2020

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New judicial appointment to help clear traffic court backlog

  • September 21, 2020

Catherine Kinahan has been appointed as judicial justice. After earning her law degree from the University of British Columbia, she was called to the bar in 1981. She was a City of Vancouver lawyer from 1985 to 2017, including her role as assistant director, enforcement and bylaw prosecutions. Prior to that, she worked as Crown counsel in Vancouver.

How COVID-19 will change legal innovation

  • September 14, 2020

When the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) released its Legal Futures report in 2014, it identified cloud-based technologies, online learning, electronic filing and videoconferencing as disruptive forces that could alter the practice of law but also presented “significant opportunities” for the lawyers who embraced them. 

Legal bodies call for greater diversity on federal courts

  • September 14, 2020

Three dozen legal associations and advocacy groups have sent a letter to Canada’s attorney general calling for current judicial vacancies at the Federal Court to be filled with judges of colour as a way of increasing racial diversity on the bench.

Appointing BIPOC Candidates to the Federal Judiciary

  • September 14, 2020

"We are writing on behalf of the Canadian Bar Association to urge you to appoint Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) candidates to the Supreme Court of Canada and other federal judicial positions."