The Canadian Hispanic Bar Association (CHBA) 2023 Social in Quebec is happening on May 26th, 2023, at 2020 Boulevard Robert-Bourassa, Suite 2040. It will be the CHBA’s FIRST QUEBEC MEET-UP and you won’t want to miss it!The event will run from 5:00-7:00pm and refreshments/snacks will be served. Be sure to register to save your spot as tickets will go fast! Tickets are free.The CHBA Board is excited to see you all there for a fun night of networking and will answer any questions you may have.Join us! Link to Register: https://lnkd.in/gfj_Suhf--
La rencontre sociale 2023 de le Canadian Hispanic Bar Association (CHBA) au Québec aura lieu le 26 mai 2023, au 2020, boulevard Robert-Bourassa, bureau 2040. Ce sera la première rencontre de l'ABHC au Québec et vous ne voudrez pas la manquer !L'événement se déroulera de 17 h à 19 h et des rafraîchissements et des collations seront servis. Assurez-vous de vous inscrire pour garder votre place, car les billets s'envolent rapidement ! Les billets sont gratuits.Le conseil d'administration de le CHBA est impatient de vous voir tous pour une nuit amusante de réseautage et répondra à toutes les questions que vous pourriez avoir.Rejoignez-nous ! Lien pour s'inscrire: https://lnkd.in/gfj_Suhf
The Canadian Hispanic Bar Association (CHBA) 2023 Social is happening on February 8th, 2023 at Frisaca Restaurant Bar!
The event will begin at 6:30pm and food/drinks will be served.
Be sure to register to save your spot as tickets will go fast! Tickets are free.
The CHBA Board is excited to see you all there for a fun night!
Link to register: https://lnkd.in/gejPFvYC
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This is the perfect event for new calls/junior lawyers to learn about working as an in-house lawyer in Toronto. Although the Panel Presentation is geared towards students and newer calls, all CHBA members are welcome to attend!
Location: 📍In-Person - First Canadian Place, 100 King Street, Toronto, ON, 21st Floor Grey/Vanier Room;Virtual - Link to follow upon registration.
Time:⌚3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Speakers: 🎤 Andres Duran, Senior Vice President, Legal Services at EllisDon; Julian Perez, Chief Legal Officer, dentalcorp; Julie Grajales, Counsel, Legal & Regulatory Compliance, BMO Financial Group.
Light refreshments will be served for both Panel Presentation and Networking Event, for those attending in-person. See you there!
Hosted by the Canadian Institute, the 2ndAnnual Advanced Administrative Law & Practice conference returns foranother exciting year with curated programming that will address the mostcritical challenges affecting professionals working in the administrative andregulatory sectors.
Taking place on October 26 – 27, 2022 at Sheraton Ottawa Hotel, this year’s conference is co-chaired by Michael H. Morris, Senior GC at Justice Canada and Lori Sterling, Senior Counsel at Bennett Jones and former Associate Deputy Minister Justice Canada.
Additional highlights include:
· Keynote address presented by Marie-Claude Landry Ad. E., Chief Commissioner at Canadian Human Rights Commission.
· Ensuring Procedural Fairness for Self-Represented Litigants: How Administrative Bodies Can Walk the Line Between Passive and Active Participants
· Meeting The Duty to Accommodate Mandate and Ensuring Access to Justice Amid Technology Barriers in Virtual Courtroom Proceedings
· Privacy and Confidentiality Versus the Open Court Principal: Determining When the Open Court Policy Applies and to Whom
· How to Balance Oversight Deliberative Process Privilege While Ensuring Board and Tribunal Members Adhere to High Standards of Conduct
· How Administrative Bodies Can Reduce Barriers to Hiring and Retaining Effective Employees and Maximize Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Best Practices under the Public Service Employment Act Amendments
Join senior executives and members of administrative tribunals, their legal counsel, government, agency, and commission lawyers, and more, as they share critical insights and best practices for ensuring access to justice in an ever-evolving technical world.
