A tribute to Fred Bartley

  • April 21, 2022

Get ready to be engaged! Register for our latest brown bag session which will inspire you in your personal and professional life.

Join us May 5 to honour the memory of Fred Bartley, a member of our Executive, who passed suddenly on September 27, 2020. Fred was a proud member of the Serpent River First Nation and award-winning Anishinaabe Crown attorney. Fred played an important role in the establishment of a Gladue Court in his community. More details on the session can be found below.

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A reminder to enter our book prize by April 29. Finally, please promote our essay contest. You can win $500 and have your paper published! More details on all upcoming initiatives below.

A tribute to Fred Bartley, Gladue Courts, and the contribution of public sector lawyers – May 5, 2022

The session will explore the creation of the Gladue Court at Old City Hall in Toronto in 2001 and the model that followed. It will explore the role and importance of the Gladue Court in upholding Gladue principles.

The speakers will also address ways in which public sector lawyers can play an important role in the betterment of their communities.

This presentation is free for CBA members.


The Honourable Patrice François Band, the Honourable André Chamberlain, the Honourable Mara Greene and the Honourable Jessica Wolfe.

Win a fantastic book prize! – New deadline April 29, 2022

Win a fantastic book titled: Emergency Law in Canada: Commentary & Legislation (2021) – a must-have book for public sector lawyers in Canada.

Check out the submission requirements. Deadline: April 29, 2022.

Promote our essay contest!

Promote “In the Public Interest” Student Essay Contest. Students can win $500 for the best paper written about the contribution of public sector lawyers or an important development in the law affecting public sector lawyers in Canada (deadline May 2, 2022).

Articles for Public Sector Lawyers

We will be featuring articles of interest to Section members. If you come across an article that you think should be featured, please let us know. If the author is also a CBA member, we can publish it as a member article as well! Check out the articles of interest we have rounded up so far!

Thank You,
CBA Public Sector Lawyers Section