Upcoming Meetings and Events
CBA-NL Presidents Reception
Date: Thursday, December 11, 2014
Location: Sheraton Hotel Court Garden, 115 Cavendish Square, St. John’s
Young Lawyers and Law School Students Holiday Social
Date: Monday, December 22, 2014
Location: Bianca’s Bar, 171 Water Street, St. John’s
2014 CBA Legal Conference, St. John's, NL
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2014 CBA Legal Conference, "Converging Futures," August 14-17, 2014 in St. John's! News, photos and video's from the conference can be found on the CBA website
. We hope to see you at the 2015 CBA Legal Conference in Calgary, Alberta, August 14-16, 2015!
Presentation on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters
Now available online!
On Monday, April 28, 2014 CBA-NL in partnership with the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador, Law Society, Public Legal Information Association and the Harris Centre hosted a presentation with the Honourable Justice Thomas Cromwell, Supreme Court of Canada and Chair of the Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters. During the presentation Justice Cromwell discussed issues surrounding Access to Justice in Civil and Family matters, including the work of the Action Committee to date, and how we can bring about improved access to justice in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The full presentation is now available online. The report of the Action Committee is also available online, along with the CBA Access to Justice Report, Reaching Equal Justice.
NEW: CBA Tools and Resources
CBA Legal Health Checks
An important part of improving access to justice is to ensure people have the information and tools they need to avoid legal problems in the first place, or to prevent those problems from becoming bigger than they might have been. As part of the CBA’s Reaching Equal Justice initiative, CBA is offering 6 Legal Health Checks for the public:
5 steps to legal wellness
– speaks to the reasons why smaller legal problems can snowball into much larger and more complex problems, particularly for already vulnerable people
On your own - youth
– provides quick information on topics especially of interest to youth, with ways to find out more
– builds awareness about the times when getting legal advice at an early stage can save money and aggravation later
– encourages separating couples to reduce costs and stress by taking a reasoned approach
Breaking up: parenting
– encourages separating couples to consider the impact of their next steps on their children, and
Before you buy
– alerts home buyers to questions they should be able to answer before they sign.
The goal of the Checks is to encourage people to recognize legal problems early, and to take action when they do identify them. For lawyers, these materials are a way to start conversations with people about the law, how to get legal help and how to work effectively with a lawyer.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
New Resource for Family Lawyers!
Tax Matters Toolkit: The CBA Family Law Section has collaborated with Justice Canada, the Canada Revenue Agency and Finance Canada to develop the Tax Matters Toolkit. The Toolkit will help family law lawyers and their clients understand how tax rules might affect their future finances on separation or divorce. It explains the various credits, benefits and deductions, and will help you navigate and apply the often complex tax laws to the particular circumstances of your clients.
For more information, please visit: http://www.cba.org/CBA/sections_family/main/
November 6, 2014: CBA- Newfoundland and Labrador Branch welcomes the planning of a new court complex in St. John’s
October 10, 2014: CBA- Newfoundland and Labrador Branch welcomes the renaming of the Department of Public Safety
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
NEW: September 16, 2014: Requests for the Use of Specialized Equipment to be used in the Courtroom
Video Link to Her Majesty’s Penitentiary
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 email@example.com.
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/.
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CANADIAN BAR REVIEW
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CBA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Fulfill your PD requirements while sharpening essential skills.
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CBA MID-WINTER MEETING OF COUNCIL
Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Feb. 21-23, 2014
CBA'S NATIONAL MAGAZINE
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CBA LEGAL FUTURES INITIATIVE
The Future of Legal Services in Canada: Trends and Issues. Visit the Futures website.
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