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Canadian Bar Association Alberta Branch tells provincial electoral candidates: Justice Matters

  • April 23, 2015

(Calgary, Alberta) – Funding for legal aid and the drug treatment courts, maintaining Alberta’s land titles system, and new legislation to deal with the property distribution of unmarried couples upon the dissolution of the relationship are among the justice issues which should be on voters’ radar in this provincial election, says Steve Mandziuk, QC, President of the Alberta Branch of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA Alberta).

CBA Alberta Access to Justice Committee releases Limited Scope Retainer report

  • December 17, 2013

(Calgary, AB) – The Access to Justice Committee of the Canadian Bar Association Alberta Branch has released a special electronic publication devoted to the topic of Limited Scope Retainers. The concept of limited scope retainers can be an attractive option for individuals seeking legal representation who may not be able to afford the cost of hiring lawyer on a general retainer...

From the PD Manager | February 12, 2024

Since starting as the Manager of Professional Development at CBA Alberta in March 2023, I have been working hard to plan and deliver more PD programming outside of Sections for you. I have lots of new PD programs lined up and more are on the way. This is in addition to the top-notch PD already being offered by our hard-working Sections.

From the PD Manager | March 11, 2024

Late last year CBA Alberta did a PD survey and you told us that you want to learn more about technology. We heard you loud and clear. And just like that [fingers snap], next month we will be launching an innovative new technology series designed especially for lawyers called the Modern Lawyer Series. That’s the power of surveys.

From the PD Manager | April 8, 2024

You may have already heard that CBA Alberta has rolled out a new PD series called the Alberta Lawyer Insight Series (ALIS). But what do you know about it? ALIS is an online PD series so you’ll be able to participate no matter where you are in Alberta. And all ALIS webinars are free for CBA members – just one of the many benefits of CBA membership. I’ve got a couple of fantastic speakers lined for the next two ALIS webinars, which are both coming up in May. You won’t want to miss them.

From the PD Manager | May 6, 2024

Did you know that your CBA membership gives you access to PD from across Canada? No matter what your practice area or level of experience, you’ll find PD that meets your needs on CBA’s searchable cross-country PD website –