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.

Bill to Establish National Commissioner for Children and Youth

  • June 17, 2020

The Canadian Bar Association welcomes the initiative taken by Senator Rosemary Moodie to table a private member’s bill to establish a National Commissioner for Children and Youth. The CBA appreciates that she has taken the first step toward fulfilling Canada’s international obligations, and its responsibility to the children and youth of this country.

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.