CBA News

SPOTLIGHT ON TOOLKITS

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Two new toolkits are coming this spring to help CBA members improve their practice. The first, presented by the CBA National Criminal Law Section, walks lawyers through the “collateral consequences” of a criminal charge and/or sentence for their clients. The second is a primer on children’s rights from the Children’s Law Committee.

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CBA Influence

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In case you missed it – Check out the latest issue of CBA Influence, a monthly newsletter with blog posts about CBA initiatives, submissions, interventions and comments on public policy. Combined with Focus on Parliament, with links to information about government legislative, regulatory and policy changes, this newsletter provides a 360-degree look at both our current advocacy work, and opportunities for the CBA to get involved.


GONE FISHIN’: WHAT ELSE DO YOU DO IN THE NWT IN FEBRUARY?

René Basque

CBA National President René Basque visited Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories in February, and partook of some of the local entertainments while he was there. That included a day of ice-fishing on Great Slave Lake with members of the NWT executive and council.

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NEXT EDITION OF ANTI-CORRUPTION HANDBOOK NOW AVAILABLE

Canadian Money

The 2017 edition of the book Global Corruption: Law, Theory and Practice is now available online. The first of its kind when it was first published in 2015, the course book on anti-corruption was written by University of Victoria law professor Gerry Ferguson. CBA’s Anti-Corruption Team sponsors the book.

Read on for details and links to the new edition →


BETTER CLIENT SERVICE SERIES: PD FOR A2J

Better Cleint Service Series

The CBA’s latest series of professional development webinars has begun, this one is aimed at aimed at helping lawyers up their game and enhancing access to justice at the same time.

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CBA National SECTION & Forum NEWS


NOT JUST A BYSTANDER

Following up on the CBA National Women Lawyers Forum’s 2016 #WriteYourWrong campaign, a number of CBA National Sections and Forums collaborated to present a podcast called Not Just a Bystander, which was launched on International Women’s Day, March 8.

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CALLS FOR NOMINATIONS

A number of national CBA Sections and Forums – as well as the Canadian Section of the International Commission of Jurists – are putting out the call for nominees for a number of upcoming awards.

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MILITARY LAW SECTION - SWORD AND SCALE OPEN ESSAY COMPETITION

Canadian law school graduates, articling students, lawyers and academics are invited to submit their essays on military law topics to the Sword and Scale Open Essay Competition.

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LAW STUDENTS: ENTER A CBA CONNECT ESSAY CONTEST TODAY!

The Canadian Bar Association’s Essay Contests can help you build your profile within the legal community, connect with senior members of the bar, and hone your research and writing skills. And for the best submissions, we are awarding $250 - $2,500 in cash prizes – enter today for your chance to win!  Deadlines are approaching for two competitions: The CBA National Military Law’s Sword and Scale competition has an April 30 deadline, while the CBA National Competition Law Section’s deadline for the James H. Bocking Memorial Award is June 30.


UPCOMING SPRING CONFERENCES

The CCCA conference in Toronto in April and IP Day in Ottawa in May are just two of the many conferences taking place between now and the end of June.

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