The CHBA has partnered with the Canadian Institute (CI) to provide one* CHBA Student Member a scholarship to attend the CI’s 22nd Annual Conference on Advanced Administrative Law & Practice on October 26-27th.(*with an option for a second student if there is significant interest amongst our student members)
To be considered for this scholarship, please note the following:
The CHBA Board will select and announce the scholarship winner(s) by September 16th, 2022. Good luck to those applying!
View the agenda and speakers on CI’s website and register today!
Save 10% with the CHBA promo code:D10-999-CHBA
Join the American Bar Association (ABA) for a musical event to raise awareness and support for the ABA Commission on Hispanic Rights and Responsibilities.
Registration is complimentary.
• Become a sponsor: Supporting the Hispanic Commission means you are supporting our work including CLE programs on issues affecting the Hispanic community, free member benefit webinars, ABA policy that helps strengthen justice for Hispanics and so much more!
Become a sponsor at https://www.americanbar.org/.../cinco-de-musica-flyer-hc.pdf
• Introductory remarks by CHBA's President
• CHBA's website launch with Web Developer comments on main features
• CHBA Board announcements
• Networking session
Join the Law Society of Ontario and the Canadian Hispanic Bar Association (virtually) on Tuesday, Oct 20th @ 5:30pm EST to celebrate Latin American Heritage Month in Canada! This year's program will feature a panel on judicial diversity, with a special keynote address by Judge Peter M. Reyes, Jr., of the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Musical performance by the Payadora Tango Ensemble. No te lo pierdas! Register at https://lnkd.in/gdfBH9s.This is a free event that also qualifies for EDI Professionalism hours.
LEGAL SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS 2.0Environmental Issues in North America During COVID-19 - Perspectives from the U.S., Canada, and MexicoPart 3 of 3Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 12:00 PM (CT) / 1:00PM (EST - Toronto time) DescriptionThis webinar will provide an overview of the impact of COVID-19 on energy production, natural resource exploitation, economic prosperity, and environmental conservation issues in remote and northern indigenous communities across Canada, the U.S., ane Mexico. The panel will also provide an update on the current legal frameworks governing indigenous rights and environmental abuses by transnational energy and natural resource extraction companies.This webinar will feature an introduction from ABA President Trish Refo and will feature attorneys from Canada, the US, and Mexico.This program is part 3 of 3 of the ABA Hispanic Commission's Digital Legal Summit of the Americas 2.0. For information on all three programs and last years Legal Summit of the Americas please visit: Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities' Legal Summit page.PLEASE NOTE THIS PROGRAM IS NOT FOR CLE CREDIT.CART services will be available.Register here - https://americanbar.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__TOBZonvRz-r2sUZ8PHMQASpeakersBryan Buttigieg, Miller ThomsonMichael Gerard, Columbia Law School, New York, NYSandra Gogal, Miller ThomsonFederico Ruanova-Guinea, Baker McKenzieModeratorElí Salomón, ABA YLD liaison to the ABA Hispanic CommissionCo-SponsorsABA Section of Civil Rights and Social JusticeThe Canadian Bar Association
This webinar will look at recent political developments and legal trends affecting business and cross-border industries during CoVid-19 in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. This webinar will feature an introduction from ABA Executive Director Jack Rives and will feature attorneys from Canada, the US, and Mexico.This program is part 2 of 3 of the ABA Hispanic Commission's Digital Legal Summit of the Americas 2.0. For information on all three programs and last years Legal Summit of the Americas please visit:To register, please visit: https://americanbar.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Wdhg4501RuqKbgVfVxMsQQSpeakers include:- Nicolas Guzman – Partner, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP- Teresa Lamus, Sr. Legal Counsel, Accenture- Jorge A. Tenorio Coronado, Founding Partner, Tenorio Abogados SC- Mark Warner, Principal, MAAW LawModerated by:Rudy Monterrosa, Jr., Founding Attorney, Monterrosa Law Group, LLCCo-Sponsors:ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social JusticeThe Canadian Bar Association
The Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL), the Canadian Hispanic Bar Association (CHBA), and Inside Out present:OUR DANCE OF REVOLUTION (Live tweet/watch party)Directed by Philip Pike, Our Dance of Revolution tells the story of how Black queer folks in Toronto faced every adversity, from invisibility to police brutality, and rose up to become a vibrant community.Capturing first-person accounts across a span of four decades, this feature-length documentary is ore than a previously untold oral history, more than a declaration of unsung people and events.Tuesday, June 30th @ 7pmWe invite all those interested to start the film at the same time and then to keep up with our live-tweet discussion using the hashtag #CABLCHBAPride on Twitter throughout the film’s 102 minute running time.In order to join us, make sure to follow these steps:1. Visit http://insideout.ca/watch-online/ to access the film online;2. Click “Buy tickets” for Our Dance of Revolution;3.Use the code IORBC30 and click “apply” at check out to watch this film for FREE;4. Access the film beforehand so you are ready to join us at 7pm EST; and5. Join the conversation using the #CABLCHBAPride hashtag on Twitter.We look forward to enjoying the film with you all!p.s. If you haven’t already, consider becoming a member or making a donation to Inside Out (https://insideout.ca/join-support/). Queer film is essential!
