Canada Bar Associations


Canada Bar Associations

  • Alberta Bar Association, Calgary

    We are the voice of the legal profession and speak on issues that affect the judiciary, the administration of justice and our profession. The CBA is the premier provider of professional development for lawyers, ensuring that Albertans have the highest quality legal representation. The Alberta Branch promotes the work of lawyers through our public legal education programs and Law Day activities. We assist the public in accessing legal help by providing volunteers to assist non-profit organizations, advocating for expanded legal aid and promoting pro bono work by lawyers. The CBA-Alberta does this and more through the dedication of our members. Lawyers, judges and law students volunteering their time to advance the profession and the public interest.

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  • British Columbia Bar Association, Vancouver

    The goal of the BC Branch of the CBA (CBABC) is to be the primary resource and voice for its members in all issues affecting its members. The delivery of value to all members and the recognition of that value by the membership is paramount.

  • Canadian Bar Association, Ottawa

    The CBA is the essential ally and advocate of all members of the legal profession; it is the voice for all members of the profession and its primary purpose is to serve its members; it is the premier provider of personal and professional development and support to all members of the legal profession; it promotes fair justice systems, facilitates effective law reform, promotes equality in the legal profession and is devoted to the elimination of discrimination; the CBA is a leading edge organization committed to enhancing the professional and commercial interests of a diverse membership and to protecting the independence of the judiciary and the Bar.

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  • Central Alberta Bar Association, Red Deer

    The Central Alberta Bar Association is a professional, voluntary organization whose membership comprises lawyers, judges and law students in the central Alberta region. The Association acts as a liaison between its members and various institutions and organizations such as the Courts, government, the Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Bar Association. The "CABA" also organizes public education events such as the annual Law Day event.

  • Indigenous Bar Association (IBA), Vancouver

    1. To recognize and respect the spiritual basis of our Indigenous laws, customs and traditions. 2. To promote the advancement of legal and social justice for Indigenous peoples in Canada. 3. To promote the reform of policies and laws affecting Indigenous peoples in Canada. 4. To foster public awareness within the legal community, the Indigenous community and the general public in respect of legal and social issues of concern to Indigenous peoples in Canada. 5. In pursuance of the foregoing objects, to provide a forum and network amongst Indigenous lawyers: to provide for their continuing education in respect of developments in Indigenous law; to exchange information and experiences with respect to the application of Indigenous law; and to discuss Indigenous legal issues. 6. To do all such other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects.

  • Jeune Barreau de Québec, Québec

    Le Jeune Barreau de Québec est une association à but non lucratif qui œuvre dans l'intérêt des jeunes avocats depuis 90 ans. Ses membres ont de tout temps marqué la vitalité de la communauté juridique et cela au-delà de leur section locale. D'année en année, le Jeune Barreau de Québec a contribué à la vitalité de la communauté juridique. Par ses actions positives et constructives, il a su se tailler une place importante au sein du Barreau de Québec, de la communauté juridique du Québec et nationale.

  • Law Society of British Columbia, Vancouver

    The Law Society Of British Columbia Is The Regulatory Body For The Bc Legal Profession. The Primary Responsibility Of The Law Society Under The Provincial Legal Profession Act Is To Protect The Public Interest In The Administration Of Justice. The Law Society Of Bc Works To Ensure That The Public Is Well Served By A Legal Profession That Is Honourable, Competent And Independent. The Law Society Sets And Enforces Standards Of Professional Conduct For Lawyers In Bc. The Society Also Brings A Voice To Issues Affecting The Justice System And The Delivery Of Legal Services.

  • Law Society of Manitoba, Winnipeg

    The educational activities of the Law Society of Manitoba are overseen by the Admissions and Education Committee. The primary responsibilities of this committee are Continuing Legal Education programs and the admission of persons to the Bar, which includes the CPLED program, applicants from other Canadian jurisdictions (transfer applications), and members applying for permission to resume active practice.

