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The Skilled Lawyer Series is back

  • December 07, 2017

Are financial statements a whole new language to you? How are you at drafting effective business documents? If you answered “a little” and “umm…” respectively, the 2018 Skilled Lawyer Series is for you.

What’s new with CBA International Initiatives?

  • December 07, 2017

CBA International Initiatives is providing guidance and support to partners in Vietnam as they create courses on policy development and legislative drafting. They’ve introduced a skills-based method to curriculum development that is a new approach in the country.

What’s coming up in PD

  • December 07, 2017

Our Professional Development people have lined up a host of spring conferences, and a brand new slate of substantive law webinars covering topics such as litigating social change through the Charter, civil forfeiture and mental health for the winter law series.

CBA Wellness Award of Excellence

  • December 07, 2017

Dana Schindelka, a litigator and dispute resolution specialist for DLA Piper in Alberta, is this year’s winner of the CBA Wellness Forum Award in recognition of his years of activity and successes in the legal wellness field.

Spotlight on East Africa project, call for volunteers

  • December 07, 2017

The project has the green light, the funding is in place, now the CBA just needs to put some people in its resource bank for a program in East Africa focusing on increasing sustainable growth in the region, particularly for women and communities affected by extractive industries. Can we sign you up?

Legal aid in Canada: Same conclusions, different report

  • December 07, 2017

How many reports does it take to change a government’s mind about proper legal aid funding? Good question. The CBA has produced a few, as have other agencies. And now an in-house report, prepared by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights is striking a familiar chord.

CBA on Bill C-23, Preclearance Act

  • December 04, 2017

Michael Greene appeared on behalf of the CBA before the Senate Committee on National Security and Defence to present a submission on Bill C-23, Preclearance Act, 2016 prepared by the Immigration Law Section, the Criminal Justice Section and the Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade Section.

Successfully parenting apart: A toolkit

  • November 21, 2017

If you’re a family lawyer often at a loss to help separating and divorcing parents figure out how to get their kids safely to the other side of the marital breakdown, the Family Law Section has developed a toolkit for you – and for them.