by Patricia Jordan
The Canadian Bar Association (CBA) welcomes you. With over 37,000 members, the CBA is the largest volunteer association representing the legal profession’s interests in Canada. As a member of the CBA, you join an innovative organization committed to enhancing the professional and commercial interests of a diverse membership and protecting the independence of the judiciary and the Bar.
The CBA mandate is excellence in service to the members and compelling advocacy in the interests of the legal profession. We have the reputation, expertise and infrastructure to help you make the most of being part of Canada’s legal profession. Visit the CBA online at www.cba.org/bc to join online.
CBA Membership Has Its Advantages
CBA membership is a privilege available only to members of the legal profession. Membership gives you access to legal information, direct services, collegial events and active participation in policy and law reform both at home and abroad. We offer the widest array of opportunities for lawyers to be heard, to learn and to stay connected.
Law School Students
As a law school student, you can enjoy all the benefits of CBA membership for just $20. Join and take advantage of everything the CBA has to offer you, including legal updates, networking and access to a variety of benefits and services such as Sections, practice advisory panels, publications and online resources, member services, and much more. For more information, visit “Law Student and Young Lawyer Resources” in “Practice Resources” at www.cba.org/bc.
Canadian Corporate Counsel Association
CBA members have the option of joining the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA) at no charge. The CCCA is the only member organization in Canada providing a dedicated national forum and voice for in-house counsel and their lawyers. Visit www.cancorpcounsel.org to learn more.
Joining the CBA couldn’t be easier. Membership is just a few clicks away with the convenient online form at www.cba.org in “Membership.” The whole process takes just a few minutes. You can pay online through secured access by Visa or MasterCard or by cheque. The CBA also has the economical option of paying by monthly instalments.
Update Your Member Profile Online
Current CBA members can update their profile, including address and practice information, using the online form at www.cba.org in “Membership.” Or you can send your updated information to Jineane Payne, CBABC Database Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For detailed information about fees and eligibility, payment options, member savings and benefits, special programs and more, visit “Membership” at www.cba.org/bc.
Patricia Jordan is the CBABC Manager, Interactive Media. She welcomes your comments, questions and suggestions. Tel: 604-646-7861 E-mail: email@example.com
This article was published in the December 2006 issue of BarTalk. © 2006 The Canadian Bar Association. All rights reserved.