Browse our news listing for top CBA news stories and messages to our members.

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.

IP Section Chair heading to international patent law symposium

  • May 11, 2017

The CBA National IP Section, which has been part of the Canadian Working Group for Global Patent Harmonization, has been invited to fill one of three Canadian spots at an international symposium in Munich in June. Section Chair Kamleh Nicola will represent the Section. Read on for more.

Teleconference recordings available

  • May 11, 2017

The CBA National Public Sector Lawyers Forum has a wealth of online resources for CBA members in the form of archived recordings of its Teleconference Series dating back to 2015.

Young Lawyers Pro Bono Award winner

  • May 11, 2017

Ranjan K. Agarwal, a partner at Bennet Jones in Toronto who has been singled out as a future star in the legal profession, has been awarded this year’s Young Lawyers Pro Bono Award for his dedicated and innovative pro bono work.

Call for nominations

  • May 11, 2017

The CBA National Women Lawyers Forum has extended the deadline for nominations for its Cecilia I. Johnstone Award to May 31. Do you know a woman who has achieved professional excellence in the legal profession, and who has influenced others?