynote speakers, including: His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, at the Opening Plenary on August 14; founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington, at the Opening Plenary on August 14; star of CBC’s Dragons’ Den and marketing guru Arlene Dickinson, at the Breakfast on August 15; and author of Start With Why, Simon Sinek, at the Closing Lunch on August 16.
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