New initiatives this spring!

  • March 21, 2022

We are heading into spring with a new brown bag topic on April 8 and a virtual networking event on April 14 –  we are thrilled to meet you virtually! Please join us and share our initiatives in your network. And join our LinkedIn group to stay updated.

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.

Key Public Sector Cases Across Canada: Nelson (City) v Marchi, 2021 SCC 41 – April 8, 2022

This session will address the recent SCC decision, Nelson (City) v Marchi, 2021 SCC 41. The two lawyers who represented the City of Nelson at the SCC will speak about (1) the policy versus operational dichotomy; (2) the impact this decision will have on government litigation; and (3) what needs to be considered as new government policies are created or old ones revised.

This presentation is free for CBA members.


Greg Allen and Liam Babbitt

Public Sector Lawyers Networking Event – April 14, 2022

Are you working from home and feeling isolated? Do you want to grow your network across Canada? Are you looking to connect with lawyers with practices like yours? Look no further! This is a great opportunity to connect with public sector lawyers from across the country, including members of our Executive.

This presentation is free for CBA members and non-members.


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

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: 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.

Coffee in the times of COVID – cohort stream!

Our Section will present a Coffee in the Times of COVID cohort stream March 25 to May 20, 2022. If you are a law student or new lawyer, join us to discuss the diverse legal careers available in the public sector, as well as the benefits and challenges of lawyering in the public interest during the times of COVID. Register now and share in your network!

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).

Thank You,
CBA Public Sector Lawyers Section