  • Law Society of New Brunswick, Fredericton

    The Law Society Act (1996) sets out clearly the objects and duties of the Society.

  • Law Society Of Newfoundland & Labrador, St. John's

    The Law Society is the regulatory body for the legal profession in the province and is governed by the Benchers. The President acts as Chair of Benchers meetings, or Convocations, this word used because of Benchers authority to grant degrees in law.

  • Law Society of Nunavut, Iqaluit

    Established In 1999, The Law Society Of Nunavut Is A Self-governing Society Which Derives Its Authority From The Legal Profession Act Of Nunavut. The Law Society Is Responsible For Governing The Legal Profession In The Public Interest According To Nunavut Law And The Law Society's Rules, Regulations, Guidelines And The Canadian Bar Association's Code Of Professional Conduct. It Is Our Responsibility To Ensure That The People Of Nunavut Are Served By Lawyers Who Meet High Standards Of Competence, Learning And Professional Conduct; And, To Uphold The Independence, Integrity And Honour Of The Legal Profession. We Believe That The Public Is Well Served By A Legal Profession That Is Independent, Responsible, And Responsive To The Needs Of The Public It Serves.

  • Law Society of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown

    The Society’s Main Task Is To Regulate The Practice Of Law Within The Province. The Law Society Is Governed By Legislation Passed By The Pei Legislature In 1992 Called The Legal Profession Act. The Act Outlines The Society’s Objectives As: To Uphold And Protect The Public Interest In The Administration Of Justice To Establish Standards For The Education, Professional Responsibility, And Competence Of Members And Applicants For Membership To Ensure The Independence, Integrity And Honour Of The Society And Its Members To Regulate The Practice Of Law To Uphold And Protect The Interests Of Members

  • Law Society of Saskatchewan, Regina

    To govern the legal profession by upholding high standards of competence and integrity; ensuring the independence of the profession; advancing the administration of justice, the profession and the rule of law; all in the public interest.

  • Law Society of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife

    Established in 1978, the Law Society of the Northwest Territories is a self-governing Society which derives its authority from the Legal Profession Act of the Northwest Territories. The Law Society is responsible for governing the legal profession in the public interest according to Northwest Territories law and the Law Society’s rules, regulations, guidelines and Code of Professional Conduct. It is our responsibility to ensure that the people of the Northwest Territories are served by lawyers who meet high standards of competence, learning and professional conduct; and, to uphold the independence, integrity and honour of the legal profession. We believe that the Public is well served by a legal profession that is independent, responsible, and responsive to the needs of the public its serves.

  • Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto

    The Objects Of The Foundation (generally Stated) Are: To Receive Donations And To Maintain Funds To Foster, Encourage And Promote Legal Education In Ontario; To Receive Donations And To Maintain And Use Funds To Provide Financial Assistance To Law Students In Ontario, Including Students In The Society's Bar Admission Course; To Receive Donations And To Maintain And Use Funds For The Restoration And Preservation Of Lands And Buildings Of Historic Significance To Canada's Legal Heritage; To Receive Gifts Of Muniments And Legal Memorabilia Of Interest And Significance To Canada's Legal Heritage And To Maintain A Museum Displaying Such Items; To Receive And Maintain A Collection Of Gifts Of Books And Other Written Material For Use By Educational Institutions In Canada; And, To Receive Donations And Use The Funds For The Administration Of The Lawyers Feed The Hungry Program.

  • Law Society of Yukon, Whitehorse

    The primary duty of our Society is to serve and protect the public interest in the administration of justice and the preservation of individual rights, while respecting the law and the independence of lawyers' relationships with their clients.

  • Manitoba Bar Association, Winnipeg

    The Manitoba Bar Association is a branch of the Canadian Bar Association, which is an organization of lawyers formed to provide support by the profession to the profession, so that it may better serve its members and the public. As a non-profit professional organization, the MBA provides educational and networking opportunities for its members who number approximately 1,200 across Manitoba, including lawyers, articling students, law students, and law professors. The MBA also works to improve the law, strengthen the administration of justice, encourage access to justice for all citizens, and promote equality.

