COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
Nominations for the 2013 Community Service Award are now being accepted. The nomination deadline is May 15, 2013 and the Award will be presented June 20, 2013 at the Law Society Annual Meeting in Regina. For more informaton and to view the nomination form, visit the above link.
CBA Saskatchewan's Annual Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 20, 2013, 4:00 pm. at the Hotel Sasktchewan in Regina. The Chief Judges of the Saskatchewan Courts have been invited to report on matters of interest to the legal profession immediately following the meeting.
LAW DAY 2013
CBA Saskatchewan and members of the 2013 Law Day Committee would like to extend a sincere thank you to all sponsors, volunteers and supporters of this year's Law Day events. The Law Day "Run for the Law" Fun Run raised over $2,500 for CLASSIC and PBLS, despite the chilly temperatures! Team 2 from Yorkton Regional High School won the McKercher Cup after an "All-Yorkton" final facing off against their school counterparts, Team 1. Dr. Samantha Nutt's powerful address on "Why the World Needs More Lawyers" was well attended by CBA members and the public at both luncheons in Saskatoon and Regina. Special thanks to this year's sponsors: The Law Foundation of Saskatchewan, MaPherson Leslie Tyerman LLP, McKercher LLP, Miller Thomson LLP, Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice, The W Law Group, WMCZ Lawyers and Thomson Jaspar & Associates. Pictures from the events can be found by clicking on the above link.
STRATEGIC PLAN 2013-2015
At it annual meeting last August in Vancouver, CBA Council adopted an Association wide Strategic Plan in which all Branches, CCCA and National Office share common priorities and strategies, but each developes its own initiatives. The commonality amoung all is that each local initiative is geared to forwarding the Strategic Plan, ensuring all entities are working toward the same goals. The CBA Saskatchewann 2013-2015 Strategic Plan, approved by Council on April 25, 2013, focuses strictly on initiatives of the Branch. Progress of the Branch initiatives will be reviewed on a quarterly basis and reported to the National Board of Directors. The quarterly reports from throughout the Association will be consolidated annually into one master report showing the overall progress of the Canadian Bar Association. View the plan by clicking on the above link.
CANADIAN LEGAL CONFERENCE
We are excited to announce that the 2013 CLC is taking place in Saskatoon, August 18-20th. Details on the conference will be distributed in the coming months, but in the meantime, please consider volunteering to host an "At-Home Dinner". These dinners are a wonderful tradition for the CBA, giving members an opportunity to enjoy an evening of socialization and networking. Dinner will be on Saturday, August 17th. Please download our At-Home Dinner Registration Form for more details and to participate.
The Editorial Board is inviting submissions for the 2013 Summer issue (deadline June 1st). CBA members are invited to submit their pictures for future BarNotes front cover collages. The only criteria is they must be taken in Saskatchewan by you. Have you been on an exiciting trip recently? We'd like to hear about it! The Editorial Board is also accepting submissions for its regular column, "Postcard from a Lawyer". All pictures and postcard submissions should be sent to Brenda Hesje (email@example.com).
MEDIA CONTACT LIST
CBA Saskatchewan is currently seeking individuals from active sections who are intereted in serving as key media contacts for the Branch. Individuals who put their name forward will be added to our media contact list. Prior to serving as a Media Contact, individuals will be required to participate in a day long media session. Location and dates to be determined. Interested parties should contact Brenda Hesje (firstname.lastname@example.org).
WHY I WENT TO LAW SCHOOL
CBA Saskatchewan is in the process of developing an internal public relations campaign and is looking to its members for support. It is a simple, yet powerful question - Why did you go to law school? Stay turned for an introduction to the PR campaign in the coming months!
The following Elected Members of Council positions are available: two (2) from the Northeast Electoral District; two (2) from the Northwest Eelectoral District; two (2) from the Regina Electoral District; three (3) from the Saskatoon Electoral District; two (2) from the Southeast Electoral District; and two (2) from the Southwest Electoral District. All terms are two years and begin September 1, 2013. Please contact Brenda Hesje (email@example.com) if you are interested or have any questions.
COUNT YOURSELF IN
CBA is collecting demographic data to help us understand our membership. This confidential inforamtion is quick and easy to provide and will help CBA identify any barriers that people from equality-seeking groups may experience in our organizayion. Have you self-identified? Please visit the above link to update your membership profile.
Most sections are winding down and wrapping up as the summer months approach; however, there are still some sections meeting. Recent updated meeting information can be viewed by clicking on the above link.
CONNECT WITH US ONLINE!
CBA SK is happy to announce that we have entered the digital era! Join us on FACEBOOK and TWITTER to stay up to date on all Branch activities, events, PD opportunities and more! We hope these channels provide you with timely updates regarding member information and look forward to seeing you online.
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CANADIAN BAR REVIEW
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2013 MID-WINTER MEETING OF COUNCIL
Feb, 14-17, 2012
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