Join the ABA's Hispanic Commission for a special webinar event!"North American Immigration during Covid-19 – Perspectives from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico"Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:00 AM Central Time (Chicago), 12:00 PM (Toronto/Mexico City)
Register here: https://americanbar.zoom.us/…/reg…/WN_laaSU0PGRcaDVDEPUMVlIASpeakers are:- Guadalupe Perez, Staff Attorney, National Immigration Justice Centre, Chicago- César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, Associate Professor of Law, University of Denver- Ravi Jain, Partner, Green & Spiegel, Toronto- María Elena Abraham, Associate, Santamarina + Steta, Mexico City- Elba Gutierrez, Associate, Greenberg Taurig, Mexico CityThis webinar will provide an overview of the impact of COVID-19 on immigration in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada and what legal practitioners can expect in this area moving forward.This webinar will feature an introduction from ABA President Judy Perry Martinez and will feature attorneys from Canada, the US, and Mexico. Discussion will be moderated by Caroline Shoenberger, Chief Executive Officer, Shoenberger Public Interest Law Foundation.
A free webinar is brought to you by Deloitte and the Canadian Hispanic Bar Association.Learn about accounting concepts & techniques used in litigation accounting.Eligible for 1.75 CPD professionalism hours from the LSO.Register here.
The Women Lawyers Forum at the Ontario Bar Association is proud to announce the Women Lawyers Forum Student Mix and Mingle in collaboration with Osgoode Women’s Network. This drop-in style event is an opportunity to meet and network with practicing women lawyers and other law students in the GTA. The event is open to anyone interested and is taking place on Monday March 9, 2020 between 5:30pm – 8:30 pm. The following is a link to purchase a ticket, and all tickets come with 1 complimentary drink ticket: https://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=ON_ON20WLF02TAn OBA Membership is free to all students and anyone can use the following link to register for a membership to take advantage of the membership cost of a ticket: https://www.oba.org/studentjoinWe hope to see you there!
Feliz Navidad Everyone!We wish to invite you all to our annual holiday party welcoming both members and non-members of the Canadian Hispanic Bar Association.Please join us at Vos Restaurante. Appetizers to be served throughout the night. Cash bar available.Tickets are available at:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/canadian-hispanic-bar-association-holiday-fiesta-tickets-79970374543
Lynn Barr-Telford, Director General at Statistics Canada’s Health, Justice and Special Surveys, will present the awards at TD Bank’s “10 most influential Hispanic Canadians” on Tuesday, November 19 in Toronto. Barr-Telford will also release the latest ‘Profile of the Hispanic community in Canada’ based on the 2016 census. John Zimmerman, Director for Ontario at Global Affairs Canada, is providing due diligence in the judging process. Media across and community associations are invited to partner for this 13th edition of the awards. Tickets costs $50 per person if purchased before October 25 ($60 after).The “10 most” is presented by TD Bank with the support of Copa Airlines, the Global University Systems, International Language School of Canada - ILAC, and Ryerson University. The event is run by the Canadian Hispanic Business Alliance, this year once again in cooperation with the Canadian Hispanic Congress and the most important community associations in Canada.More details at: www.HispanicBusiness.caThe Fermenting Cellar28 Distillery LaneToronto, ON M5A3CMembers of the CHBA have been invited to attend. As such, you can purchase a ticket a discounted rate. Please send us an email to get the discount code.
