CBA News - Current Edition

SPOTLIGHT ON BILINGUALISM IN THE COURTS

The CBA has long advocated for a greater commitment to bilingualism on the bench, particularly in the superior courts, as an access to justice issue. And with its announcement in late September of a new action plan, it appears the government is ready to make it happen. Read on for more →


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.


René Basque

WHEN IN ROME … GIVE A SPEECH

Former President René Basque travelled to Rome in September to attend a conference of international bar association leaders on privacy and security. Read on for details →


SCC

FEDERAL COURT APPOINTMENTS

In September, former President Janet Fuhrer spoke at the welcoming ceremonies for two new Federal Court Justices – the Honourable William Pentney and the Honourable Roger Lafrenière. She sent selfies!


CBA National Magazine

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS TO CBA NATIONAL

Do you want to make a name for yourself in the legal blogosphere? 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.


SECTION NEWS


CBA IP Section

CBA INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: TRANSACTION IP COMMITTEE UPDATE

Intellectual property lawyers interested in participating in the Licensing Executive Society’s Intellectual Property Standards Committee, or being a liaison for the CBA’s Transactional IP Committee on this committee, read on for details →


Air & Space Primer

AIR AND SPACE LAW PRIMER IS NOW ONLINE

The CBA Air And Space Law Section has prepared an online reference for lawyers to use when advising and acting on behalf of a client who is facing an issue in this area of law. In Canada, aviation is governed by the Aeronautics Act and its associated regulations. The Regulatory Process in Aviation provides a quick summary.


Call for nominations

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – FOUNDERS’ AWARD

The CBA Immigration Law Section is accepting nominations for its Founders’ Award. This award recognizes an exceptional law student or junior lawyer and a future leader of our Section. The successful candidate will be recognized at our National Immigration Law Conference in April 2018. Read on for details →


Museum of Nature

NEERLS MEETS WITH JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

The CBA Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Section invites Section members to its 28th annual meeting with Justice Canada. Join us at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa on November 2 -3 for a great day of continuing professional development. Learn and network with some of the country’s top environmental, energy and resource law practitioners. Find out more and register now →


CBA Connect Coffee Cup

LAW STUDENTS: ENTER A CBA ESSAY CONTEST TODAY

CBA Essay 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. And for the best submissions, we are awarding $250 - $2,500 in cash prizes. Read on for details and deadlines →


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


FRENCH MEMBER EXCLUSIVE

Les choses qui ne sont pas enseignées à l'École de Droit…” Former CBA President René Basque has a few things to say about the CBA Solutions Series programming for French speaking members. Watch the video now →


IF YOUR WORK SPANS SEVERAL PRACTICE AREAS, CHECK OUT THESE CONFERENCES

The CBA Access to Information and Privacy Law Symposium and the CBA Administrative Law, Labour and Employment Law Conference, both taking place this fall in Ottawa, will be of interest to lawyers working outside these practice areas. Read on for more →


M&A TRENDS THE THEME OF INAUGURAL BUSINESS LAW CONFERENCE

Intellectual property lawyers interested in participating in the Licensing Executive Society’s Intellectual Property Standards Committee, or being a liaison for the CBA’s Transactional IP Committee on this committee, read on for details →


UPCOMING CONFERENCES

Does your Section have a conference planned for this fall? Check this list to find out →


CBA ADVANTAGE PREFERRED PRICING & OFFERS


ERAssure

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LENOVO

ThinkPad features are still game-changers for business. Business-Ready. And Then Some. Light and thin, the ThinkPad is designed to boost productivity, wherever your business takes you. Visit Lenovo’s CBA site for your exclusive member discounts. 

LEXISNEXIS

Canada at 150: Building a Free and Democratic Society – stunning, must-have coffee table book!

This one-of-a-kind celebratory publication combines personal reflections from a wide variety of Canadians who influenced our constitutional development over the last 150 years. This book offers insightful, balanced looks at Canada’s constitutional past and present, and is a presentation-worthy gift or display book.

STAGE2DATA

Today having a reliable data backup and recovery plan is expected similar to household insurance. But what about disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS)? With traditional backup moving into the disaster recovery space, SMEs can now afford DRaaS at a fraction of the cost of normal backup. It is no longer exclusive for large enterprises. Find out more.

SUPREME BASICS

Supreme Basics has changed the brand name of our Legal Product line to “Supreme Legal Products” from the former “Dye & Durham” brand. Note that as the “Dye & Durham” branded inventory depletes, the same product line with our new brand name, “Supreme Legal Products”, will be phased in. View our Legal Supplies Guide featuring this brand!

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