Don’t miss our March 4 brown bag!

  • February 11, 2022

We have another great brown bag topic for our March 4 session! Don’t miss out on the employment conditions of public sector lawyers. Also, there’s still time to register for our February 18 session on Chief Medical Health Officers.

Last month, we had the honour of presenting the John Tait Award of Excellence to a very deserved recipient. Read more about the 2021 winner below.

A reminder to enter our book prize by February 28. Finally, please promote our essay contest. You can win $500 and have your paper published! More details on all upcoming initiatives below.

The Employment Conditions of Public Sector Lawyers – March 4, 2022

The program will highlight and discuss the working conditions of lawyers in the public sector. The presentation will cover compensation, job security, the future of public sector lawyering in an era of contracting out and legal robots, efforts to organize for non-unionised lawyers and any recent or upcoming collective bargaining negotiations for unionised lawyers.

This presentation is free for CBA members.



Paul J.J. Cavalluzzo and Richard J.M. Fyfe, Q.C.

2021 John Tait Award of Excellence Recipient

Dean Scaletta is the winner of the 2021 CBA John Tait Award of Excellence. He is recognized for his leadership in the public service and in the legal profession which spans over 30 years, his professionalism and expertise, and his commitment to social justice.

Dean upholds many of the values held by John Tait, an outstanding lawyer and public servant who passed away in 1999. Dean’s endeavors enhance the legal profession and raise the profile of public sector lawyers. Congratulations!

Last chance: 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: Emergency Law in Canada: Commentary & Legislation (2021) – 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 February 28, 2022, along with your contact information.

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).

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Thank You,
CBA Public Sector Lawyers Section