CBA task force to examine justice system in wake of pandemic crisis

  • April 28, 2020

OTTAWA – The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted limitations in the ability of legal and justice systems to deliver their services when circumstances force them to slow down or close.  Many proceedings before courts and administrative tribunals have been suspended, for example, adding to already significant backlogs.

Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Times of Crisis

  • April 17, 2020

Today is Law Day – marking the 38th anniversary of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the repatriation of the Canadian Constitution. It is an occasion for the public to learn about the law, the legal profession and the legal institutions that form the cornerstones of Canadian democracy.

YLIP interns have returned to Canada safely

  • April 09, 2020

In response to the health and travel concerns related to COVID-19, the CBA International Initiatives team mobilized quickly. As of March 20, 2020, all 30 Young Lawyers International Program interns placed overseas, and needing to return to Canada, have been repatriated.

YLIP internship leads to a full experience of life in Yangon, Myanmar

  • April 09, 2020

I first heard of the Young Lawyers International Program through a friend back in 2015, when she excitedly told me about a program through the Canadian Bar Association. It matched young lawyers with overseas organizations to gain effective skills in the areas of law reform, human rights and access to justice. Ever since that initial interaction, I knew YLIP was something I wanted to be part of. I just didn't know when.