The Canadian Bar Association Legal Conference, officially August 14-16, 2015, is under way in Calgary. According to the conference program, CBA Leaders are meeting and working together in anticipation of the conference’s continuing education ad wider networking elements that kick off on Thursday evening.
Before the opening reception on Thursday evening, important work of the association takes place. On August 13, there is a council meeting with a very full agenda. The day includes Resolutions, an update on the Futures initiative (which has also been so ably debated and disseminated at Slaw and through other social media), a discussion of Re-Think, and reports from a wide variety of CBA internal and affiliated groups. If I was eligible to be a CBA member, this council meeting would be the most important date on my calendar.
The Resolutions (available for download) offer extremely interesting reading, and I praise the CBA for making these open for observation. For outward facing resolutions, those not dealing with the business of the association, but rather issues that the legal community and in particular the CBA find it relevant to comment on – like Physician-Assisted Dying – there is even an element of research convenience. Have a look at the resolution, particularly section 6 of the submission document, page 4 and 5 of the PDF link. This section of the submission is for “information not appearing on the face of the Resolution which might assist Council deliberations” and is a valuable collection of links and material that lay the framework for the resolution.
I will be attending the conference this year to act as host for the Canadian Association of Law Libraries presence in the Marketplace. Come by and say hello.
Not able to attend? The designated Twitter hashtag for the conference is #CBALC.