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The Canadian Bar Association is a professional organization that advocates for all members of the legal profession and for the improved administration of justice in Canadian society.

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Cambridge Analytica: The legal implications for Facebook and everyone else

There are links here to information about lawsuits, fines, who's investigating, the use of data by political campaigns, and more.

March 22, 2018

Reconciliation in Canada's legal system

A CBA-FLSC Ethics Forum in Toronto focused on what steps lawyers and the legal system can take to achieve reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. 


March 16, 2018

Budget 2018: What's in it for justice

The government has pledged new money for Canada's court system, access to justice, and fighting sexual assault and harassment in the workforce.

February 28, 2018

October 6: Criminalization of HIV Non-Disclosure and its Broader Implications

When: Thursday, October 6, 2016, 5:45 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: 20 Toronto Street, 2nd floor, Toronto M5C 2B8

This event on criminal law and HIV includes a film screening and panel discussion.

September 09, 2016

October 3: How to Effectively Represent Teens and Young Adults Seeking Child Support

When: October 3, 2014, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Where: Twenty Toronto Street Conferences and Events, 20 Toronto Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON | M5C 2B8

The program will focus on the representation of young people who are seeking child support from their parents/guardians in family court.

September 26, 2014

Equal Justice: Leading the way

This Canadian Bar Association blog post discusses four resolutions aimed at improving access to justice that the CBA Council has passed.

August 15, 2014

What will it take to fix the most pressing issue facing Canada's justice system - access to justice?

At the Canadian Bar Association's Equal Justice Summit 2013, people were asked what they thought was the biggest barrier to justice in Canada. This video records their answers.

December 17, 2013

Envisioning Equal Justice Initiative - Survey about Legal Aid / Projet Nouveau regard sur l'égalité devant la justice - Sondage sur l'aide juridique

A Canadian Bar Association survey seeks the views of lawyers and non-lawyers who offer legal services to poor and low income populations about equal justice and legal aid.

March 01, 2013

Long-time legal aid leader wins Canadian Bar Association award

Lenny Abramowicz, Executive Director of the Association of Community Legal Clinics of Ontario, has been given the Legal Aid Leader Award by the Canadian Bar Association.

July 18, 2012

Moving Forward on Legal Aid: Research on Needs and Innovative Approaches

The Canadian Bar Association announces the release of Moving Forward on Legal Aid: Research on Needs and Innovative Approaches.

July 13, 2010

CBA expresses appreciation for amendments to Bill C-11, Balanced Refugee Reform Act

The Canadian Bar Association has issued a statement expressing appreciation for the work of the government and opposition parties in reaching agreement on amendments to Bill C-11, the Balanced Refugee Reform Act.

June 09, 2010