Get ready to sharpen your knowledge!

  • May 27, 2021

We have some more brown bag sessions lined up for you! Get ready to sharpen your skills on topics that are informative and thought provoking! Also, consider joining our Section Executive (deadline: May 31 at 8 pm ET) and please nominate someone for the John Tait Award of Excellence! More information on our initiatives can be found below.

Share your member engagement ideas – win a fantastic book prize!

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.

Register now for our free brown bag sessions

Self-Represented Litigants and Public Practice: Ethics, Professionalism, and Practice Management Issues (June 17, 2021)

This session addresses the ethical and professional responsibilities of public sector and other lawyers when litigating against self-represented litigants. The presentation will also offer practice management tips and ideas to successfully grapple with related practice issues.


Cultural Competency for 21st Century Public Sector Lawyers (June 22, 2021)

The Law Societies of British Columbia and Alberta now require lawyers to complete cultural competency training, in response to one of the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. This session will begin by exploring cultural competency and how this is key to reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. The session will also provide reflections on the importance of cultural competency for public sector lawyers in dealing with clients, colleagues and members of the public who represent a wide variety of perspectives. Join us to learn why 21st century public sector lawyers must be culturally competent!


Section elections

The CBA National Public Sector Lawyers Section is seeking nominations for a Secretary and up to six Members-at-Large. Interested in serving? Learn more and submit your nomination today! (Deadline: May 31, 2021 at 8 pm ET)

We are accepting nominations for the John Tait Award of Excellence!

The award will be presented to a public sector lawyer or law office that has achieved the highest standard of professional conduct and competence and has made a significant contribution to social justice and community affairs. Nomination deadline: November 30, 2021. Nominate someone today!

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