CBA News

Spotlight on The Pitch

The Pitch

Have you heard about The Pitch? A group of experts has chosen five legal innovators to state their case for their products to a group of judges, investors and a live audience at the CBA Legal Conference in Ottawa this August.

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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.


CRIME, CLEMENCY AND CALLS TO ACTION: THE CBA RESOLVES TO…

CBA Resolutions

The 18 resolutions on the table at the Council meeting in August run the gamut from a change in the CBA’s governance structure to a plea to fill longstanding vacancies on the family court bench; from more gender inclusion on CBA membership forms to a request for clemency for a Canadian convicted on false evidence who has spent more than 40 years behind bars in the U.S.

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CBA RE-THINK: VOTING ON GOVERNANCE

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Speaking of CBA governance – this is the culmination of the CBA Re-Think process begun in 2014. After wide-ranging consultations, the CBA has a new strategic direction and a proposed new system of governance that will be decided on in August.

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THE CLC IS YOUR CHANCE TO CONNECT

CBA Legal Conference: Building a Better Lawyer

Alongside an engaging speaker line-up and interactive professional development streams, the CBA Legal Conference gives you lots of opportunities to connect with your colleagues from across the country.

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CBA INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVES ROUND-UP

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The recruiting season for the CBA Young Lawyers International Program has wrapped up; our project in Kenya has had some notable achievements; and Canadian lawyers will be heading to Vietnam to provide technical assistance in support of a new law there.

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IP TIP SHEET FOR BREXIT

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The recent Brexit vote took a lot of people by surprise – including some of those who voted for it. Currency speculators were particularly hard hit in the short term, but if you’re wondering what difference a British exit from the EU might make to your business in the long run, the CBA’s Intellectual Property Section has produced this tip sheet to provide some early guidance.

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COMPETITION LAW SECTION UPDATE

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News you can use from the Competition Law Section – finding a searchable version of the Canadian Competition Review online; call for nominations for the Section’s committees, and how to get involved.

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CBA AWARDS

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Viscount Bennett Fellowship winner announced

The winner of the 2016 CBA Viscount Bennett Fellowship is Daniel Del Gobbo, a student in the S.J.D. program at the University of Toronto whose study area “falls at the intersections of alternative dispute resolution and feminist legal theory.”

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Sarah Walsh wins 2016 David Estrin Prize

Sarah Walsh, a third-year student at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, has won the the 2016 Canadian Bar Association National Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Section Law School Essay Contest David Estrin Prize.

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UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

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Lawyers, trustees and restructuring professionals from across Canada and the United States will be attending the Canadian Bar Association's 12th National Insolvency Conference in Chicago on September 30; stay ahead of the curve and join us for the CBA Access to Information and Privacy Law Symposium in Ottawa this October; and join us in Ottawa on November 18 & 19, 2016 for the CBA Administrative Law, Labour and Employment Law Conference to discuss the latest developments.


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