News

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

Call for nominations – Founders’ Award

  • November 13, 2018

The CBA Immigration Law Section is accepting nominations for its Founders’ Award. This award recognizes an exceptional law student or junior lawyer and a future leader of our Section. The successful candidate will be recognized at our National Immigration Law Conference in May 2019.

Women Lawyers win Award of Excellence

  • November 13, 2018

This year’s winner of the National Sections Council Award of Excellence is the Women Lawyers Forum, recognized for its outstanding contribution of a National Section in providing service to members and furthering the objectives of the Association. Read on for more.

From the Board: Jeff Howe

  • November 13, 2018

Jeff Howe has been quite engaged by his tenure on the CBA Board of Directors, which is in its second and final year. But we’ll let him tell you about it.

Spotlight on resolutions at the AGM

  • November 13, 2018

Resolutions are one of the ways the Canadian Bar Association creates policy – and they’re a great way for members to get involved in the process. Resolutions are being done a bit differently this year – read on to find out what’s new.

Report from the Touchstones anniversary commemoration

  • November 13, 2018

An event presented by the national Women Lawyers Forum and the OBA-WLF in October celebrated the 25th anniversary of the release of the Touchstones for Change report, as well as the founding of the OBA Section. We have a report on the event, and pictures of some of the members of the original task force.

Find your next podcast on The Every Lawyer

  • October 26, 2018

Podcasts are enjoying a surge of popularity these days. There are so many out there, it can be hard to see the trees for the forest. So let us help you: The Every Lawyer has podcasts just for you.

Tick. Tock. Time to renew.

  • October 16, 2018

The days are getting shorter—and so too is the time to renew your Canadian Bar Association membership for another year. Join thousands of your colleagues from across Canada and renew today so you can continue to get the most out of your national association.

Spotlight on Law for the Future Fund Grants

  • October 16, 2018

Each year the Law for the Future Fund grants thousands of dollars to support research projects of national interest. Diversity and access to justice initiatives received the bulk of this year’s funding.

How to innovate in the small or solo firm

  • October 16, 2018

New from the CBA Legal Futures Initiative this month is a two-part tool for small and solo law firms: a report on the state of innovation in their sector of the profession, including interviews with lawyers who have blazed their own trails, along with a practical guide for managing change.

From the Board: Marie Laure Leclercq

  • October 16, 2018

Last year, when seats opened up on the national Board of Directors under the new governance structure, I decided to apply, and I had the privilege of sitting on the first board faced with the challenge of operating under the new CBA 2.0 structure.