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The Young Lawyers - Canadian Bar Association (YL-CBA) is a common interest group of the CBA made up of members who are under the age of 40 or who have been at the Bar for 10 years or less. More

Updates from National Young Lawyers-CBA

Music Infringement: Would the "Blurred Lines" Case Be Different in Canada?

November 25th, 2015
12:00 pm- 1:30 pm


7.4 million dollars. That’s about how much a U.S. jury recently awarded Marvin Gaye's estate after finding that singers Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams ‘copied’ his music to create the song "Blurred Lines", one of the biggest hits of 2013.

Artists are terrified that this case sets a dangerous precedent and will have a chilling effect on musicians who attempt to emulate or pay homage to the sound of other artists.

Sign up for an in-depth look at why the jury reached this decision and whether, based on the Copyright Act and the previous copyright cases in Canada, the "Blurred Lines" case might have turned out differently in Canada.

Register today!


Deborah Templer of Toronto wins CBA Young Lawyers 2015 Pro Bono Award

Deborah TemplarThe Canadian Bar Association (CBA) has named Deborah Templer, a partner at Gowlings in Toronto, the winner of the 2015 Young Lawyers Pro Bono Award.

The Selection Committee agreed that Deborah Templer embodies the spirit of the award, showing commitment, innovation and resolve in providing access to justice to some of the most needy people in our society.

Read more about Deborah's award-winning pro bono work.


CBA Young Lawyers International Program 2015-17

If you are aware of young lawyers who may be interested in applying for an international internship, please forward them the following link: http://www.cba.org/CBA/IDP/yiip/.


Partnership Toolkit

Thinking about getting your career on the partnership track? Check out YL-CBA’s Partnership Toolkit for a collection of tips and strategies that will help you reach your career goals.


Work-Life Balance Resource Centre

Keeping a fine balance between responsibilities at work and home is always a challenge, especially for young lawyers, who are furthering their careers at the same time as they’re starting families. Visit the Work-Life Balance Resource Centre on CBA Practicelink to browse a wealth of literature that will help young lawyers in their quest to manage their many professional and personal commitments.

Chair, YL-CBA

Erika Carrasco
2015-2016 Chair



September 26-27, 2015
YL-CBA Directorate


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