Submissions and Resolutions


Reinstatement of the Court Challenges Program

  • June 07, 2017

The CBA recommends changes to the reinstated Court Challenges Program to ensure its effectiveness, its contribution to equality and access to justice in Canada, and to include Aboriginal and treaty rights.

Aboriginal Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Shortage of Judges

  • December 19, 2016

The CBA reiterates the urgency of filling vacancies and increasing judicial complements across Canada, noting the critical shortage of judges in Quebec and Alberta.

Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Air & Space Law and 41 more..., Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insolvency Law, Business Law, CCCA, Charities & Not-for-Profit Law, Civil Litigation, Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade, Competition Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Construction and Infrastructure Law, Criminal Justice, Elder Law, Environmental, Energy and Resources Law, Equity, Family Law, French Speaking Lawyers, Health Law, Immigration Law, Insolvency Law, Insurance Law, Intellectual Property, Judges Forum, Labour & Employment, Law Practice Management, Well-Being, Maritime Law, Entertainment, Media and Communications Law, Military Law, Municipal Law, Pensions and Benefits Law, Privacy and Access, Public Sector, Real Property Law, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Sole Practitioners, Taxation Law, Wills, Estates and Trusts, Women Lawyers, Young Lawyers, Student Forum, Child and Youth Law

Study on Access to the Justice System - Legal Aid

  • December 07, 2016

The CBA recommends that the federal government endorse CBA and ALAP's Proposed National Benchmarks for Public Legal Assistance Services, and provide a dedicated transfer for funding civil legal aid.

Family Law

Delays in Canada's Criminal Justice System

  • October 18, 2016

The CBA adds to its previous submissions on ways to reduce delays in the criminal justice system, including changes to disclosure, promoting early resolution, modernizing routine appearance and investing in legal aid.

Criminal Justice, Sole Practitioners

Legal Aid Benchmarks

  • August 12, 2016

A Canadian Bar Association resolution passed at the 2016 Annual Meeting of Council.

Aboriginal Law, Constitutional & Human Rights, Elder Law and 2 more..., Family Law, Child and Youth Law

Reinstating the Court Challenges Program

  • April 15, 2016

The Canadian Bar Association recommends reinstatement of the Court Challenges Program, with an expansion of mandate to increase access to justice.

Aboriginal Law

Judicial and Prothonotary Compensation and Benefits

  • March 14, 2016

The CBA provides input to the fifth quadrennial Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission on the applicable principles in setting judicial and prothonotary compensation and benefits, to protect and promote judicial independence.

Civil Litigation, Constitutional & Human Rights, Judges Forum