CBA News - Current Edition

Spotlight on billed-basis accounting

Billed Basis Accounting

The federal government tabled its latest budget on March 22. Since March 23, the CBA has been working to get the government to either drop a tax measure proposed in the budget or to change it to mitigate its impact on Canadian lawyers – and their clients – who rely on billed basis accounting. Read on for more.


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.


HEALTHY MINDS. HEALTHY LAWYERS.

CBA Wellness

Have you had a chance to check out the online course the CBA developed in conjunction with Bell Let’s Talk and the Mood Disorders Society of Canada? It’s aimed at helping those in the profession better understand mental health and addictions issues. Read on for details.


News from CBA Sections


TOOLKIT HAS INFORMATION FOR SEPARATED PARENTS WHO DON’T KNOW WHERE TO TURN

If you’re a family lawyer often at a loss to help separating and divorcing parents figure out how to get their kids safely to the other side of the marital breakdown, the Family Law Section has developed a toolkit for you – and for them. Read on for details.


THOUGHT-PROVOKING QUESTIONS, LIVELY DISCUSSION AT IP DAY DIVERSITY BREAKFAST

The CBA National Intellectual Property Section’s annual IP Day was another success. For the second year it started with a Diversity Breakfast. This year Nisha Anand hosted a panel discussing diversity topics, which kicked off discussions that lasted all day long. Read on for more.


ESSAY WINNERS

Winners have been chosen for a number of the 2017 CBA Connect Essay Contests. Here is a list of winners and links to the winning papers where available. The James Bocking Memorial Award contest is still open. Read on for details.


UPCOMING IN-PERSON CONFERENCES

Does your Section have a conference coming up? Here’s a list.


CBA ADVANTAGE PREFERRED PRICING & OFFERS


STAGE2DATA

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ERASSURE

Selling Mom's house during incapacity under Power of Attorney comes back to bite executors during estate administration! See Forbes v Millard Estate 2017 BCSC361 for an eyebrow raising look at WESA Wills and Estates Act in BC and SDA Substitute Decisions Act in Ontario.

LENOVO

Have you ever thought about ditching your office’s cubicles? Of course, you have. See how one legal practice did it and future-proofed their business with new Lenovo technology.

Let Lenovo help you tackle the challenges of communication and improve your productivity and workflow.

CBIA

Introducing Lawyers Financial

You know the Canadian Bar Insurance Association (CBIA). Now, we’d like to introduce you to Lawyers Financial.  Lawyers Financial represents our comprehensive suite of insurance and investment products and advisory services exclusively for lawyers, your families and employees. No matter the situation, we can help you to be ready. Call 1-800-267-2242 or visit www.lawyersfinancial.ca


Editor: Kim Covert

Production: Rose Wilson