CBA News - Current Edition

The Pitch

SPOTLIGHT ON THE PITCH

The judges are ready to judge, the hosts are ready to host, and the five finalists are ready to seal the deal at The Pitch on May 1 in Toronto. Find out more about the event.


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.


Get involved with the CBA

GET INVOLVED IN THE CBA: INFLUENCE THE ISSUES

We’re looking for enthusiastic, engaged and diverse members to sit on Board committees and sub-committees this year. Find out how you can apply.


Budget 2018

BOARD MEETING MINUTES NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

Want to know what goes on at Board meetings? In November, the National Board of the CBA resolved to provide greater transparency to members by publishing its minutes online, behind a member wall. Minutes of all Board meetings from November onward will be available. Minutes for the Governance and Equality Committee meetings are also now available on the Committee’s web page.


Iggillis Holdings

AFTER IGGILLIS HOLDINGS: PROTECTING PRIVILEGE WHEN GIVING COMMON LEGAL ADVICE

The Federal Court’s ruling in IGGillis Holdings affirms that sharing legal advice with transacting parties, or working with other parties’ lawyers to develop that advice, will not waive solicitor-client privilege, writes Mark Tonkovich, who led the CBA’s intervention in the case.


Help Wanted: Leaders Like You

HELP WANTED: LEADERS LIKE YOU

You’ve been honing your skills – in leadership, judgment, assessing complex legal issues. You want new challenges.  Want to sit on a Parole Board, or an Immigration and Refugee Board? What about being Chief Electoral Officer?  Well step right up – those positions and more are open, all you need to do is apply. Check out federal appointment opportunitiesand open positions on the bench.  The government considers bilingual proficiency and diversity in filling these positions. Are they looking for you? Check here for provincial and territorial opportunities.


NEWS


Ray Adlington

CELEBRATING OUTSTANDING CBA VOLUNTEERS

Happy National Volunteer Week! All this week keep an eye on CBA National and our social media channels for daily profiles of outstanding CBA volunteers who have made a difference. But first, we caught up with CBA Vice-President Ray Adlington to talk about what volunteering has taught him, the impact it can have on a lawyer’s career and community and how to best get involved.


CBA Health Checks

LEGAL HEALTH CHECK: HOW SAFE IS YOUR PENSION?

The latest in our series of Legal Health Checks is aimed at helping your clients understand the differences between the types of pensions – and what happens when employers don’t hold up their end of the bargain.


Lakehead University Human Rights Project

HUMAN RIGHTS COMPARATIVE PROJECT

With the help of CBA Law for the Future Fund grant, Lakehead University’s Dr. Miriam Cohen and her team created a searchable database of Canadian human rights decision and a website replete with other resources dealing with human rights.


Law For The Future Fund

APPLY FOR A LAW FOR THE FUTURE FUND GRANT

The Canadian Bar Law for the Future Fund grants for innovative projects in the field of law. The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2018. Learn more about eligible projects and how to apply.


National Section Award of Excellence

CBA NATIONAL SECTION AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

The National Section Award of Excellence celebrates and recognizes the outstanding contribution of a National Section in providing service to members and furthering the objectives of the CBA. The deadline for nominations is May 31, 2018.

Pictured: Privacy & Access Law Section Past Chair Loic Berdnikoff and Chair Suzanne Morin, accepting the 2017 award.


Air and Space Section Coctail Hour

AIR AND SPACE LAW SECTION COCKTAIL HOUR

The CBA Air and Space Law Section is "plane" excited about spring finally coming to Toronto! What better way to celebrate than by networking with other air-minded lawyers and law students at the new The Walrus Pub & Beer Hall. Event details


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


NEERLS Conference

NEERLS SUMMIT: THE INTERSECTION OF ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Lawyers with an interest in energy and the environment are invited to join their colleagues in Winnipeg at the end of May for a two-day conference exploring emerging trends and recent developments in environmental, energy and natural resources law.


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UPCOMING CONFERENCES

Check to see if there’s a conference coming up in your area of interest.


Editor: Kim Covert

Production: Rose Wilson