As a law school student, you can enjoy all the benefits of CBA membership for just $20 [applies to law school students only, not to articling students and Bar ad students]. Join today to take advantage of everything the CBA has to offer law school students and young lawyers, including legal updates, networking and access to a variety of services. To learn more, choose the appropriate link below:
Articling Student Survey Results
There’s nothing like mentioning the search for an articling position to provoke some anxiety in the mind of a law student. Much of the stress flows from a sense of not having sufficient information about the process. This CBABC survey provides basic information and practical advice about the process from the perspective of an articling student.
Benefits of CBA Membership
The CBA offers many benefits to its members, in areas such as advocacy on your behalf, professional development and networking opportunities, a voice to improve the justice system and services to improve your bottom line.
Benefits of Section Membership
Sections are practice-focused groups designed to meet the educational, advocacy and professional needs of law and articling students and lawyers. No other legal organization in Canada has the scope and depth of experts influencing legislative reform, contributing to legal education, and exchanging practical advice.
CBA and CBABC Awards
The CBA presents a number of awards and scholarships to recognize exceptional achievements in various areas related to the law.
CBA and CBABC Listservs
Participate in discussions through email with CBA members, tapping into the expertise of colleagues in a new way.
Access CBA's award-winning online collection of articles, tools, and tips to help cope with the day-to-day issues of running a law practice. Topics include billing, marketing, client care and technology, all in the context of helping lawyers strike a balance between work and home life.
The CBA produces a number of useful and informative publications, in print or electronic format, including BarTalk, Code of Professional Conduct, CBA Futures, A Client's Guide to Litigation, CBA PracticeLink and more.
Information Kits and Standard Forms
The CBABC offers members a growing collection of information kits including work life balance, client care, lawyers for literacy and media tips. Real estate standard forms such as the contract of purchase and sale and standard undertakings are also available online to assist you in your practice.
Lawyer Referral Service
The purpose of the Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) is to assist the public in selecting the most appropriate resource for assistance with legal problems. Each year LRS refers thousands of clients to LRS member lawyers.
Legal Careers and Articles Registry
Access employment and volunteer opportunity listings, including BarTalk classified ads and articles available and sought.
The CBA's Preferred Supplier Network is an exclusive group of national companies that provide products and services to enhance members' professional and personal bottom lines. Preferred Suppliers also support the CBA through sponsorship and advertising which contribute to our ability to serve you better. The CBA's Member Service Provider program features companies that offer additional services and discounts to CBA members.
Practice Advisory Panels
Members give practical advice, in substantive areas of law, to assist more junior lawyers. Access the list of lawyers who sit on Practice Advisory Panels, in 45 areas of law. You are welcome to contact panel members by phone or email.
The CBA’s one-stop PD resource site also contains unique features to help manage your credits and remain at the forefront of the changing legal education landscape.
Professional Development Report
CBABC offers automatic tracking of your mandatory professional development hours through this online report.
Student Mentor Program
The CBABC and the Faculty of Law departments at UBC and UVIC offer student mentoring programs for law students.