Statement from the CBA President on judicial appointments

  • November 06, 2020

The decision about who gets to be a judge in Canada is made, in the end, by politicians. And political decisions, even when they don’t reach the level of blatant and deliberate stacking for ideology, risk having some sort of partisan taint.

Statement from the CBA President on fisheries dispute in Nova Scotia

  • November 04, 2020

Canada prides itself on being a nation based on the rule of law. The Constitution Act 1982 recognizes and affirms existing treaty rights. In the 1999 Marshall ruling the Supreme Court of Canada held that 1760-61 treaties signed with the Mi’kmaq gave those peoples the right to make a moderate livelihood through hunting and fishing.

Professional Development

  • November 03, 2020

See what’s coming from CBA Professional Development. And remember – member pricing has been reduced to $55 and $75 for most upcoming webinars. Plus, Student and Young Lawyer Members benefit from even bigger discounts!

2020 Law for the Future Fund grants

  • November 03, 2020

COVID-19, along with gender and race issues dominate the initiatives being funded through the Law for the Future Fund’s 2020 grants.

After the pandemic: Modernizing our privacy laws

  • November 03, 2020

Tune in to our next After the Pandemic series, where we discuss emerging issues in law in a world transformed. In less than a year, Covid-19 has stirred conversations about the need to update our laws to the realities of the 21st century.  Over the next few months, we will be looking at different areas of law and asking our guests what changes they would like to see in their area of practice to make the law fit for purpose.

Conflicts of Interest Toolkit updated

  • November 03, 2020

All lawyers should be alert to the potential for conflicts of interest when taking on a new client or a new matter for an existing client as a matter of due diligence. Some conflicts are easier to spot than others, however, and identifying them takes a strategic approach.

New CBA resource for access to justice

  • November 03, 2020

It’s long been acknowledged that Canada is at a crisis point when it comes to access to justice. And while no lawyer would argue for a less accessible justice system, it’s hard to know where to begin to argue for change.