  • New Brunswick Bar Association, Fredericton

    Carry out the objects of the Association to improve the law; to improve the administration of justice; to improve and promote access to justice; to promote equality in the legal profession and in the justice system; to improve and promote the knowledge, skill, ethical standards and well-being of members of the legal profession; to represent the legal profession nationally and internationally; and to promote the interests of members of the Association.

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  • Newfoundland & Labrador Bar Association, St. John's,

    The Canadian Bar Association - Newfoundland & Labrador Branch provides a forum for discussion of current issues affecting the legal profession both locally and nationally while offering personal and professional development services to its members. The Branch also participates in the Continuing Legal Education seminars which are held in co-operation with the Law Society of Newfoundland to better educate lawyers in the Province and keep them updated on current developments in the law. Many members of the Branch participate on local and national committees dealing with law reform and promotion of the legal profession. The Branch also is very active in the community, especially with young people on Law Day.

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  • Northwest Territories Bar Association, Yellowknife

    The objects of the Branch are (a) to promote law reform; (b) to improve the administration of justice at the local, territorial and national level; (c) to promote public discussion of issues pertaining to justice and law reform; (d) to promote equal, safe and speedy access to justice; (e) to improve and promote the knowledge, skill, ethical standards and well-being of all members of the legal profession; (f) to represent the legal profession at the local, territorial and national level; (g) to promote and protect the interests of members of the Branch; (h) to participate in and promote public legal education; (i) to recognize and take into account the unique cultural and linguistic composition of the Northwest Territories in the development and implementation of Association and Branch programs and policies; (j) to work with and, when advisable, enter into agreements with the Law Society of the Northwest Territories for the attainment of these objects; (k) to work with and promote the objects, resolutions, programs and policies of the Association.

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  • Nova Scotia Bar Association, Halifax

    To represent and promote the interests of the legal profession in Nova Scotia on a Provincial and National level. To improve and promote the well-being, knowledge, skills and ethical standards of members of the legal profession. To provide relevant and quality services and benefits to our members. To advance and improve the law and administration of justice. To improve and promote access to justice.

  • Nunavut Bar Association, Iqaluit

    To promote law reform; To improve the administration of justice at the local, territorial and national level; To promote public discussion of issues pertaining to justice and law reform; To promote equal, safe and speedy access to justice; To improve and promote the knowledge, skill, ethical standards and well-being of all members of the legal profession; To represent the legal profession at the local, territorial and national level; To promote and protect the interests of members of the Branch; To participate in and promote public legal education; To recognize and take into account the unique cultural and linguistic composition of the Nunavut in the development and implementation of Association and Branch programs and policies; To work with and, when advisable, enter into agreements with the Law Society of Nunavut for the attainment of these objects; To work with and promote the objects, resolutions, programs and policies of the Association.

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  • Ontario Bar Association, Toronto

    As the voice of the legal profession, the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) advocates on behalf of approximately 16,000 lawyers, judges and law students. One of the key advantages of belonging to the OBA is representation on issues that affect the justice system and the practice of law. As a member of the legal profession, it's important that your interests and those of your colleagues be protected in matters involving the provincial and federal governments. You also have the opportunity to participate in a meaningful way in the public policy process, specifically as it pertains to law reform.

  • Prince Edward Island Bar Association, Charlottetown

    The Prince Edward Island Branch of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA-PEI) is the essentialally of members of the legal profession. CBA-PEI is the voice of and for the profession and its primary purpose is to serve its members. By representing the legal profession with integrity, CBA-PEI builds public understanding and respect for the legal profession and the law. The Branch is committed to providing personal and professional development and support to the legal profession. CBA-PEI is committed to enhancing the professional and commercial interests of a diverse membership in the public and private sectors, and to protecting the independence of the judiciary and the Bar. The Branch promotes fair justice systems, including equal consideration, respect and access, as well as facilitating effective law reform for the benefit of all.

