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
Mark your Calendar: Upcomming Events
Tuesday, June 25, 2013: CBA-NL Annual General Meeting
For more information on these events, or to register, contact the Branch Office at email@example.com.
Branch Positions Available for Election: 2013-2014
The Canadian Bar Association – Newfoundland and Labrador Branch offers a full range of Sections, Committees and Executive Committee positions for members to become active in the CBA.
Before the Annual General Meeting of Council, held in June of each year, the Branch puts out a call for volunteers to fill various roles with the Branch. Branch operations would not be possible without volunteers like you.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Branch at (709) 579-5783, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nomination forms must be received by 5pm on Monday, May 27, 2013.
Women Lawyers Forum Mentoring Program
The Canadian Bar Association – Newfoundland and Labrador Branch Women Lawyers Forum (WLF) is pleased to announce the creation of a Women Lawyers Forum Mentoring Program in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The objective of the Mentoring Program is to facilitate mentoring relationships for women in the legal profession and is a significant way for women lawyers to support other women in continuing and flourishing in the practice of law.
We recognize that many women do not get the opportunity to be mentored during their professional career. Sometimes this is because they live in smaller communities where senior lawyers are not available. At other times there is no one in their workplace available to mentor or they would prefer to be mentored by someone who does not work at the same place as the mentee. Or, there are male mentors available but they would like to be mentored by women who can identify with the challenges that women lawyers face in practicing law. The goal of this program is to encourage and support women lawyers to act as mentors and ensure that all women who want to be mentored will have that opportunity.
We hope that this program will operate throughout the province so that women lawyers everywhere in Newfoundland and Labrador will have the chance to be mentored. As mentoring can easily be done over the phone and does not require face-to–face meetings, we hope that we can match women lawyers from smaller communities with suitable mentors.
Any woman lawyer or articled clerk (having graduated from Law School) in Newfoundland and Labrador who is a CBA and WLF member may participate in the Women Lawyers Forum Mentoring Program. Mentors may be practicing, non-practicing or retired members, but must have a minimum of 5 years of call to the bar.
The parties must enter into a Mentoring Agreement supplied by the CBA if they wish to participate in the program, as well as the program registration form. Please contact the Branch office for more information on the Mentoring program.
NEW: Practice Notes
Consent Applications for a Witness to Appear via Video Link
Canadian Bar Association - Newfoundland & Labrador Branch and 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 email@example.com.
The Branch Pro Bono Committee has been meeting over the last number of months to develop a plan for a pro bono initiative in this province. In consultation with the Judiciary of Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as with CBA Pro Bono Committees across Canada, the CBA is commencing a pilot project for pro bono services which is anticipated to begin early in 2012.
The pilot project will involve pro bono lawyers providing legal advice to self-represented litigants who have already appeared in court and have been referred to the CBA-NL pro bono service 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 will not be expected or required. It is anticipated that the pro bono service associated with each self-represented litigant would be 2-4 hours in length.
If you wish to take part in this initiative, we invite you to complete the Pro Bono registration form and return to the Branch office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 29 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, including Lunch and Learn Sessions.
How to enroll in CBA-NL Sections:
• You must be a CBA member in good standing to become a Section member and to attend meetings and Lunch and Learn Sessions;
• 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/.
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CANADIAN BAR REVIEW
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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
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