The Canadian Bar Association (CBA) is the largest professional association for lawyers in Canada. They have been championing Canadian lawyers and Canadian law since 1896. They are the face, the voice, and the future of this country’s leading legal minds.
As the standard-bearer for their profession, they have a national office in Ottawa and branches in every province and territory. Membership is voluntary in all but New Brunswick, where participation is mandatory through an agreement with the Law Society. Their members stand at the forefront of Canada’s legal profession.
The Canadian Bar Association is a professional, voluntary organization formed in 1896 to serve as the voice for all members of the Canadian legal profession.
The Association has been in continuous existence in its present form since 1914. It was incorporated by a Special Act of Parliament on April 15, 1921.
The CBA is a professional organization that provides educational and networking opportunities for lawyers. Representing more than 36,000 lawyers, judges, notaries, law teachers, and law students from across Canada, the CBA is committed to enhancing the professional and commercial interests of a diverse membership and to protecting the independence of the judiciary and the Bar.