Who We Are


The Canadian Bar Association (CBA) is the largest professional association for lawyers in Canada. We have been championing Canadian lawyers and Canadian law since 1896. We are the face, the voice, and the future of this country’s leading legal minds.

As the standard-bearer for our profession, we have a national office in Ottawa and branches in every province and territory. Membership is voluntary in all but New Brunswick, where participation is mandatory through an agreement with the Law Society. Our members stand at the forefront of Canada’s legal profession.