Call for Nominations
The National Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Conference is seeking nominations for the position of Secretary-Treasurer and up to 5 Executive Members for the term September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014.
For further details, please see the full Call for Nominations.
Call for Nominations
The Sexual Orientation Gender Identity Conference (SOGIC) is seeking nominations for the 2013 Hero and Ally Awards.
The SOGIC awards are designed to recognize excellence within the Canadian legal profession in advancing the cause of equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and two-spirited (LGBT) people.
Nominations for the 2013 Ally Awards has been extended to May 24th, 2013. Nominations should include a covering letter, the curriculum vitae of the nominee and consent from the nominee in written form.
Full award details and past recipients can be found on the SOGIC award page.
Awards will be presented at the Touchstone Reception as part of the CBA Annual meeting Saskatoon, August 18-20, 2013.
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National Sections: Children’s Law Committee
National Sections recently established a Children’s Law Committee to coordinate activities, provide advice, and respond to law, policy, and legal research developments on matters affecting Canadian children. More information is available on the new Children’s Law Committee webpage.
Join the Children’s Law Committee listserv!
Interested CBA members are strongly encouraged to join the Children’s Law Committee listserv. This is an ideal way to stay informed of Committee activities and get directly involved. The listserv also provides a forum to network and exchange ideas with leading practitioners who share your interests.
Membership is free to CBA members.
Join the listserv (CBA membership number required)
CBA’s 2011 Resolution to urge governments to act to end transphobic and homophobic bullying in schools and workplaces carried unanimously at the CLC in Halifax.
CBA’s executive officers made specific mention of this resolution in their meeting with Justice Minister Nicholson at the CLC. The Resolution also figured prominently in CBA’s letter to the Minister concerning justice priorities.
View the full text of this resolution
More CBA Submissions
- Missed a conference? See the SOGIC PD archive or purchase course materials through the CBA Store.
- SOGIC Executive meeting, Spring 2013 (New Brunswick,TBC)
Triangle (April 2013)
The Conference is currently looking for articles for its next newsletter. If you would like to contribute to the next edition, please contact CBA Newsletters.
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SOGIC was established as a new Conference of the Canadian Bar Association at the 1997 Mid-Winter Meeting. Its purposes are to:
- address the needs and concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and two-spirited members within the Association
- provide a forum for the exchange of information, ideas and action on legal issues relating to sexual orientation and gender identity
- encourage lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and two-spirited lawyers to actively participate in the work of the Association
- develop and provide continuing legal education and other professional development programs on legal issues relating to sexual orientation and gender identity
- develop member services relevant to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and two-spirited members of the Association
SOGIC is a founding member of the International Lesbian and Gay Law Association and has established contacts with lesbian and gay law groups in the United States, the United Kingdom and Israel, among others. SOGIC members frequently attend the National Lesbian and Gay Law Association's "Lavender Law" conferences. The NLGLA is affiliated with the American Bar Association.
For more information on SOGIC, contact Corinna Robitaille at the CBA National Office (email@example.com).
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