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.

Supporting your practice during COVID-19

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we’ve kept you informed with legal and justice system updates. We’ve successfully positioned lawyers, organizations and firms to adapt to virtual courtrooms, manage risk and stress, and plan for recovery.

“The CBA branches acted quickly during the pandemic to gather and relay essential information to the profession,” says Manitoba member, Jennifer Sokal. “The members of Sections worked together to synthesize information to ensure consistent understanding of our quickly-changing obligations during this time.”

Giving you the power of Canada’s largest association

As part of the largest national association for legal professionals, you benefit from connections that are more important than ever. The CBA’s strength, size and scope have allowed us to respond quickly and with impact to our changing world.

“In times of turmoil and change, we need best practices and shared wisdom, but we also need connection, community and common purpose,” explains Alberta’s Patricia Hebert, Q.C. “We have greater strength together.”

“The CBA, for me as a rural practitioner, has meant connectivity within the profession,” says Nova Scotia lawyer, Gail Rudderham Chernin, Q.C. “One cannot underestimate the value of being able to contact a colleague for feedback. During these crazy days of COVID-19, we have had to collaborate on many new methods to move our cases forward. These connections have never been more needed and useful.”  

Preparing your practice for the future

Ever mindful of the shifting legal landscape and the technologies that support legal practice, the CBA has also introduced initiatives to educate and inform lawyers. Our popular National Magazine Podcast Series features timely discussions about current issues and challenges facing the legal profession. The new CBA Digital Literacy Series helps members keep up with the latest tech trends and prepare for the future.


Providing major savings and member-only benefits

When you renew your CBA membership, you’ll benefit from major savings on professional development programs and member-only discounts. In fact, your membership will more than pay for itself. Here are just a few examples. As a member, you can:

  • Receive up to 50% off hundreds of professional development programs
  • Save $400 on our new Digital Literacy Series
  • Save $800 on the fall 2020 Skilled Lawyer Series
  • Get complimentary access to over 50 on-demand professional development programs
  • Take advantage of member-only discounts on cars, technology, gym memberships, office supplies and more

As Vancouver member Dan McElroy points out, “The CBA offers opportunities for connection with lawyers outside my firm. This may be more important now than ever.”

Renew now