Upcoming conferences

  • February 08, 2017

CBA Section Bubbles

CBA Constitutional and Human Rights Law Conference

Join the CBA National Constitutional and Human Rights Law Section on April 21 as we mark 150 years of constitutional history and examine where constitutional litigation has been, where it is now, and where it might be going in the future. The conference will feature a wide array of experts, including keynote speaker Justice Suzanne Côté of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Making Constitutional History: Constitutional Rights Litigation

Topics will include:

  • Best practices for constitutional rights litigation
  • Litigating social change through the Charter
  • Collective rights – Aboriginal, linguistic and educational rights under Canada’s constitution
  • Beyond 2017: The future of constitutional rights in Canada

Access the conference agenda to learn more and register now. We look forward to seeing you in Ottawa this April.

IP Day 2017 – A great networking event for young lawyers

Junior members of the IP bar won’t want to miss IP Day 2017, the premier networking, educational and social event for IP litigators across Canada, presented by the CBA National Intellectual Property Section on May 11 in Ottawa.

Networking breakfast: Diversity in the IP Bar
(8:00-9:30 am)

Connect with your colleagues. Join us for breakfast and share stories with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.

Federal Courts Town Hall
(10:00-12:00 pm)

Discuss practice issues. Don’t miss this unparalleled opportunity for members of the bench and bar to engage in an open exchange of ideas.

The 2017 IP Debates
(12:15-4:45 pm)

Debate controversial topics. Join a lively and engaging discussion of substantive issues debated by senior members of the IP bar.

CBA Junior Bar Cocktail Reception and Judges’ Dinner
(6:30 pm & 7:15 pm)

Celebrate! The evening starts with a private reception for junior members of the IP bar, judges of the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Federal Court, and members of the CBA IP Executive. The Judges’ Dinner pays tribute to retiring members of the Federal Courts and the IP bar who have made significant contributions to IP law in Canada. This year’s dinner will be at the Canadian War Museum.

Register nowSpecial rates for young lawyers.


From April 2- 4, 2017, join some 300 of your colleagues in Toronto for the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association’s “Agents of Change” National Conference – the largest annual gathering of in-house counsel in Canada.

Take advantage of early bird registration rates before March 4, as well as more ways to save.

In addition to several networking opportunities for in-house counsel, “Agents of Change” will feature valuable workshops, including:

“Agents of Change” reflects in-house counsel today – a profession on the cusp of an exciting reinvention. We want to make sure you have the skills and success strategies necessary to excel.

Become a changemaker. Register today!


Is your CBA National Section or Forum holding an in-person conference this spring? Here’s a list of what’s coming.

CBA-FLSC Annual Ethics Forum
March 3, 2017 (Toronto, ON)

CCCA National Conference
April 2-4, 2017 (Toronto, ON)

CBA Criminal Justice Conference
April 8, 2017 (Vancouver, ON)

CBA Constitutional and Human Rights Conference
April 21, 2017 (Ottawa, ON)

CBA Environment, Energy & Resources Law Summit
April 27-28, 2017 (Montreal, QC)

CBA Health Law Summit
May 4-5, 2017 (Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON)

May 11, 2017 (Ottawa, ON)

CBA Charity Law Symposium
May 12, 2017 (Toronto, ON)

CBA Competition Law Spring Forum
May 25, 2017 (Toronto, ON)

CBA Military Law Conference
May 25, 2017 (Ottawa, ON)

CBA Aboriginal Law Conference
June 1-2, 2017 (Winnipeg, MB)

CBA Tax Law for Lawyers Conference
June 4-9, 2017 (Niagara-on-the-Lake)

CBA Immigration Law Conference
June 8-10, 2017 (Toronto, ON