News

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

SCC strikes down mandatory minimum sentence

  • April 15, 2016

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled on April 15 in R. v. Lloyd that a one-year mandatory minimum drug sentence is unconstitutional as it violates section 12 of the Charter (cruel and unusual punishment).

Entity regulation: Governing the forest as well as the trees

  • April 14, 2016

Regulating legal entities as well as the individuals who practise in them reflects the reality of modern practice that many regulatory requirements are fulfilled by the law firm not the individual lawyer. And moving to outcomes‐focused regulation will shift the regulatory focus from reacting to complaints to proactively encouraging ethical best practices.

What We Think of Bill C-6

  • April 14, 2016

Christopher Veeman, Executive Member of the Canadian Bar Association’s Immigration Law Section, appeared before the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration to discuss the changes to Bill C-6, An Act to Amend the Citizenship Act.

It’s Law Day 2016!

  • April 14, 2016

Events are scattered across the country today and for the next month to commemorate the April 17, 1982 signing of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

CBA Awards

  • April 05, 2016

The CCCA handed out a number of awards at its conference in Calgary earlier this month. There’s a new award from the Pro Bono Committee; the latest winner of the Legal Aid Leader award has been named; and don’t forget the deadline is coming up for the National Sections Council award.

Get your daily legal news from us

  • April 05, 2016

Somewhere between staying in the dark, doing a lot of leg work yourself or being inundated with notifications from an overactive RSS feed there’s a sweet spot – a place to find all the top legal headlines of the day.

What’s coming for Law Day 2016

  • April 05, 2016

Across the country students are preparing for mock trials and debates, lawyers and judges are prepping for information sessions, and a lot of people are training for fun runs – it’s Law Day again!

Spotlight on: CBA partnership with LegalX

  • April 05, 2016

The marquee event at this year’s CBA Legal Conference in August will give CBA members the chance to witness first-hand the kind of vibrancy and creativity that backstops legal innovation in Canada.