CBA News - Current Edition

Tamra Thomson

SPOTLIGHT ON ADVOCACY

Tamra Thomson’s been doing advocacy with the CBA for nearly 24 years, but in her new position of Executive Director of Advocacy she’ll also spend her time looking at the bigger picture, including encouraging more members to participate in the process. It’s not about change so much as evolution, she says.


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 chairing the Canadian Race Relations Foundation? How about serving as Commissioner of Competition? Think you’re ready for 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


Ray Adlington

MEET THE NEW CBA PRESIDENT

While you were off marking the end of summer on Labour Day Weekend, Ray Adlington quietly became the CBA’s new President, Vivene Salmon the new Vice-President, and six new members joined the Board of Directors. Read on for details.


René Basque

BY THE BOARD: Q&A WITH RENÉ BASQUE

What does sitting on the CBA Board of Directors mean in real terms? We asked former President René Basque, whose term on the Board ended Aug. 31, about his experience.


Joan Bercovitch

CBA BIDS ADIEU TO DEPUTY CEO JOAN BERCOVITCH

Joan Bercovitch, a driving force in the CBA for the past 24 years, has left the CBA as part of the restructuring at the national office.


News


CBA National Magazine

CBA NATIONAL TURNS THE PAGE

After 42 years in print, CBA National magazine is moving to an all-new digital platform. Our last print edition was our Summer 2018 issue. In the coming months, we will be focusing on redesigning the existing digital publication, growing our online presence and stepping up our recruitment of op-ed contributors. More from Senior Editor Yves Faguy here.


SCC

SUPREME COURT OF CANADA AGENTS SURVEY

Agents have been a requirement for parties to an appeal or reference before the Supreme Court since the 1880s. At a time when all court filings were done by correspondence, it was helpful to have a lawyer with Ottawa know-how offering a helping hand. But can the cost be justified now that filings can be done electronically? As the court looks at evolving the role of agents, the CBA Supreme Court of Canada Liaison Committee would like to hear what members think. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey.


John McLean

INSOLVENCY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

John McLean, a Dalhousie Law graduate who’s been practising insolvency law in Vancouver for the last 41 years, is this year’s recipient of the National Bankruptcy & Insolvency Section Lifetime Achievement Award.


Theo Milosevic

JAMES H. BOCKING MEMORIAL AWARD 2018 WINNING PAPER

The CBA Competition Law Section has announced this year’s winner of the James H. Bocking Memorial Award.


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. Read on for more information.


CBA Awards

NEW CBA AWARDS DEADLINE

Since the CBA annual meeting now takes place in February instead of August, the deadline for nominations for a number of awards has been changed this year to October 15.


Time to Renew!

BACK TO WORK TO-DO: TAP INTO CBA PRACTICE RESOURCES

Feeling recharged after summer vacation? Now’s a good time to plan your back to work to-do list to make the most of the months ahead. It’s also the perfect time to renew with us.


CBA 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