CBA News - Current Edition

Law for the Future Fund Grants

SPOTLIGHT LAW FOR THE FUTURE FUND GRANTS

Each year the Law for the Future Fund grants thousands of dollars to support research projects of national interest. Diversity and access to justice initiatives received the bulk of this year’s funding.


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 chairing the Canadian Race Relations Foundation? How about serving as Commissioner of Competition? Think you’re ready for 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 appointment opportunities 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


Ray Adlington

DISPATCHES FROM THE PRESIDENT

It’s the where, when, why, what and how of – guess who! – CBA President Ray Adlington’s year. If you’re interested in what he’s saying – and what people are saying about him – or where he’s going to be next, check out www.cba.org/dispatches.


Marie Laure Leclerq

FROM THE BOARD: MARIE LAURE LECLERCQ

Being on the CBA Board of Directors has been a real learning experience for Quebec member Marie Laure Leclerq, who’s been able to apply that learning elsewhere in her professional life.


News


Innovation

HOW TO INNOVATE IN THE SMALL OR SOLO FIRM

New from the CBA Legal Futures Initiative is a guide for innovation in the small firm, complete with interviews of practitioners who are bringing changes to their firms, and a workbook to help guide you through your own firm’s evolution.


Compensation

CBA-WLF INITIATIVE TO STUDY GENDER-BASED COMPENSATION

One of this year’s recipients of LFFF funding is an initiative by the CBA Women Lawyers Forum to survey gender-based compensation at the big firms operating in Canada.


Mortgage Instructions Toolkit

MORTGAGE INSTRUCTIONS TOOLKIT UPDATE

The CBA Real Property Section has once again updated its Mortgage Instructions Toolkit, with new chapters on lender intermediaries, property taxes, reporting, requests for funds, signing of borrowers, and more. Check out the toolkit on our Practice Tools page.


Rainbow colours

CALLING FOR HERO AND ALLY NOMINATIONS

The CBA Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Community is accepting nominations for its Hero and Ally Awards, which recognize excellence within the Canadian legal profession in advancing the cause of equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and two-spirited people. The awards will be presented at the CBA President’s Dinner on Feb. 12, 2019. Deadline is Dec. 3, 2018. Visit the Ally Award and Hero Awardwebpages for details.


Call for Nominations

CBA VISCOUNT BENNETT FELLOWSHIP DEADLINE APPROACHES

Law school graduates who are planning to pursue post-grad studies in law are invited to apply for the $25,000 Viscount Bennett Fellowship, established to encourage a high standard of legal education, training and ethics. The deadline for application is Nov. 15. Check the web page for more details.


Social Media

WHERE IN THE (SOCIAL MEDIA) WORLD IS THE CBA?

While cba.org remains the ne plus ultra of CBA information, we’re also easily found on some of your favourite social media channels. Check us out.


Tick,tock!

TICK. TOCK. TIME TO RENEW.

The days are getting shorter—and so too is the time to renew your Canadian Bar Association membership for another year. Join thousands of your colleagues from across Canada and renew today so you can continue to get the most out of your national association.

Self Identify


Professional Development


Celebration

25 YEARS AFTER TOUCHSTONES

The CBA Women Lawyers Forum, along with the OBA WLF, held a special event in October commemorating the anniversary of the Touchstones for Change report. The event was recorded and will be available for viewing online.


Privacy

CBA ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND PRIVACY LAW SYMPOSIUM

This year’s Access to Information and Privacy Law symposium will look at national and international developments in the sector, explore whether data is the “new oil” and what that might mean, and solicitor-client privilege in freedom of information requests – and that’s just for starters. Check out the conference website to see what else is happening, and how to register.


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UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WEBINARS

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


Editor: Kim Covert

Production: Rose Wilson