CBA News - Current Edition

Kilimanjaro

SPOTLIGHT ON EAST AFRICA, VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The project has the green light, the funding is in place, now the CBA just needs to put some people in its resource bank for a program in East Africa focusing on increasing sustainable growth in the region, particularly for women and communities affected by extractive industries.

Can we sign you up?


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.


Scales of justice

LEGAL AID IN CANADA: SAME CONCLUSIONS, DIFFERENT REPORT

How many reports does it take to change a government’s mind about proper legal aid funding? Good question. The CBA has produced a few, as have other agencies. And now an in-house report, prepared by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights is striking a familiar chord.


Nik Nanos

SURVEYING THE FIELD: A CHAT WITH NIK NANOS

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.


Dana Schindelka

CBA WELLNESS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Dana Schindelka, a litigator and dispute resolution specialist for DLA Piper in Alberta, is this year’s winner of the CBA Wellness Award of Excellence in recognition of his years of activity and successes in the legal wellness field.


International Initiatives

WHAT’S NEW WITH CBA INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVES?

CBA International Initiatives is providing guidance and support to partners in Vietnam as they create courses on policy development and legislative drafting. They’ve introduced a skills-based method to curriculum development that is a new approach in the country.


AGM

CBA 2018 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

FEBRUARY 15, 1:00-3:30 p.m. (EST) – OTTAWA, ON 
cba.org/AGM

Be heard at the CBA AGM.

Registration opens December 15!



PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


Skilled Lawyer Series

THE SKILLED LAWYER SERIES IS BACK

Are financial statements a whole new language to you? How are you at drafting effective business documents? If you answered “a little” and “umm…” respectively, the 2018 Skilled Lawyer Series is for you.


PD

WHAT’S COMING UP IN PD

Our Professional Development people have lined up a host of spring conferences, and a brand new slate of substantive law webinars covering topics such as litigating social change through the Charter, civil forfeiture and mental health for the winter law series.


CBA ADVANTAGE


CBIA

CBIA

NEW! Lawyers Financial Investment Program

CBIA/Lawyers Financial has launched a new investment program with lower costs, more investment options, new fund categories, full fee transparency and advanced technology. The program includes a discount exclusive to CBA members – you can save up to 0.60% off the already low investment management fees. Visit us to learn more.


Supreme Basics

AVIS

Whether you’re meeting with clients or rewarding yourself with a getaway, you’ll enjoy special member rates and benefits when you rent with AVIS®.

Plus, bundle your savings with a free weekend day. (Terms apply)

Skip the lines and the paperwork when you join AVIS Preferred®.  In addition, Aeroplan® Members can earn Aeroplan Miles at participating AVIS locations, worldwide.

Details and reservations


Stage2Data

STAGE2DATA

CES Energy, one of Canada’s major oil and gas providers recently experienced a ransomware attack. The virus got access to one of the accounting department’s file servers and started to encrypt and infect files. Luckily, they could rely on Stage2Data to recover all their data with minimal downtime by lunchtime the same day. Read more about how they did it.


Purolator

ERASSURE

Estate Administration can be a difficult and unappreciated task, or worse, it ends up in litigation.  Add the executor insurance precedent to every will you help to prepare. 


Editor: Kim Covert

Production: Rose Wilson