Governor General, Chief Justice, Arianna Huffington headline
2011 Canadian Legal Conference in Halifax
|Arianna Huffington, Rod Snow, and Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson and Defence Minister Peter MacKay headlined this year’s conference.
The speakers’ line-up included Arianna Huffington, Larry Rosen, Simon Sinek, Arlene Dickinson and Kady O'Malley.
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Governor General's speech:
The Legal Profession in a Smart and Caring Nation: A Vision for 2017
Leadership, volunteerism and advocacy
top priorities for CBA President Trinda Ernst
Trinda Ernst, Q.C. of Kentville, Nova Scotia received the chain of office from outgoing President Rod Snow at the closing luncheon. She brings to the presidency a threefold commitment: to encourage leadership in the profession, to promote volunteerism at the CBA and in the community, and to support advocacy on behalf of the profession.
Read the August 15 news release.
Geoffrey Creighton, new CCCA Chair
Geoffrey Creighton of Toronto took over as Chair of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA) from Robert Patzelt, Q.C. Mr. Creighton is senior vice-president, general counsel and secretary and chief compliance officer at IGM Financial Inc. “I am delighted to take up the position of chair in what is clearly a time of growth of the in-house counsel bar across the profession,” said Mr. Creighton.
Read the August 15 news release.
Debate on solicitor-client privilege
The CBA Council meeting on August 14 featured a rapid-fire debate on solicitor-client privilege featuring Professor Adam Dodek, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, Mahmud Jamal, of Osler LLP in Toronto, and moderated by Paul Paton, Chair of the CBA's Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee.
Equality Committee launches RARE Finds site
The CBA Equality Committee has launched the RARE Finds Resource Centre. The site features texts and other resources that focus on retention.
Vist the new RARE Finds Resource Centre
CLC Blog: Celebrating diversity in the legal profession
Work/Life Balance Resource Centre
The Work/Life Balance Resource Centre on CBA PracticeLink has been updated to provide a wealth of information intended to help lawyers maintain a balance between their professional and personal commitments.
Visit the updated Work/Life Balance Resource Centre.
|From left: Geoffrey Creighton and Rod Snow with Stephen N. Zack, then President ABA and Bill Robinson, then Vice-President ABA.
The American Bar Association and the CBA earlier this month signed a historic agreement that will lead to enhanced cooperation and information exchanges between the two organizations, their in-house counsel constituencies, and the U.S. and Canadian legal professions.
A signing ceremony attended by the associations' presidents and witnessed by other bar leaders was held on Aug. 6 in Toronto at the opening of the ABA Annual Meeting.
Read the August 3 news release
During the course of its two-day meeting in Halifax, CBA Council debated policy resolutions on diverse subjects. Click here to read the new CBA policy resolutions.
CBA recognizes excellence
During the conference, members were recognized for their outstanding contributions to their association, profession and community.
View the full list of CBA award winners.
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Legal Project Management for Litigators
September 14, 2011
Cross-Canada Check-up on Pension Reform
October 25, 2011
Seventh Annual Pan-Canadian Insolvency and Restructuring Law Conference
September 23, 2011
Skilled Lawyer Series
Coming to your desktop this November, the CBA Skilled Lawyer Series II offers 16 new skill-based, online programs in litigation and corporate streams.
The CBA is also pleased to offer a rebroadcast of eight “best of” Skilled Lawyer Series I programs early this fall.
You may be eligible for some of the lowest term insurance rates in Canada through the Canadian Bar Insurance Association (CBIA). For more information about how to save money on your insurance contact your CBIA Authorized Representative or visit www.barinsurance.com.
Carry the no-annual-fee CBA MasterCard®, and you'll enjoy a 9.99% standard Annual Interest Rate, protection against unauthorized use and 24-hour customer service.
SmartTeam(tm) Voice & Data sharing plans let you easily manage your team's mobile communication with one plan, starting at $52.97/line/month.
Small businesses can receive 100 bonus minutes per line each month and unlimited Canada-wide team calling and texting.
CBA members can receive a 15% discount on their voice and data services.
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