Save the Date - Upcomming Branch Events
Wills and Estates Section Professional Development Luncheon
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
CBA-NL Branch Office (49-55 Elizabeth Avenue)
Topic: E-filing in Wills and Estates: How to Avoid Procedural Pitfalls
Speaker: Janice Baker, Assistant Registrar, Estates
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Sheraton Hotel, Court Garden, St. John's
Young Lawyers and Law School Students Holiday Social
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Bianca's Bar, St. John's
February 27-28, 2014 - NEW: Date change!
October 2013: Over $8.8 Million to be refunded to CBIA customers!
May 3, 2013: CBA- Newfoundland and Labrador Branch 2013 Award Recipients
April 13, 2013: CBA- Newfoundland and Labrador Branch addresses the provincial government’s review of cuts to justice in the 2013 provincial budget
April 3, 2013: CBA- Newfoundland and Labrador Branch opposes cuts to justice in the 2013 provincial budget
2014 CBA Legal Conference, St. John's, NL
The CBA is pleased on announce that the 2014 Canadian Legal Conference and Expo (“CLC”) will take place in St. John’s, August 14-17, 2014. The CBA Canadian Legal Conference and Expo is the premiere annual event for legal professionals in Canada. The conference features outstanding professional development sessions, prominent keynote speakers and numerous networking opportunities.
You will not want to miss it! Visit the CBA CLC website for more details as they become available.
Call for Volunteers
The Branch is currently seeking volunteers to sit on the following CBA-NL Branch committees for the 2013-14 year:Pro Bono Committee
Law Day Committee
Professional Development Committee
Squid pro quo Magazine Committee
Volunteers are also being sought for the following Section and Committee Chair positions:
Law Day Committee ChairElder Law Branch Section Chair
Business Law Branch Section Chair
General Practice, Solo, Small Firm Branch Section Chair
If you are interested in volunteering, or for more information on the work of the committee and chair positions and time commitment involved, please email the Branch office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers are currently being sought for the CBA-NL Pro Bono Pilot Project. Conducted with the Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal, the Pilot Project matches pro bono lawyers with self-represented litigants who have already appeared in court and have been referred to the CBA-NL Pro Bono Pilot Project for legal advice by the presiding justice. As such, the justice would adjourn the matter for a short period so that the self-represented litigant could obtain pro bono legal advice on a specific issue before returning to court. A court appearance by the pro bono lawyer is not expected or required. It is anticipated that the pro bono service associated with each self-represented litigant would be 2-4 hours in length. Further details on the program are contained in the attached.
If you wish to take part in this initiative, we invite you to complete the Pro Bono Pilot Project registration form and return to the Branch office via email at email@example.com or fax (709) 726-4166.
For resources and tools on how to incorporate pro bono work into your practice, including how to develop a pro bono policy for your law firm, please visit the CBA Practice Link website at http://www.cba.org/cba/PracticeLink.
Specialty Court Application Process
Consent Applications for a Witness to Appear via Video Link
Provincial Airlines Limited Exclusive Provincial Preferred Supplier Partnership
Enjoy an exclusive discount every time you travel with Provincial Airlines Limited.
The Canadian Bar Association – Newfoundland & Labrador Branch is pleased to partner with Provincial Airlines Limited (PAL) as the official Exclusive Provincial Preferred Supplier for air travel within Newfoundland and Labrador. The CBA-Newfoundland and Labrador Branch is confident that this new membership benefit will be of value to you and your practice.
As part of the new partnership, Provincial Airlines Limited will be offering CBA-Newfoundland and Labrador Branch members preferential discount rates. The Branch has developed this Exclusive Provincial Preferred Supplier agreement with tailored savings to enhance members’ professional and personal bottom lines.
To find out how to obtain CBA-NL Branch member discounts with Provincial Airlines, please contact the CBA Branch office at (709) 579-5783 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to keep our records up to date and to ensure that you receive notices and correspondence tailored to your practice and/or interest areas, please take a moment to complete the Section Registration Form.
Newfoundland and Labrador Sections represent 30 groups of CBA-NL Branch members, organized according to specific areas of law. Sections are the CBA's greatest resource for:
• Expertise in specific areas of law and matters relating to the objectives of the Association;
• CBA initiatives addressing matters of concern to the legal profession;
• Professional Development services.
How to enroll in CBA-NL Sections:
• You must be a CBA member in good standing to become a Section member and to attend Section meetings and Professional Development Luncheons. Registration in a CBA-NL Branch Section automatically provides free membership in the National Section counterpart;
• There is no limit to the number of Sections you choose and section registration is free.
To learn more about the work and resources of the National CBA Sections please visit the CBA website at http://www.cba.org/CBA/Sections/nsc/.
Around the CBA
CANADIAN BAR REVIEW
Access the current issue of The Canadian Bar Review
Vol. 90, No. 1 (March 2012).
CBA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Skilled Lawyer Series I & II: Fulfill your PD requirements while sharpening essential corporate and litigation skills.
Visit the PD site.
2013 MID-WINTER MEETING OF COUNCIL
Feb, 14-17, 2012
Read the latest issue of National, the official periodical of the CBA.
Visit CBA PracticeLink for practice-related articles and tips.
Browse the current issue of CBA E-News.
Articles, fact sheets, a self-assessment, and podcast conversations with managing partners, coaches, new partners, associates, and lawyers who have chosen a different career path, are among the many tools to help lawyers plan their future.
NATIONAL SECTIONS AND CONFERENCES
Access the National Sections and Conferences home pages.
Find links to CBA publications.