News

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

IP Day 2016: May 12 in Ottawa

  • September 15, 2015

Summer’s not even over, but already the Intellectual Property Section is looking ahead to the 8th annual IP Day, next May in Ottawa.

Ethics guidelines updated

  • September 15, 2015

The CBA Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee has released updates to its guidelines for meeting ethical obligations while using technology. Legal Ethics in a Digital World provides a guide for managing the risks inherent in using technology in your practice.

Sexual Harassment Awareness Campaign Q&A

  • September 15, 2015

The Write Your Wrong campaign, launched by the National Women Lawyers’ Forum, SOGIC and the Equality Committee, has received a number of stories from lawyers who’ve experienced sexual harassment in the workplace. It has also received a number of questions from members about the need for such a campaign.

What you need to know: Pension law reform

  • September 15, 2015

Did you know the federal government is considering adding a voluntary supplement to the Canada Pension Plan? Or that the Ontario Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act received Royal Assent in May 2015? The CBA Pensions and Benefits Law Section has prepared an at-a-glance, one-stop summary of legal developments both at the federal and provincial level.

Anti-corruption coursebook

  • September 15, 2015

Professor Gerry Ferguson’s course Global Corruption: Law, Theory and Practice, which he’s teaching this fall at the University of Victoria, marks two firsts: it’s the first course on anti-corruption at a Canadian law school, and he’ll be teaching from the first coursebook focused on the law of anti-corruption available globally – a book in which the CBA’s Anti-Corruption Team played a key role.

Advocacy

  • September 15, 2015

We correct an error made in the August Enews about one of the CBA Legal Conference resolutions.

The Very Model of an Honorary Colonel

  • February 06, 2015

CBA CEO John Hoyles has been awarded the rank of colonel by the Judge Advocate General. While the rank is honorary it does carry duties with it. Our CEO has also learned the Uniform Code is not just a matter of Military Justice.

An International Development Award for the CBA

he Canadian Bar Association International Development Committee and its partner IBM Business Consulting Services are the winners of the 2007 CHF Award for Improvement of Social Infrastructure, a Canadian Award recognizing outstanding work in international cooperation and development.

#CBALC – ICYMI

The world of social media is fast-paced and tends to slip by while you’re busy doing other things. So just in case you missed the CBA Legal Conference in Calgary, or were too busy enjoying it to catch our coverage of the event, we’ve collected some links to articles and photos to help you live – or relive – the event. It’ll be almost like being there.