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The CBA is delighted to welcome its new President for 2021-2022, Stephen Rotstein

  • August 30, 2021

Stephen Rotstein of Toronto begins his year-long tenure as President of the Canadian Bar Association today, taking the helm of the 125-year-old Association of over 36,000 lawyers, notaries, law teachers and law students across Canada. He succeeds Bradley D. Regehr, the first Indigenous person to serve as CBA President. Steeves Bujold of Montreal begins his term as Vice-President.

Statement by CBA President on the Situation in Afghanistan

  • August 17, 2021

The Canadian Bar Association is deeply concerned about the rapidly deteriorating situation in Afghanistan as the Taliban take control of the country. The fundamental human rights of all Afghans – particularly women, girls and LGBTQI+ populations – are at risk.

Statement from the CBA President on the discovery of undocumented and unmarked graves at the site of Kuper Island Industrial School in British Columbia

  • July 13, 2021

The Penelakut Tribe on British Columbia’s Penelakut Island announced the discovery of more than 160 “undocumented and umarked” graves at the site of the former Kuper Island Industrial School. The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba had previous documented deaths at that school.

CBA provides tools to help law firms on their reconciliation journey

  • June 21, 2021

There is a tremendous amount of goodwill in the legal profession toward reconciliation. So why has there been so little change? Sometimes, it turns out that the biggest obstacle to doing things differently is knowing where to start. Fortunately, the CBA has a tool for that.