The CBA Admin Law Insider: June 2020

  • June 25, 2020

We hope this finds you well and safe. The Section is working to support members in this challenging time and would like to highlight recent news and Section activities.

Representation on the New CBA Task Force

The CBA has established a Task Force on Justice Issues Arising from COVID-19 to assess the immediate and evolving issues for the delivery of legal services resulting from the pandemic. It will report on current changes to the justice system and make recommendations on how courts, tribunals and other dispute resolution processes can be more responsive to the needs of stakeholders both during and after the pandemic. As a member of the Task Force, I invite you to send any comments that might be useful to share.

Looking Ahead with Professional Development Offerings

Acknowledging uncertainty about when COVID-19 and economic concerns will recede, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 CBA Administrative Law, Labour and Employment Law conference. In lieu of the conference, we are exploring online education for our members; please stay tuned for more information.

Update on Section Initiatives

The Section supports an annual Section outreach event in conjunction with a provincial branch to support and prioritize member engagement. We held a very successful event in March in collaboration with the Saskatchewan Branch, with over 80 registrants. Unfortunately, a second event planned in conjunction with the Quebec Branch and McGill Law School was cancelled due to COVID-19, but we look forward to future outreach events and continuing to engage with our membership as circumstances allow us to do so.

We are also pleased to report that the Section received 18 essay submissions to its annual 2019-2020 Paul Smith Memorial Award. The papers are under review and we’ll be announcing the winner over the summer.

Member Articles

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Christopher H. Wirth
Chair, CBA Administrative Law Section