ADVOCACY SKILLS TRAINING SERIES FOR MEMBERS OF ROUNDTABLE OF DIVERSITY ASSOCIATIONS
Organized in collaboration with the Court of Appeal for Ontario and The Advocates’ Society
This three-part series is designed to provide skills training and mentoring to advocates from communities represented in the Roundtable of Diversity Associations (RODA) and to educate faculty about the unique issues facing advocates from these communities. The desired outcomes of this program are:
To foster an environment for continued, meaningful dialogue between communities represented in RODA, the bench, and other members of the bar.
To provide communities represented in RODA with a unique training and mentoring opportunity that will enhance their advocacy skills, and provide them with practical advocacy tips and strategies that can be incorporated into their practices.
This three-part program is limited to 32 participants who have been invited to participate on recommendation of their RODA organization. All participants must commit to attending all three parts of the program. This program is best suited for advocates in their third to tenth year of practice who are members of communities represented in RODA and who would benefit from participating in this program. Faculty will include judges of the Court of Appeal for Ontario, The Advocates’ Society’s skills instructors, and senior members of organizations represented in RODA.
The total cost to attend the entire series is $175 + HST.
Monday, November 18, 2019 – 5:30pm - 7:30pm: Town Hall
The Town Hall will provide an opportunity for participants to discuss their experiences in the justice system and for faculty to learn about these experiences. A panel discussion will be followed by an “open-mike” forum. Participants may bring questions and comments or submit them anonymously in advance. Discussion points from the Town Hall will be used to help generate topics for the Mentoring Dinner. [Estimated Eligible CPD Hours*: 2.0 EDI Professionalism Hours]
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 – 6:00pm - 8:30pm: Mentoring Dinner
The Mentoring Dinner will feature a panel discussion followed by a series of roundtable discussions where faculty members will act as mentors. Participants will be encouraged to share their views on the topics and solicit general or practice-specific advice from mentors, including about relevant advocacy tools and skills. Discussion points from the Mentoring Dinner, as well as the Town Hall, will help to inform the Advocacy Skills Training Program.
[Estimated Eligible CPD Hours*: 1.0 EDI Professionalism Hour; 1.0 Professionalism Hour]
Saturday, May 9, 2020 – 9:00am – 1:00pm or 5:00pm (TBD): Advocacy Skills Training Program
The Advocacy Skills Training Program will allow participants to develop, improve and hone their advocacy skills. Participants will prepare and practise their advocacy skills based on a simulated case file and receive immediate feedback from faculty.
[Estimated Eligible CPD Hours*: At least 0.5 EDI Professionalism Hour; 0.5 Professionalism Hour; 2.5 Substantive Hour]
* These estimates are subject to confirmation as the program draws nearer.
The Advocates’ Society has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the Law Society of Ontario.
Bank of Montreal (BMO) is partnering with the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL) and the Canadian Hispanic Bar Association (CHBA) to present a Speed Mentoring Event to students (law students, articling students, and NCA students).Join us for an evening of mentorship, idea sharing and networking. Raise your profile, expand your network, and gain a well-rounded professional perspective by engaging with our mentors from a variety of practice areas.
Please don't forget to register. Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
On November 2, 2019, one of our CHBA members, Claudia Falquez as part of the Canadian Colombian Children's Organization will be hosting a fundraising event for displaced children in Colombia. If you wish to attend or get involved, click on the link below.http://theccco.org/wp/index.php/attend-our-events/
As it prepares for its first incoming class in 2020, the Ryerson Faculty of Law has already set out a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). EDI has become a central concern in the legal profession. At the same time, law schools are striving to offer JD programs that appeal to the full spectrum of Canadian society and expose their law students to the diverse needs and perspectives of different Canadian communities. In collaboration with a range of legal associations, the one-day conference will provide an on-the-ground look at the advancement of EDI within these various interconnected settings and professional contexts. To be held at Ryerson University in Toronto, it will welcome 150 lawyers, judges, academics and equity officers from across the Country.
