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CBA speaks out in favour of judicial independence

  • April 29, 2016

Canadian Bar Association President Janet Fuhrer and Hugh Wright, vice-chair of the CBA’s Judicial Compensation and Benefits Committee, appeared before the fifth quadrennial Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission.

Entity regulation: Governing the forest as well as the trees

  • April 14, 2016

Regulating legal entities as well as the individuals who practise in them reflects the reality of modern practice that many regulatory requirements are fulfilled by the law firm not the individual lawyer. And moving to outcomes‐focused regulation will shift the regulatory focus from reacting to complaints to proactively encouraging ethical best practices.

Entity Regulation

  • March 15, 2016

Many of the provincial law societies are currently deliberating on whether (and if so, how) to implement some form of entity regulation in their jurisdictions.

Ethics guidelines updated

  • September 15, 2015

The CBA Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee has released updates to its guidelines for meeting ethical obligations while using technology. Legal Ethics in a Digital World provides a guide for managing the risks inherent in using technology in your practice.