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CBA urges federal candidates to advocate for legal aid, launches social media campaign
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Canadian Bar Association national president, Ray Adlington, said the organization has developed an online letter writing tool to help its members reach their local politicians. ‘I did my letter and had it sent to the five registered candidates in my riding. It took me three minutes to prepare,’ he explained.

Friday, June 14, 2019 @ 9:38 AM

The Canadian Bar Association (CBA) is mobilizing to put legal aid on the radar of candidates running in the 2019 federal election. On June 13, the organization launched a social media campaign with the hashtag #LegalAidMatters to rally the profession to the cause. The CBA’s national president, Ray Adlington, along with all 13 CBA branch presidents have also written an open letter to federal party leaders urging them to “commit to access to justice for all Canadians.” ... [read more]

OBA president commends profession for ‘stepping up’ to support Robe Bank Lynne Vicars sm

Monday, June 17, 2019 @ 9:34 AM

The Ontario Bar Association (OBA) celebrated the launch of its Robe Bank on June 12, matching lawyers who wanted to donate robes to recent calls in need. “It was absolutely fantastic,” said OBA president Lynne Vicars, about the launch. ... [read more]

Manitoba plans to ‘modernize’ courts, but questions remain Cliff_Cullen_sm

Friday, June 14, 2019 @ 12:17 PM

Details such as start date and cost remain unknown in Manitoba’s bid to replace its old and fragmented court system with computerized management. The province’s government announced on May 28 its plans to “modernize Manitoba’s courts through the development of an Integrated Case Management System (ICMS),” integrated computer technology linking courts across the province. ... [read more]