December 2023

It's Okay Not to Be Okay

Lawyers are experiencing mental illness at unsettling levels, and yet many of us are reluctant to seek help. According to the National Study on Wellness in the Legal Profession, 46.8% of legal...

Scott Morishita

October 2023

Opening Up About Mental Health

Lawyers are struggling with their mental health.In October 2022, the National Study on Wellness in the Legal Profession released its findings. According to the study, 57% of us have experienced...

Scott Morishita

August 2023

And That’s a Wrap!

As many past CBABC presidents will tell you (and as you might expect), your term as president is a bit of a whirlwind and feels over before you know it. It seems a little early to try and make...

Aleem Bharmal, KC

April 2023

Lawyers and Climate Change

Over the past two years, two resolutions put forward by concerned lawyers, both confirming the systemic and devastating impacts of climate change and urging the profession to engage with this...

Aleem Bharmal, KC

February 2023

The Innovative Legal Practice

It goes without saying that the present rate of technological change is breathtaking and only accelerating. The potential implications for the business of law are deep and wide-ranging. The...

Aleem Bharmal, KC

October 2022

An Inflection Point

As I assume the CBABC presidency for the 2022-23 term, a phrase that keeps recurring in my conversations with other lawyers and judges about the current state of our profession and the judiciary...

Aleem Bharmal, KC