Jumping into a new CBA year!

  • November 03, 2022

Marcia Oliver

As I enter the second year of my term as Chair of the Section, once again, I marvel at the diversity of talents this year’s Executive brings to the table and I am excited by what the group will “build” together for our members.

Already we have three webinars on offer for this fall, and we are planning to deliver at least two more in the spring of 2023. Also, 2023 is a conference year for our Section, so please watch the CBA website for further details. Our hope is that the biennial conference will return to being held in-person, allowing us to gather in one of our many fabulous Canadian cities.

Check out our webinars and Section activities below. I hope to see many of you over the coming year!

Construction Law Boot Camp: An introduction to Construction Law – November 23

This is a continued series of Construction Law Boot Camp webinars that teach introductory-level construction law aimed at young lawyers and lawyers whose practice is not primarily focused on construction.

This webinar will examine the structure of various standard form construction agreements and review several common construction contract terms. We will also provide an overview of the different forms of insurance and bonding you would expect to find on a construction project.


Strong Foundations: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Construction Industry – December 9

Construction industry leaders in equity, diversity and inclusion will share their practical experience supporting diversity within their organizations and the construction industry in a moderated discussion. The panelists will discuss best practices for increasing EDI, industry-specific issues with increasing EDI, lessons learned and anticipated future challenges, and insights for both private practice lawyers and in-house counsel on how to support increased diversity in their organizations and in the construction industry.


Essay Contest Winner

The Section is pleased to announce Jacob Lokash as the winner of the Atrium Law Student Essay Contest for the paper “The Interpretation of Force Majeure Clauses in an Increasingly Frustrating World: The Need for Reform”. Jacob is a third-year law student at the University of Toronto.

Advocacy Highlights

Our Section is a member of the CBA Anti-Corruption Team (CBA-ACT). David Debenham represents our Section on this multi-Section committee comprised of members from various Sections. The CBA-ACT monitors developments in relevant legislation, regulations and policies and pushes for improvements in the law of anti-corruption.

Recently, the Section assisted with the review of the “Guide for Internal Investigations of White-Collar Crime”. The Guide is scheduled to be released on International Anti-Corruption Day (December 9, 2022). Stay tuned!

More relevant, recent PD!

On-demand recordings are now available:

Thank you,
Marcia J. Oliver, Chair 2022-2023, CBA Construction and Infrastructure Law Section