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The Canadian Bar Review

SPOTLIGHT ON THE CANADIAN BAR REVIEW

The Canadian Bar Review is going open access. The CBA’s bilingual, peer-reviewed journal has moved to an open platform as a way of fostering dialogue and collaboration between legal scholars and practitioners.


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 Social Security Tribunal? Fancy yourself in the job of Commissioner of Competition? 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? Look here for provincial and territorial opportunities.


GOVERNANCE


Incoming Board

WELCOME TO THE NEW BOARD MEMBERS

The CBA Board of Directors welcomes six new members from Manitoba, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, P.E.I. and Yukon. Find out more.


Section Executive Nominations

APPLY TO JOIN A CBA NATIONAL SECTION EXECUTIVE

We’re looking for a diverse group of skilled and engaged members from across Canada who want to make a difference in our Association and the legal profession. Bring your experience to a wide range of activities for lawyers who share your interests or work in your practice area. Interested in getting involved? Check out the National Sections calling for nominations. Apply online by May 31, 2018.


NEWS


SIRD PROJECT

CBA’S SIRD PROJECT ENGAGES STAKEHOLDERS IN THE EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES

The CBA’s been holding regional forums with our partners in the East African region as part of its International Initiative Supporting Inclusive Resource Development in East Africa Project. Find out more.


Vietnam Project Update

CBA INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVES: VIETNAM PROJECT UPDATE

Six Canadian experts in policy development and legislative drafting travelled to Vietnam in March to participate in various workshops and meetings in support of each of the four components of the National Legislative Development project.


Anthony Sangiuliano

ANTHONY SANGIULIANO WINS 2018-2019 VISCOUNT BENNETT FELLOWSHIP

Anthony Sangiuliano of Maple, Ont., has been selected as the 2018-2019 recipient of the $50,000 Canadian Bar Association Viscount Bennett Fellowship for graduate legal studies.


Lakehead University Human Rights Project

COMPETITION LAW UPDATE

The CBA Competition Law Section is anticipating another active and exciting year. Read on for information.


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. Get all the details.


CCCA NATIONAL CONFERENCE


Catherine Krow

SILICON VALLEY STARTUP PITCH-PERFECT AT THE PITCH

Catherine Krow of Silicon Valley’s Digitory Legal walked away with the grand prize at The Pitch, which closed out this year’s CCCA conference in Toronto.


I am Jane Dow

I AM JANE DOE: ETHICS AND MORALITY FOR THE IN-HOUSE COUNSEL

It’s a lawyer’s job to advocate for clients. But what can or should a lawyer do when the clients they’re representing cross moral or ethical – if not strictly legal – lines? It’s a question we’re used to hearing criminal defence counsel answer; we’re less used to the idea of in-house counsel taking it on.


CCCA Conference

2018 CCCA Awards

The CCCA presented its annual awards at the 2018 CCCA National Conference and ICW Summit, held April 29-May 1 in Toronto. Here are this year’s award winners.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


NEERLS SUMMIT

ENVIRONMENTAL, ENERGY & RESOURCES LAW SUMMIT

Things are growing more contentious in Canada’s energy sector, which means it’s a good time to join your peers from across the country, representing all sides of the debate at this year’s NEERLS Summit in Winnipeg at the end of May.


NEERLS SUMMIT

UPCOMING CONFERENCES

In-person conference season kicked off in March. Check to see if there’s a conference coming up in your area of interest.


Editor: Kim Covert

Production: Rose Wilson