CBA News

SPOTLIGHT ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Social Media

So you want to set up a social media site for your Section or Forum. It’s a good idea, but there are a lot of questions that you need to ask – and answers that you need to find – before you go ahead. Read on to discover a few things you’ll need to consider.

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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.


LAST CHANCE TO SUBMIT YOUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPLICATION

BOD Elections

The CBA is looking for people interested in serving on the slimmer, more flexible, skills-based board of directors called for in the new governance model adopted last summer. The deadline for applications is Feb. 17.

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NOT JUST A BYSTANDER PODCAST

Not just a Bystander Podcast

On International Women’s Day, March 8, the CBA will launch a podcast on sexual harassment in the workplace. The podcast, titled Not Just a Bystander, is presented by a number of CBA Sections and Forums, and led by the CBA National Women Lawyers Forum.

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GOT THE WINTER BLUES? FIVE TIPS TO MAINTAINING GOOD MENTAL HEALTH

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It’s cold, if you’re not working it’s dark out and it won’t stop snowing. You’re beset by ennui but too lethargic to do anything about it. Sound familiar? We have some tips for overcoming the winter blues (including – and you may not like this one, depending on where you live) going outside.

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CBA INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVES UPDATE: SAJCEA PROJECT COMES TO A SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION

CBA International Initiatives

CBA International Initiatives’ four-year project in East Africa has come to an end. Read on for a report of the kind of work carried out under the project, and what our volunteers were able to achieve in the total of 1,555 volunteer days they contributed.

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CBA CONNECT: NETWORK YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS

CBA Connect

When you connect with CBA members, you open doors to career advancement opportunities, enhance your expertise through access to mentors, advocate in your field and so much more. Don’t know where to start? The CBA hosts networking events, conferences and workshops developed specifically for young lawyers and law students. Start building your network today — find out more on the Networking page on Connect-Net.


PRIVACY AND ILLEGAL STRIP-SEARCHES IN THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE CANADIAN BAR REVIEW ONLINE

The Canadian Bar Review

Looking for something new to read? A new issue of The Canadian Bar Review is now online. Check out articles on what’s at stake in the upcoming Equustek v. Google decision, and where we are on strip-searching, and much more.

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MEET THE NEW ACTING DIRECTOR OF CBA INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVES

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Get to know a bit about Jennifer Johnson, who comes to CBA International Initiatives after a long and varied career in international development.

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CBA National SECTION & Forum NEWS


CALLS FOR NOMINATIONS

It’s awards season here as in Hollywood. Check out our list of awards with approaching deadlines to see if you know anyone who should be nominated.

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UPCOMING CONFERENCES

The CBA Constitutional and Human Rights Law ConferenceIP Day 2017 and the CCCA Agents of Change Conference are just three of the National Sections and Forums conferences coming up this spring.

Read on for a list of what else you can expect →


SWORD AND SCALE OPEN ESSAY COMPETITION

The Sword and Scale Open Essay Competition, currently in its inaugural year, was established by the CBA National Military Law Section to promote and reward interest in military law topics by Canadian law school graduates, articling students, lawyers and academics. The winner will receive a cash prize of $250 and more! Visit the Section webpage for more information on criteria and eligibility. Submissions must be received by March 20, 2017.


LAW STUDENTS: ENTER A CBA CONNECT ESSAY CONTEST TODAY!

Feeling an itch to write for something more than a good grade? Several CBA National Sections are running essay contests offering a range of prizes.

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Editor: Kim Covert

Production: Rose Wilson