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The Honourable Douglas R. Campbell Receives the Touchstone Award

  • February 04, 2019

OTTAWA – To celebrate the accomplishments of The Honourable Douglas R. Campbell for championing issues of equality within the institutions of the legal profession including the judiciary, the Canadian Bar Association is awarding him the Touchstone Award. 

CBA Statement on Guatemala

  • January 24, 2019

The Canadian Bar Association is deeply concerned with the Guatemalan government’s decision to oust the UN backed Commission Against Impunity. It is an attack on the rule of law and a major blow to democracy in Guatemala.

Ray Adlington begins tenure as CBA President

  • September 04, 2018

Ray Adlington of Halifax, N.S., started his year-long tenure as President of the Canadian Bar Association on September 1st. Adlington takes over from outgoing president Kerry L. Simmons, Q.C., of Victoria, BC.

CBA statement on immigration detention of children

  • June 20, 2018

The Canadian Bar Association supports the American Bar Association’s statement opposing the current situation in the United States where children are being separated from their parents and being held in detention facilities.

SCC ruling in TWU validates CBA’s position

  • June 15, 2018

Today the Supreme Court handed down its decisions in two cases involving a proposed law school at Trinity Western University, with a majority ruling that asserts the value of equality and inclusiveness in the legal profession.

CBA Statement on Bill C-78

  • May 22, 2018

The Canadian Bar Association welcomes Tuesday’s tabling of Bill C-78, which contains the first substantive changes to be made to Canada’s Divorce Act in 30 years.