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Strengthening the bonds that unite us

  • August 16, 2021

The American Bar Association’s Hybrid Annual Meeting in Chicago in August was a great opportunity for Canadian Bar Association President Bradley D. Regehr and CBA Interim CEO Paul D. Paton, Q.C., to celebrate the long history of collaboration between our two associations.

Leverage our expertise to advance your career – renew your membership now.

  • August 09, 2021

Lawyers have many ways to distinguish themselves within a dynamic and competitive legal marketplace. But none is more important than expertise. Staying ahead of the curve is key to career success and client satisfaction. Easier said than done, especially for busy lawyers. Fortunately, the Canadian Bar Association and its provincial branches are giving members a leg up with leading-edge professional development (PD) programs and resources that will propel you forward.

New Interim Chief Executive Officer

  • July 08, 2021

The Canadian Bar Association is pleased to announce that Paul D. Paton, Q.C., professor and former Dean of Law at the University of Alberta, has become Interim CEO effective July 1, 2021.

CBA Membership continues to be a great investment in your career

  • June 15, 2021

In a year full of changes and challenges, when the work lawyers do was as critical as could be, they found the clarity, the community, and the practical supports they needed to develop their careers and serve clients with confidence at the CBA. “The collective knowledge of the CBA members has helped us move forward during this unprecedented time,” Saskatchewan member Andrea Phillips attests.

Lawyers encouraged to support the McLachlin Fund

  • June 07, 2021

Access to justice, the Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin believes, is a fundamental right, not an accessory. Since she retired from the Supreme Court in 2017, the former Chief Justice – the first and only woman Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in the country’s history – has continued to work to improve Canadians’ access to the justice system.

Federal Budget 2021: pandemic supports and other benefits for law firms

  • April 26, 2021

The federal government’s first budget in two years proposes to continue emergency federal funding for businesses into the fall, at which time it is expected that the vaccine rollout will be nearly complete and the Canadian economy will be back in business. Law firms and other legal workplaces that meet the criteria may be eligible.