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

25 years after Touchstones

  • October 16, 2018

The CBA Women Lawyers Forum, along with the OBA WLF, held a special event in October commemorating the anniversary of the Touchstones for Change report. The event was recorded and will be available for viewing online.


  • September 20, 2018

The CBA WLF, together with the OBA WLF, are pleased to present a truly unique event - the 25th Anniversary commemoration of the CBA Gender Equality Task Force Report, Touchstones for Change: Equality, Diversity and Accountability.

New CBA awards deadline

  • September 13, 2018

Since the CBA annual meeting now takes place in February instead of August, the deadline for nominations for a number of awards has been changed this year to October 15.

Call for nominations – Founders’ Award

  • September 12, 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.

By the board: Q&A with René Basque

  • September 12, 2018

As member both before and after the change in governance styles last year, former President René Basque has a unique perspective on what it’s like to serve on the of the CBA Board of Directors. Here’s an interesting note: when his term ended on Aug. 31, the Board was left with no members who were called to the Bar before 1990. We asked René to answer a few questions about his experience.

Spotlight on advocacy

  • September 12, 2018

Tamra Thomson’s been doing advocacy with the CBA for nearly 24 years, but in her new position of Executive Director of Advocacy she’ll also spend her time looking at the bigger picture, including encouraging more members to participate in the process. It’s not about change so much as evolution, she says.

Meet the new CBA President

  • September 12, 2018

Former McInnes Cooper managing partner and CEO Raymond Adlington assumed the CBA President’s mantle on Sept. 1, 2018, but he’ll have to wait until the Board meeting on Sept. 28 to feel the weight of the chain of office on his shoulders.

Insolvency Section Award winner announced

  • September 12, 2018

John McLean, Q.C., a lawyer with Gowling in Vancouver whose 41 years practising insolvency law have seen him represent companies in sectors from forestry to shipping, is this year’s winner of the CBA Insolvency Section Lifetime Achievement Award.