Health Law Updates

  • January 13, 2022

Spring Online Symposium – Save the Date!

On April 6, 2022, our Section will present the CBA Health Law Online Symposium (bookmark this page; registration will be available soon). We will be providing more details on the topics and speakers in the coming weeks, so mark your calendar!

New Member Articles

If you would like to submit a member article to be featured in Pulse, please contact Sari Feferman. Check out our latest member articles below!

9 Questions Between Generations” by Jennifer O’Dell, is part of the OBA’s series where two litigators from the same firm (one seasoned litigator and one litigator starting out) are asked the same questions about file management and client/intra-office interactions.

“Ethics and Wellbeing: How the Elevated Incidence of Mental Illness is Impacting the Profession” by Roza Milani, explores the prevalence of mental illness in the legal profession and the role it plays in professional misconduct and incompetence cases.

Branch Updates

Check out some recent and upcoming events by provincial Health Law Sections. The events listed can be accessed by all CBA members.


The CBA Alberta Health Law (South) Section presented “What the Heck is Surrogacy and Fertility Law” in December (available on-demand). Ellen Embury provided an overview of her fertility and surrogacy law practice and discussed the unique challenges during the pandemic.

British Columbia

On January 13, 2022, the Honourable Chief Justice Hinkson will speak to the CBABC Health Law Section  on “Practical and Ethical Considerations When Dealing with Unrepresented Litigants”.


On February 24, 2022, the OBA Health Law Section will present “Health care law and its intersection with the indigenous experience”. Also, save-the-date for the Section’s “Mental Health and the Law” program taking place April 4, 2022. The program will look at the intersection between mental health and professional regulation.

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We organized a virtual introduction to health law for law students in September. This event was a great success; so stay tuned for details on our next event. If you have any ideas or suggestions about the programming or content you’d like to see, we would love to hear them!