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

Listen to The Every Lawyer

  • February 12, 2019

Do you have a favourite podcast? You’re not alone. Podcasts have been around for two decades but their popularity is surging, likely because there’s something for everyone: a podcast for every interest, as long or as short as you want it. And with the ubiquity of smartphones, everyone has access from wherever they may be – on the bus, or train, while walking to work or driving across the country.

Spotlight on the 2019 AGM

  • February 12, 2019

An appearance by the new Justice Minister was the highlight of this year’s CBA annual general meeting, held in Ottawa on Feb. 11.

Sharpen your legal skills with webinar series

  • January 22, 2019

The CBA’s popular Skilled Lawyer Series is back with a total of 16 webinars over two streams to help you improve your litigation and transactional skills, and accumulate up to 12 hours of CPD credits per stream in just a few months.

A new chapter in Child Rights

  • December 06, 2018

The very popular Child Rights Toolkit prepared by the Children’s Law Committee has just been updated with a new section on SOGIE issues -- sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression – which apply in more areas than you’d think. Read on for more.

Study of property rights traditions wins Walter Owen Book Prize

  • December 06, 2018

A book comparing personal property law in the western and indigenous traditions is this year’s winner of the Walter Owen Book Prize, which recognizes excellent legal writing and outstanding new contributions to Canadian legal doctrine.

Update from the Competition Law Section

  • December 06, 2018

The Competition Law Section’s year is off to a strong start, starting with its most successful Competition Law Fall Conference ever. More than 250 delegates from across the country gathered in Ottawa in September to share knowledge, experiences, and advice regarding all areas of competition law. Save the date for the 2019 Spring Conference – coming up on May 7, 2019 in Toronto.

Have a great essay? We have a contest for that

  • December 06, 2018

CBA Sections have a bunch of essay contests in need of high-quality submissions. Why apply? These contests can help you build your profile within the legal community, connect with senior members of the bar, and hone your research and writing skills. What’s more, we award $250–$2,500 in cash prizes for the best submissions.