News

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

Women Lawyers Forum advocates reform to gowning policy in courts

  • November 05, 2019

The centuries-old tradition of gowning in court is overdue for a modernization. The national Women Lawyers Forum Section is working with the branches to write to various courts across the country, encouraging them to adopt more inclusive gowning policies.

Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and MĂ©tis children, youth and families takes effect Jan. 1.

  • November 04, 2019

The Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and MĂ©tis children, youth and families, which affirms Indigenous peoples' inherent right to exercise jurisdiction over child and family services, will come into force on January 1, 2020. In its analysis of what was then Bill C-92, the CBA commended the intent of the proposed legislation, but urged that the bill include a more explicit commitment of federal funding to ensure it achieves its objectives.

YLIP alumni have fun storming the castle at Queen’s Law conference in the UK

  • November 04, 2019

Alumni of the Young Lawyers International Program took their place atop the castle walls at a two-day conference in May that brought together Queen’s law students, alumni, faculty, and experts in various fields of international law. The conference, “International Law at a Crossroads” took place at the Bader International Study Centre, located at the spectacular Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, United Kingdom.

Spotlight on Toolkits for mortgage instruction and homelessness

  • November 04, 2019

The CBA is a resource for the practice of law. The Real Property Section has updated the Mortgage Instructions Toolkit, which offers advise to residential real estate lawyers on seven new subjects. Meanwhile, the Municipal Law Section launched a legal guide to help combat homelessness.

Supreme Court visit captivates Winnipeg

  • October 04, 2019

The Supreme Court of Canada’s week-long visit to Winnipeg between September 23 and 27 was a historic, once-in-a-lifetime occasion for the city, according to CBA Vice-President Brad Regehr, who had a front-row seat for numerous activities.

Spotlight on Election 2019 and #LegalAidMatters

  • October 04, 2019

With less than two weeks until election day, time is becoming short for our votes and our voices to be heard. As legal professionals, we know well that government decisions have an impact on our community and profession.

Resolve to participate in the 2020 AGM

  • October 03, 2019

The CBA’s 2020 Annual General Meeting is about 4 months away, but it is not too early to make plans to attend the Wednesday, February 19 meeting, to debate resolutions and decide whether they become official CBA policy.