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Promoting Preventive Legal Health: A toolkit for lawyers

  • October 20, 2015

The CBA has launched a new toolkit on preventive legal health to help lawyers develop the skills of preventive lawyering. A little preventive legal health can keep small legal issues from growing into huge legal problems.

CBA Publications

  • October 20, 2015

The fall editions of the Canadian Competition Law Review and the Canadian International Lawyer Journal are now available, and both publications are seeking submissions for their next issues.

CBA/ABA International Law joint panel and reception

  • October 20, 2015

You’re invited! The National Section on International Law invites you to join us for a speaker session and cocktail reception to kick off the ABA Section of International Law Fall Meeting in Montreal.

Syrian refugee crisis

  • October 20, 2015

Immigration Section lawyers stepped up in the midst of the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis, offering their pro bono services to help refugees, and working with the University of Ottawa’s refugee hub to help families and sponsors navigate the red tape standing between refugees and safety.

CBA Election Strategy – Get out and vote!

  • October 20, 2015

After an historically long election campaign, we’re just four days from voting day. The CBA’s own #whataboutalex campaign was a good version 1.0 of this type of outreach, providing us with a baseline of where we can take similar debates in the future. For now, remember to get out and vote on Oct. 19.

Resolutions to Council

  • October 20, 2015

If your section, committee or forum is resolved to present a resolution at the 2016 Mid-Winter Council meeting, now’s the time to start gathering your arguments. The deadline for submitting a resolution is Dec. 7, 2015.

Letters and Submissions

  • October 20, 2015

ubmissions and letters to government since August have run the gamut from comments on proposed intellectual property guidelines to remediation of hazards related to shipwrecks, to an offer to provide emergency pro bono services if the government agrees to expedite the processing of Syrian refugee claims.

Spotlight on Sections and Forums

  • October 20, 2015

Every fall a new executive lineup takes the helm at most of the CBA’s 31 sections and 10 forums. Here’s a little primer on what sections and forums are, what they do, and why you should get involved.