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Meet the new CBA President

  • September 12, 2018

Former McInnes Cooper managing partner and CEO Raymond Adlington assumed the CBA President’s mantle on Sept. 1, 2018, but he’ll have to wait until the Board meeting on Sept. 28 to feel the weight of the chain of office on his shoulders.

Insolvency Section Award winner announced

  • September 12, 2018

John McLean, Q.C., a lawyer with Gowling in Vancouver whose 41 years practising insolvency law have seen him represent companies in sectors from forestry to shipping, is this year’s winner of the CBA Insolvency Section Lifetime Achievement Award.

CBA Truth and Reconciliation Task Force named

  • August 22, 2018

Nearly 100 members answered the call this summer for candidates to sit on the Truth and Reconciliation Task Force created to develop CBA responses to the TRC’s Calls to Action that will help establish and maintain a mutually respectful relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Spotlight on resource for asylum-seekers

  • August 22, 2018

Asylum-seekers are a hot-button news item these days, so a new resource from the CBA’s Immigration Law Section, meant to help immigration lawyers, settlement agencies and asylum-seekers themselves is a timely publication indeed.

Application process for expungement

  • August 22, 2018

Do you have a client who was once convicted of an offence that is no longer illegal? The Expungement of Historically Unjust Convictions Act is now in force. Find out what you can do to clear a client’s record.

Notes from a YLIP intern: Muhammad Zubair

  • August 22, 2018

Muhammad Zubair is one of a group of interns who will soon be deployed to their placements around the world as part of the Young Lawyers International Program. He writes about the experience so far.