An essay contest, book prize and a brown bag session!

  • April 30, 2021

Our Section Executive knows that you and your colleagues across the country have been significantly affected, personally and professionally, by the current pandemic.

We salute your perseverance and adaptability. We wish you, your families, your clients and your colleagues continued good health!

Our Section is busy this spring with several initiatives including our inaugural essay contest, book prize and upcoming brown bag session. Stay tuned, as we plan to do more brown bag sessions before the year is over!

"In the Public Interest" – Law Student Essay Contest

A reminder to all students: submit your essays today, April 30! The winner receives a $500 cash award. Apply today and get more details on the eligibility and submission requirements now!

Register for a free brown bag: Government Lawyering: Duties and Ethical Challenges of Government Lawyers

Join us on May 27, 2021 with Elizabeth Sanderson, author of Government Lawyering (our book prize) for a fantastic session that will address the range of duties imposed on government lawyers, including the typical professional and common law duties shared with lawyers in private practice, as well as the additional public law and public service duties unique to government lawyers. These additional public law duties prompt a number of ethical challenges which are explored through an examination of the principle of independence, the practical implications of being “guardian of the rule of law and public interest” and the dilemma of determining who is the client. Register now!

Share Your Member Engagement Ideas – Win a Fantastic Book Prize!

You can help us make this Section even better! We are looking for new virtual ways to bring together public sector lawyers from across Canada to give you the connections and knowledge you need to improve your practice.

Win a fantastic book titled: Government Lawyering: Duties and Ethical Challenges of Government Lawyers – a must-have book for public sector lawyers in Canada.

To enter the contest: share your ideas on how you think we should engage Section members. Please be specific and describe how we could implement your idea and the impact that you think it would have.

  • One prize will be awarded to a CBA member and one prize to a CBA student/articled student
  • Ideas will be judged based on feasibility and creativity
  • Please submit your ideas by May 31, 2021, along with your contact information.

We thank you in advance for your submissions and look forward to considering your proposals.

Join our LinkedIn group!

The Section has a LinkedIn Group! Please join us and share information.

Thanks again, stay safe and healthy!
CBA Public Sector Lawyers Executive