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Statement from the CBA President

  • February 19, 2021

The Canadian Bar Association welcomes the announcement that its nominee, Dr. Signa Daum Shanks, has been appointed to the Independent Advisory Board Supreme Court Judicial Appointments.

Canadian Bar Association Releases COVID-19 Task Force Report

  • February 17, 2021

There can be no going back to the way things worked in the legal profession and the justice systems before the pandemic, says a report released today by the Canadian Bar Associations Task Force on Justice Issues Arising from COVID-19.

CBA announces 2021 award honorees at virtual AGM

  • February 17, 2021

Each year at its annual general meeting the Canadian Bar Association honors members of the legal profession whose contributions to the Association, the legal profession and the justice system mark them out as deserving of special recognition.

CBA welcomes new CEO Simon Coakeley

  • January 07, 2021

The CBA is pleased to announce that Simon Coakeley has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Association, following a robust and extensive process aided by a leading executive search firm specializing in the identification of diverse candidates.

Statement from the CBA President on judicial appointments

  • November 06, 2020

The decision about who gets to be a judge in Canada is made, in the end, by politicians. And political decisions, even when they don’t reach the level of blatant and deliberate stacking for ideology, risk having some sort of partisan taint.

Statement from the CBA President on fisheries dispute in Nova Scotia

  • November 04, 2020

Canada prides itself on being a nation based on the rule of law. The Constitution Act 1982 recognizes and affirms existing treaty rights. In the 1999 Marshall ruling the Supreme Court of Canada held that 1760-61 treaties signed with the Mi’kmaq gave those peoples the right to make a moderate livelihood through hunting and fishing.

CBA guide provides tools for justice advocacy

  • October 26, 2020

OTTAWA – Attaining access to justice has been called a “wicked problem.” No lawyer would argue for less access to justice, but it’s hard to know where to begin to make the case for more.