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Spotlight on toolkits

  • March 29, 2017

CBA Sections are developing a number of toolkits to be released this spring that are meant for everybody but which may be of particular use to small and solo practitioners. The Child Rights Toolkit and the Collateral Consequences Toolkit are aimed at improving your practice, and the Successfully Parenting Apart Toolkit is something you can use to help clients.

Eliminating preliminary inquiries will not fix judicial delays

  • March 15, 2017

In a letter dated March 14, 2017 to Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, the CBA’s National Criminal Justice Section urges the government to complete a careful and comprehensive review of the many challenges facing Canada’s criminal justice system, taking advantage of current research and hearing from all justice system participants.

Spotlight on toolkits

  • March 09, 2017

Two new toolkits are coming this spring to help CBA members improve their practice. The first, presented by the CBA National Criminal Law Section, walks lawyers through the “collateral consequences” of a criminal charge and/or sentence for their clients. The second is a primer on children’s rights from the Children’s Law Committee.

Spotlight on social media

  • February 08, 2017

So you want to set up a social media site for your Section or Forum. It’s a good idea, but there are a lot of questions that you need to ask – and answers that you need to find – before you go ahead. Read on to discover a few things you’ll need to consider.

Upcoming conferences

  • February 08, 2017

The CBA Constitutional and Human Rights Law Conference, IP Day 2017 and the CCCA Agents of Change Conference are just three of the National Sections and Forums conferences coming up this spring. Read on for a list of what else you can expect.

Record-breaking number of submissions to government

  • January 10, 2017

2016 was a banner year for the number of CBA’s submissions to the federal government. Surpassing the previous record of 82 in a calendar year, the 2016 tally showed 97 submissions by year end.

More input into criminal justice system delays presented

  • October 19, 2016

Following an appearance before the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee last February, and the subsequent release of the Senate Committee’s report on delays in the criminal justice system in August, the CBA is now offering additional input.

Bill C-14: Our Position on Medical Assistance in Dying

  • May 10, 2016

Kim Jakeman, Chair of the CBA End of Life Working Group, appeared before the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs to discuss the changes to Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal code and to make related amendments to others Acts (medical assistance in dying).