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CBA President's statement on the integrity of the Canadian Justice System

  • February 12, 2018

The Canadian Bar Association is not commenting on a case that may be subject to an appeal. We have concerns with politicians calling verdicts into question. When parties in a case believe there has been an error, the appropriate avenue is through the appeal process. The integrity of the justice system must be respected.

Making a difference abroad: CBA’s Young Lawyers International Program is back

  • February 05, 2018

The CBA International Initiatives is thrilled to announce that they have been selected by Global Affairs Canada as a grant recipient for its Young Lawyers Intern Program (YLIP). The grant will provide YLIP with funding for 32 interns each year, over the next four years, to be placed with organizations in developing countries.

Caitlin Pakosh winner of 2017 Walter Owen Book Prize

  • August 18, 2017

The Foundation for Legal Research has awarded the 2017 Walter Owen Book Prize to Caitlin Pakosh, senior staff lawyer at Innocence Canada, for the book The Lawyer’s Guide to the Forensic Sciences, published in 2016 by Irwin Law.

Media Advisory – Canadian Bar Association Annual Meeting 2017

  • August 15, 2017

The Canadian Bar Association’s 2017 Annual Meeting takes place in Montreal on August 17. Resolutions that will be debated and voted on include new CBA bylaws and regulations, the need for a national commissioner for children and youth, and a denunciation of the violence against gay and bisexual men in Chechnya.