2019

Today
Today

Can we count you in?

  • May 24, 2019

The Section has some wonderful PD programs coming up and great opportunities to get involved.

CBA Statement on Supreme Court of Canada appointments process

  • May 16, 2019

OTTAWA – The Canadian Bar Association welcomes the federal government’s announcement of the members of the Advisory Board for Quebec that will be charged with selecting candidates to fill the seat on the Supreme Court of Canada bench left vacant by the resignation of Justice Clément Gascon.

CBA statement on Supreme Court hearings in Winnipeg

  • May 14, 2019

The Canadian Bar Association welcomes the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to go hold occasional hearings outside Ottawa. The court announced on Monday that it would be hearing two cases, a criminal law appeal from Manitoba and a language rights appeal from British Columbia, this fall in Winnipeg.

Spotlight on Viscount Bennett Fellowship

  • May 13, 2019

Karine McLaren, a law professor from the Université de Moncton, and Scott Franks, an associate with Olthui Kleer Townshend LLP in Toronto, are the joint recipients of this year’s Viscount Bennett Award.

Privilege at the border toolkit

  • May 13, 2019

Most of us are conscious of the image we present when we travel, making sure our faces and our clothes are clean and tidy. If you’re a lawyer crossing the border with an electronic device that might have privileged client information on it, don’t forget to give that a scrub as well.

Animating the idea of judicial independence

  • May 13, 2019

Protecting and supporting judicial independence is one of the CBA’s most important mandates. We see the independence of the judicial branch as fundamental to our entire system of law and law-making.