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Essay winners

  • June 08, 2017

Winners have been chosen for a number of the 2017 CBA Connect Essay Contests. Here is a list of winners and links to the winning papers where available. The James Bocking Memorial Award contest is still open, see below for details.

Healthy Minds. Healthy Lawyers.

  • June 08, 2017

Have you had a chance to check out the online course the CBA developed in conjunction with Bell Let’s Talk and the Mood Disorders Society of Canada? It’s aimed at helping those in the profession better understand mental health and addictions issues.

Spotlight on billed-basis accounting

  • June 08, 2017

The federal government tabled its latest budget on March 22. Since March 23, the CBA has been working to get the government to either drop a tax measure proposed in the budget or to change it to mitigate its impact on Canadian lawyers – and their clients – who rely on billed basis accounting.

Department of Finance Notice of Opportunity

  • May 18, 2017

The Minister of Finance is currently seeking applications to fill two part-time, non-remunerated positions on the Board of Directors for the Global Risk Institute (GRI) in Financial Services.

CBA position on Bill C-16

  • May 12, 2017

In an appearance before the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, the CBA encouraged Senators to pass Bill C-16, An Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code, without amendment.

Notice of 2017 Annual Meeting

  • May 11, 2017

This year instead of the annual CBA Legal Conference, we’ll be holding an annual general meeting on August 17 in Montreal. Your Section has until June 2 to put forward a proposal for a resolution. Read on for more details.

Spotlight on court delays

  • May 11, 2017

A key advocacy item so far in 2017 has been court delays – along with preliminary inquiries, which seems to be getting tied into the larger discussion. Read on to see what we’ve been saying about it.