The Law Reform Subcommittee pursues improvements in the law and the legal system that reflect the CBA's commitment to the Rule of Law, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and fundamental human rights. These include issues of concern to the legal community, and public interest issues when the legal profession has a social or moral obligation to respond. We contribute to public debate on important law reform matters.

What We Do

The Subcommittee:

  • Coordinates and vets CBA submissions to Parliamentary Committees, federal Ministers and departmental officials
  • Proposes law reform priorities for the CBA
  • Monitors conflicts of interest in the development and presentation of CBA submissions
  • Encourages CBA support of the Uniform Law Conference of Canada

Our Expertise

The Law Reform Subcommittee’s members are committed to and interested in:

  • Rule of Law, Canada’s Charter of Rights and fundamental human rights
  • Emerging issues of law outside their usual area of practice
  • Government relations

Time Commitment

Members spend approximately 12 days per year providing their expertise and participating in meetings.

Learn More