CBA News

Spotlight on CBA Connect

CBA Governance

Introduced at the Council meeting held this summer in Ottawa, CBA Connects is a key part of the association’s engagement and retention strategy for law students and young lawyers, offering advice from peers and one-stop-shopping online for all their CBA needs.

Read on for details →


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.


TO BE OR NOT TO BE ... FROM ATLANTIC CANADA

Atlantic Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invited any qualified person from across the country to apply to sit on the Supreme Court of Canada after Justice Thomas Cromwell retires. That raised the ire of those aware that Cromwell occupied a seat that would go – by tradition, if not by statute – to an Atlantic Canadian.  The CBA wrote to the prime minister asking that the custom be respected.

Read the letter →


CBA ONLINE MENTAL HEALTH COURSE CELEBRATES A SUCCESSFUL FIRST YEAR

CBA Online Mental Health

Cian O’Sullivan of Beagle Legal delivered the winner at The Pitch, the first-ever legal tech innovation competition hosted by CBA and LegalX. Mona Datt of Loom Analytics took home the Peoples’ Choice prize after a slick afternoon event showcasing five Canadian legal innovators.

Read on for details →


READ THE NEWEST ISSUE OF THE CANADIAN BAR REVIEW ONLINE

The Canadian Bar Review

The first issue of The Canadian Bar Review to be edited by our new co-editors from the University of Windsor is now online. The issue bridges academia and legal practice by shedding light on matters of importance to legal practitioners.

Read on for more →


UPDATE ON CBA INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVES

CBA Internatinal Initiatives

From Vietnam to East Africa, from the Young Lawyers International Program to promoting the importance of the rule of law in sustainable development, CBA International Initiatives is staying very busy.

Read on for news of what they’ve been doing →


SUCCESS AND LONGEVITY IN LAW: A NETWORKING EVENT FOR WOMEN LAWYERS

CBA National Women Lawyers Forum Bubbles

The CBA National Women Lawyers Forum is hosting a cocktail networking evening on Friday, September 30, 2016, 5-7 pm at the Sheraton Ottawa- Penthouse A (17th floor). This event is open to women lawyers, young lawyers and law students, including those who are not currently members of the CBA. Join us for an evening of networking and discussion with women lawyers from throughout Ottawa and Canada. Hear from women from all areas and aspects of practice about their keys to success and those characteristics that resulted in their longevity and success in law.

Space is limited. Please contact Crystal Lam to RSVP by Wednesday, September 21.

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CBA Solutions Series

Solutions Series: Practical tools for everyday problems

What began as a PD session on dealing with unpleasant people has turned into the Solutions Series, an eight-webinar program offering lawyers practical tools for everyday problems – how to schmooze, how to negotiate successfully, even how to turn off that part of your brain that demands perfectionism in everything you do – and thus keeps you from ever completing a project. Read on for more.

Also, read on for information about CBA National’s fall conferences.


Member Benefits

Unite Conferencing

Two years later and Unite Conferencing continues to impress!  Allow us the opportunity to demonstrate first hand why Unite Conferencing is the preferred conferencing vendor for the CBA.  Call Unite Conferencing today 800.624.9923 to inquire about which collaboration service(s) would be best suited for your firm's requirements. 

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ERASSURE

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Editor: Kim Covert

Production: Rose Wilson