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Statement from the CBA President Stephen Rotstein on Emancipation Day

  • July 29, 2022

Last year, the House of Commons adopted a motion to recognize Emancipation Day on August 1. On this date 188 years ago, the Slavery Abolition Act, an Act of British Parliament, came into effect officially abolishing slavery in most of the British Empire, including what is now Canada.

Statement from the Women Lawyers Forum on Dobbs decision

  • July 12, 2022

The Women Lawyers Forum of the Canadian Bar Association echoes President Stephen Rotstein’s statement of June 24, 2022, expressing the CBA’s deep concern about Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

The Canadian Bar Association launches toolkit on retainers and fees

  • June 09, 2022

The Canadian Bar Association introduced a comprehensive new toolkit to provide Canadian lawyers in private practice with commentary, resources and best practices with respect to the financial aspects of retainers. The CBA Retainers and Fees Toolkit also highlights some of the ethical obligations that arise with respect to retainers and fees.