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CBA survey to determine impact of COVID-19 pandemic for young lawyers and students

  • July 03, 2020

The ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the legal profession appear to have landed disproportionately on law students and young lawyers. Anecdotally, first jobs, articling positions and summer jobs have evaporated. Those who have secured positions are working remotely – losing some of the invaluable informal learning that typically comes with working in a law office.

COVID-19 Message from the CBA President

  • July 03, 2020

When you pivot, you stop in your tracks, and turn without lifting your foot as your momentum takes you in a new direction relatively seamlessly. It’s a skill we usually associate with athletes, particularly basketball players, the best of whom keep their eyes on not just the ball, but the flow of the game – and change their own direction accordingly.

Renew today, prepare for tomorrow—and save

  • July 03, 2020

As a lawyer, you understand how important it is to innovate, stay on top of changes to the practice of law, and navigate challenges to prepare for the future. This year, the CBA has been at the forefront of our profession with advocacy, professional development, tools and information to guide your practice through unprecedented times.

Working from home is no tax holiday

  • June 10, 2020

Legal professionals expecting to enjoy a tax rebate from working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic should not start budgeting for a windfall on their 2020 return.

Digital Literacy Series demystifies technology in the legal profession

  • June 10, 2020

If it wasn’t already evident before the events of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is now clear that technology is reshaping the legal profession in Canada. From innovative legal technologies to the increasing likelihood of virtual courtrooms and hearings, technology is becoming the lifeline of a functional legal system.

Gaylene Schellenberg retires from the CBA

  • June 10, 2020

A 27-year career of serving the legal community at the CBA will draw to a close at the end of June. Gaylene Schellenberg retires with a well-earned record for leading work on gender equality and guiding the CBA’s efforts on access to justice.

Message from the CBA President

  • June 10, 2020

COVID-19 has highlighted many cracks in the justice system from the use of technology to access to justice issues. The need to open up courtrooms via technology is a major issue that has emerged in the COVID-19 era.