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Resolutions at the AGM

SPOTLIGHT ON RESOLUTIONS AT THE AGM

Resolutions are one of the ways the Canadian Bar Association creates policy – and they’re a great way for members to get involved in the process. Resolutions are being done a bit differently this year – read on to find out what’s new.


ADVOCACY


CBA Influence

CBA INFLUENCE

Check out the latest issue of CBA Influence, a monthly newsletter about CBA initiatives, submissions, interventions and comments on public policy. This newsletter provides a 360-degree look at both our current advocacy work, and opportunities for the CBA to get involved.


Maple Leaf

HELP WANTED: LEADERS LIKE YOU

You’ve been honing your skills – in leadership, judgment, assessing complex legal issues. You want new challenges. Interested in being Chairperson of the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, or Ombudsperson for National Defence and Canadian Forces? How about a seat on the federal bench? Well step right up – those positions and more are open, all you need to do is apply. Check out federal appointment opportunities and open positions on the bench. The government considers bilingual proficiency and diversity in filling these positions. Are they looking for you? Look here for provincial and territorial opportunities.


GOVERNANCE


Jeff Howe

FROM THE BOARD: JEFF HOWE

Jeff Howe has been quite engaged by his tenure on the CBA Board of Directors, which is in its second and final year. But we’ll let him tell you about it.


News


Touchstones Aniversary

REPORT FROM THE TOUCHSTONES ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION

An event presented by the national Women Lawyers Forum and the OBA-WLF in October celebrated the 25th anniversary of the release of the Touchstones for Change report, as well as the founding of the OBA Section. We have a report on the event, and pictures of some of the members of the original task force.


Laura MacLean

ESCAPES AND OPPORTUNITIES: IS YLIP RIGHT FOR YOU?

Laura MacLean had dreamed of a career promoting human rights and social justice issues around the globe. While law school showed her that she might not be cut out for that sort of lifestyle after all, she says the CBA Young Lawyers International Program was made for people who, like her, have a passion for adventure and a desire to work in human rights.


Women Lawyers

WOMEN LAWYERS WIN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

This year’s winner of the National Sections Council Award of Excellence is the Women Lawyers Forum, recognized for its outstanding contribution of a National Section in providing service to members and furthering the objectives of the Association. Read on for more.


Self-Identify

STAND AND BE COUNTED IN: IDENTIFY YOURSELF

Data is an important factor when it comes to diversity and inclusion initiatives. Gathering statistics on our membership will help us gain a clearer understanding of trends in the profession and to develop appropriate programming. Please visit cba.org/identify to let us know – confidentially – a little more about you.


Call for Nominations

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – FOUNDERS’ AWARD

The CBA Immigration Law Section is accepting nominations for its Founders’ Award. This award recognizes an exceptional law student or junior lawyer and a future leader of our Section. The successful candidate will be recognized at our National Immigration Law Conference in May 2019.


CBA Advantage

CBA BRINGS ON 1-800-MEMBERS TO MANAGE ADVANTAGE PROGRAM

The Canadian Bar Association has outsourced its preferred supplier program, CBA Advantage, to 1-800-MEMBERS, industry experts in member benefit (or member savings) programs.


PD

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WEBINARS

Does your Section have a conference this fall? Looking for a way to fill some CLE hours? Here’s a list of upcoming conferences and webinars.


Editor: Kim Covert

Production: Rose Wilson