News

Browse our news listing for top CBA news stories and messages to our members.

Speech from our new President

  • August 18, 2017

Incoming President Kerry Simmons outlines her priorities for the next year in her speech to the Annual Meeting in Montreal. If you weren’t able to be there, or participate from a hub, read on to see what she has in store for 2017-18.

5 New Submissions to Government

  • August 10, 2017

The CBA’s Legislation & Law Reform team has been busy working with our National Sections to send a number of submissions to government.

Overview of Appointments of Prothonotaries of the Federal Court

  • July 26, 2017

The Commissioner of Federal Judicial Affairs is seeking applications from barristers or advocates who are members in good standing of any provincial or territorial Bar, and who have extensive professional experience spanning at least ten years, to fill an existing vacancy at the Federal Court in Vancouver and create a pool of candidates to staff future prothonotary positions in Ottawa, Montréal, Toronto and Vancouver.

Raymond Adlington is CBA vice-president

  • July 14, 2017

Raymond Adlington has been elected from a field of three 2017-18 Board members to be vice-president of the CBA – and next year’s president.

CBA on CBSA's Flagpoling pilot program

  • July 13, 2017

On July 11, the CBA Immigration Law Section sent a letter to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, voicing concerns with the lengthy processing times for various immigration applications at the CBSA’s Southern Ontario Region, as well as with the Flagpoling pilot project that was initiated on June 16, 2017.

2017 Resolutions

  • July 12, 2017

There will only be three resolutions at this year’s Annual Meeting – and we might not get to two of them. The top priority will be Resolution #1, the bylaw package.

Spotlight on the Annual Meeting

  • July 12, 2017

CBA Council and the CBA Legal Conference used to be a days-long extravaganza of meetings and PD sessions and keynote speakers and entertainment. This year’s AGM is a no-nonsense 2 ½ hour business meeting that members can attend in person and virtually.