Law For the Future Fund grants focus on assistance for vulnerable populations

  • September 13, 2019

The Law for the Future Fund (LFFF) grants awarded this year will to go to support and protect some of the most vulnerable persons in Canada. The eight recipients of grants will assist these less fortunate individuals – a range that includes new migrants to Canada, incarcerated persons and individuals with low literacy skills — through research, education, technology, and tools.

Make legal aid matter in federal election campaign

  • September 11, 2019

OTTAWA – With today’s official start of the October federal election campaign, politicians of all stripes are on the campaign trail touting the message that a vote for their parties will improve the lives of Canadians. The Canadian Bar Association believes that this is an excellent opportunity for the parties to show how they would take leadership on the issue of legal aid.

Vivene Salmon Is The Canadian Bar Association First Black President

  • September 09, 2019

Vivene Salmon has made legal history as the first Black person, racialized lawyer and female in-house counsel to head the Canadian Bar Association (CBA). The 123-year-old Association who made the announcement via a press release on its website said Salmon began her year-long tenure on Sept. 1, 2019.