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The Every Lawyer Podcast Series

SPOTLIGHT ON THE EVERY LAWYER

You’ve heard of them. You’ve probably listened to some – you may even have a few favourites. Podcasts are experiencing an explosive growth in popularity. And the CBA has entered the fray with its own podcast channel, The Every Lawyer, which has been growing a strong following since its launch in September. Read on for more.


ADVOCACY


CBA Influence

CBA INFLUENCE

Check out the latest issue of CBA Influence, a monthly newsletter about CBA initiatives, submissions, interventions and comments on public policy. This newsletter provides a 360-degree look at both our current advocacy work, and opportunities for the CBA to get involved.


Maple Leaf

HELP WANTED: LEADERS LIKE YOU

You’ve been honing your skills – in leadership, judgment, assessing complex legal issues. You want new challenges. Interested in heading the office of the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise? Or serving as a member of the Transportation Appeal Tribunal? How about a seat on the federal bench? Well step right up – those positions and more are open, all you need to do is apply. Check out federal appointmentopportunities and open positions on the bench. The government considers bilingual proficiency and diversity in filling these positions. Are they looking for you? Look here for provincial and territorial opportunities.


GOVERNANCE


Nabeel Peermohamed

FROM THE BOARD: Q&A WITH NABEEL PEERMOHAMED

This month Nabeel Peermohamed, the CBA Board of Directors member from Alberta, answers our questions about the high points of his board experience, and how he manages to balance his obligations.


News


We're moving

WE'RE MOVING

From December 14 to 17, the CBA National office will be moving to its new address at 66 Slater St., Suite 1200, Ottawa, ON K1P 5H1. Please note that service disruptions can be expected.


CBA Child Rights Toolkit

A NEW CHAPTER IN CHILD RIGHTS

The very popular Child Rights Toolkit prepared by the Children’s Law Committee has just been updated with a new section on SOGIE issues -- sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression – which apply in more areas than you’d think. Read on for more.


CBA Competition Law

UPDATE FROM THE COMPETITION LAW SECTION

Competition Law is one of the CBA’s busiest national Sections. Check in for an update of what it’s been up to, what’s coming, and information on how you can get involved.


CBA Immigration Hub

NEW IMMIGRATION HUB A ONE-STOP RESOURCE SHOP

People coming to Canada have lots of questions, everything from how can I sponsor my spouse to how do I find an immigration lawyer? The CBA Immigration Law Section has brought answers together in a one-stop resource.


Call for Contributors

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS TO CBA NATIONAL

Do you want to make a name for yourself in the legal opinion writing? Join our roster of stellar contributors and get your analysis/opinion out there! Our CBA members have a wealth of knowledge and expertise that’s worth sharing with the wider world.  Find out how you can get involved by contacting Yves Faguy at yvesf@cba.org.


Yaëll Emerich

STUDY OF PROPERTY RIGHTS TRADITIONS WINS WALTER OWEN BOOK PRIZE

Yaëll Emerich, an assistant professor in the faculty of law at McGill University has won this year’s Walter Owen Book Prize for her book comparing personal property law in the western and indigenous traditions.


CBA Essay Contests

HAVE A GREAT ESSAY? WE HAVE A CONTEST FOR THAT

CBA Sections have a bunch of essay contests in need of high-quality submissions. Why apply? These contests can help you build your profile within the legal community, connect with senior members of the bar, and hone your research and writing skills. What’s more, we award $250–$2,500 in cash prizes for the best submissions.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


CBA Skilled Lawyer Series

SHARPEN YOUR LEGAL SKILLS WITH WEBINAR SERIES

Back by popular demand for a ninth season, the CBA’s Skilled Lawyer Series offers 16 webinars in two streams and as much as 12 hours of CPD credits per stream. Read on for more.


Professioanl Development

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WEBINARS

Does your Section have a conference coming up? Looking for a way to fill some CLE hours? Here’s a list of upcoming conferences and webinars.


Editor: Kim Covert

Production: Rose Wilson