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Ripped from the headlines: CBA resolutions reflect issues in the news

  • January 28, 2020

High-profile issues from the news of the past year are reflected in many of the nine resolutions that will be up for debate at this year’s CBA AGM, on topics ranging from protecting the role of the Attorney General to implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to using the notwithstanding clause.

CBA supports plan to strengthen, modernize the Federal Court

  • January 22, 2020

Increasing access to justice through modernization and strengthening the Federal Court as a national institution are priorities laid out in the court’s proposed 2020-25 strategic plan that the CBA’s Federal Courts Bench and Bar Liaison Committee is pleased to support.

Online access to Federal Court documents must have appropriate limits

  • January 22, 2020

A transparent judicial process is essential to a properly functioning democracy, but there is something to be said for the “practical obscurity” of paper-based records and the privacy they offer, says a CBA working group looking at a Federal Court proposal to make court files available online.