CBA News - Current Edition

SPOTLIGHT ON THE PITCH

The Pitch is back and it’s going global. This spring, the world’s top legaltech startups will battle it out on stage in front of an expert panel of judges – and a live audience. Read on for more →


CBA Influence

CBA INFLUENCE

Check out the latest issue of CBA Influence, a monthly newsletter about CBA initiatives, submissions, interventions and comments on public policy. This newsletter provides a 360-degree look at both our current advocacy work, and opportunities for the CBA to get involved.


Billed Basis Accounting

DRAFT LEGISLATION ON BILLED-BASIS ACCOUNTING: THANKS FOR THIS, DON’T FORGET THAT…

The government introduced draft legislation in September to implement the changes announced in this year’s budget to limit the use of billed-basis accounting. The CBA was pleased to see that its recommendation for a longer implementation period was heeded. But access to justice issues remain. Read on for details →


AGM

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE NEXT AGM

The AGM we had in Montreal in August was so much fun we decided to do it again in February in Ottawa. Well, not quite – the new bylaws require us to hold it then. Read on for the date and resolutions deadline.


Nanos REsearch

GETTING TO KNOW ALL ABOUT YOU

By now all members will have had the opportunity to respond to one of two surveys done by Nanos Research since July to help the CBA better understand what its members need and want from the Association. Read on for more.


Vietnam

VIETNAM MINISTRY OF JUSTICE STUDY MISSION TO OTTAWA

CBA International Initiatives played host in September to a delegation from the Vietnam Ministry of Justice, part of the CBA’s National Legislative Development project, which supports the implementation of a legislative reform taking place in Vietnam. Read on.


Child Rights Toolkit

NATIONAL CHILD DAY – WHAT CAN YOU DO?

The CBA Children's Law Committee has some ideas for what you can do to improve the rights of all Canadian children on Nov. 20 – National Child Day – and every other day of the year. Read on.


SECTION NEWS


CBA Privacy Section

NATIONAL SECTIONS COUNCIL AWARD OF EXCELLENCE - 2017 WINNER

The Privacy and Access Law Section is the winner of this year’s National Sections Council Award of Excellence. Read on for more.


Air & Space Primer

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – FOUNDERS’ AWARD

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 April 2018. Read on for more.


Essay Contests

LAW STUDENTS: ENTER A CBA ESSAY CONTEST TODAY

The CBA’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.


Essay Contests

BECOME A CERTIFIED IN-HOUSE COUNSEL - CANADA

The next cohort of the Business Leadership Program for In-House Counsel begins its journey in May 2018 in Toronto. Apply today and jumpstart your career. Read on.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


Professional Development

UPCOMING PD, CONFERENCES

A roundup of what’s coming up from the CBA’s Professional Development department. Do you need to complete your PD hours? See how we can help with that. Does your Section have a conference coming up? Read on to find out.


CBA ADVANTAGE


CBIA

CBIA

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Supreme Basics

SUPREME BASICS

Supreme Basics has changed the brand name of our Legal Product line to “Supreme Legal Products” from the former “Dye & Durham” brand. Note that as the “Dye & Durham” branded inventory depletes, the same product line with our new brand name, “Supreme Legal Products,” will be phased in. View our Legal Supplies Guide featuring this brand!


Stage2Data

STAGE2DATA

The World Economic Forum just released very insightful results of a risk opinion survey completed by 12411 executives, directors and senior government officials across 136 countries. Canada’s highest threat according to the survey is cyber attacks. A good question to ask especially by organisations who keep copies of customers’ sensitive data: “Is my business protected against cyber-attacks and do I have a proper DR plan in place?” Read more.


Purolator

PUROLATOR

Whether you’re shipping to urban centres or remote locations, with Purolator you can deliver to more places in more ways and reach 99.9% of Canadian postal codes. See how Purolator can help you deliver your package to every corner of Canada. 

From here to There to Anywhere in Canada


Lenovo

LENOVO

Big data, mobility, and connectedness bring the advantages of near-time information. ThinkPad has been able to handle this for the past 25 years. Discover how the rapid development in technology infrastructure, cloud services, and the marriage of power and mobility in client devices can help define both the challenge and the opportunity.  

From here to There to Anywhere in Canada


Purolator

LEXISNEXIS CANADA

Canada at 150: Building a Free and Democratic Society– stunning, must-have coffee table book! 
This one-of-a-kind celebratory publication combines personal reflections from a wide variety of Canadians who influenced our constitutional development over the last 150 years. This book offers insightful, balanced looks at Canada’s constitutional past and present, and is a presentation-worthy gift or display book.


Editor: Kim Covert

Production: Rose Wilson