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  • Quebec Bar Association, Montreal

    L’Association du Barreau canadien est l’alliée indispensable et le fervent promoteur de tous les membres de la profession juridique; elle est le porte-parole de la profession juridique et est entièrement vouée au service de ses membres; elle est le principal pourvoyeur de services de perfectionnement et de support professionnel et personnel pour les membres de la profession juridique; elle fait la promotion des systèmes de justice équitable et contribue à la réforme efficace du droit; elle fait la promotion de l’égalité au sein de la profession juridique et se voue à l’élimination de la discrimination; l’ABC est une organisation à la fine pointe qui se consacre prioritairement à défendre et promouvoir les intérêts professionnels et commerciaux de son membership diversifié dans les secteurs public et privé et à protéger l’indépendance de la magistrature et du Barreau.

  • Saskatchewan Bar Association, Saskatoon

    The CBA Saskatchewan Branch of the Canadian Bar Association is an organization of lawyers formed to provide support by the profession to the profession so that it may render better service to its members and the public. This is accomplished by both education and representation to government on topics of current concern.

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  • South Asian Bar Association of British Columbia, Vancouver

    SABABC's mission is to: promote the advancement of lawyers and students of South Asian heritage in the legal profession provide a forum for professional networking, development, and education increase awareness and encourage resolution of issues of concern to the South Asian community support the provision of legal services to and education of the South Asian community about legal issues increase awareness of the legal, political, economic, and cultural environment of South Asia in the local community foster goodwill, fellowship, unity and collegiality among South Asian lawyers and the community

  • Vancouver Bar Association (VBA), Vancouver

    The Vancouver Bar Association, Also Known As The Vba, Was Founded In 1892 And Is A Voluntary Association Of Approximately 2,500 Lawyers From The County Of Vancouver. The Various Activities Of The Vba Are Directed At Fulfilling The Purposes Of The Vba, As Described By Its Constitution: To Advance And Protect The Interest Of The Members Of The Legal Profession Residing Or Practicing In The County Of Vancouver, Province Of British Columbia; To Foster Harmonious Relations And Cordial Intercourse Among Its Members; To Uphold The Honour And Dignity Of The Profession Of The Law; To Encourage A High Standard Of Legal Education, Training And Ethics; To Cooperate With The Law Society Of British Columbia And With The Benchers Thereof And With Other Associations Of Lawyers In The Furtherance Of Any Of The Objects Of The Association; To Circulate Among Its Members Information On All Matters Affecting The Legal Profession; And To Print, Publish, Issue And Circulate Such Papers, Periodicals, Magazines, Books, Circulars And Other Literary Undertakings As May Seem Conducive To Any Of The Above Objects.

  • Victoria Bar Association, Victoria

    The Victoria Bar Association(the "VBA")is the local bar association in Victoria, British Columbia.

  • Young Bar Association of Montreal (YBAM), Montreal

    Our mission is twofold. On one hand, we strive to protect and promote our members' interests. The YBAM continues to be the main and unavoidable stakeholder for upholding the interests of members. On the lther hand, we provide free of charge legal consulting and legal education services to various lawyers of society, and set up and coordinate non-profit and charitable activities. Thus, we aim at making the judicial system more widely accessible and contributing to the public wellbeing.

  • Yukon Bar Association, Whitehorse

    The objectives of the Branch are: To promote law reform; To improve the administration of justice at the local, territorial and national level; To promote public discussion of issues pertaining to justice and law reform; To promote equal and speedy access to justice; To improve and promote the knowledge, skill, ethical standards and well-being of all members of the Branch; To represent the membership of the Branch at the local, territorial and national level; To promote and protect the interests of members of the Branch; To participate in and promote public legal education; To recognize and take into account the unique cultural and linguistic composition of the Yukon; To work with and, when advisable, enter into agreements with the Law Society of the Yukon for the attainment of these objects; To work with and promote the objects, resolutions, programs and policies of the Association.

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