Location: Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management, 7th floor
Hispanic Heritage Month Program 2019Canada and the Americas: The Legal Dimensions of Mobility and MigrationJoin the Law Society of Ontario and the Canadian Hispanic Bar Association on October 15, 2019, for our annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.This year’s program will feature a panel discussion with immigration and refugee law experts on Latin American migration to Ontario. The panelists will discuss the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement, ongoing access to justice issues, and opportunities for economic migration. The panel discussion will be followed by a networking reception.Save the DateOctober 15, 2019Panel discussion: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.Reception: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. W., TorontoSpeakers include:
RSVPThis public event is free, but space is limited and registration is required. For additional information, and to register, please visit:email@example.com | 416-947-3413 | 1-800-668-7380, ext. 3413Photographs and video taken at this public event will be used in Law Society and partner organization print and online publications.
Join us at Gowling WLG to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Ottawa!
Date & Time:
Wed, October 9, 20195:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
Gowling WLG160 Elgin Street#2600Ottawa, ON K1P 1C3
To sign up, please visit Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hispanic-heritage-month-celebration-in-ottawa-sponsored-by-gowling-wlg-tickets-73998897695?aff=efbneb
Admission is free, but space is limited. Please register in advance.
Join FACL on September 27, 2019 for a panel discussion on working in Canada as a lawyer with English as a Second Language.Event Schedule
Date: Friday, September 27, 2019
4:30-5:00 PM - Registration
5:00 - 6:00 PM - Panel discussion
6:00 PM onwards - Meet and greet at Craft Beer Market (1 Adelaide Street East, Toronto)
Numbers are important. Rules are important. Balance relevant information when making life-changing decisions. The Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Counsel (TRIEC) invites you to a Zoom webinar.Register in advance at:https://triec.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Y6m8nn5ZSSaV8iHg-dyi2A After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
A special meeting of Convocation is scheduled for Wednesday, September 11, 2019 to continue the consideration of the matter of the Statement of Principles at the Law Society of Ontario. Please note that Convocation will be held in the Lamont Learning Centre, on the first floor of Osgoode Hall at 130 Queen Street West, Toronto. Doors will open at 8:00 Am. Convocations will start at 9:00 AM.
CHBA is hosting its Annual General Meeting on Thursday July 4th @ 6pm. Location is the Advocates' Society in Toronto - 2700-250 Yonge St.At the meeting, we will be electing a new Board of Directors and voting on some new proposed by-laws.*Please note* - this is a members only meeting.If you are unable to attend in person, please ensure to cast your vote via GetQuorum (emails have been sent out).Telephone conferencing is also available, but votes can only be in person or via the digital proxy service.
The CHBA was very proud to have worked with the ABA's Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights & Responsibilities' on an inaugural "Legal Summit of the Americas", which took place on June 19 and 20, 2019 in Chicago.
The purpose of the Summit was to highlight and discuss transnational legal issues affecting Hispanic communities across North America. The primary areas of focus for this year's Summit were immigration, business, trade, and the environment.The Business/Trade panel looked at the recent USMCA and what it means for specific sectors of the North American economy, including tourism, agriculture, mining, oil and gas, and the automobile industry. The panel also looked at regulatory trends and labour standards within these industries.Moderator:Victor M. Marquez – CRK Law (San Francisco, CA)Confirmed panelists:
The Environmental panel looked at the future of the Paris Agreement and other international efforts to address climate change, the relaxation of environmental regulations in the U.S., the use of indigenous partnerships for economic growth in Canada, and the tension between economic development and environmental preservation in Mexico and other parts of Latin America. The panel also provided an overview of regulatory trends and provide an update on existing cap-and-trade systems.Moderator: Michelle Gallardo, ABC7 News (Chicago, IL)Confirmed panelists:
The Immigration panel looked at some of the current issues in immigration in North America, including the future of DACA/TPS, the situation of repatriated individuals in Central America, the Safe Third Country Agreement in Canada, and the future of points-based immigration systems and professional immigration.Moderator: Rudy Monterrosa – Monterrosa Law Group, LLC (South Bend, IN)Confirmed panelists:
There were also remarks from the ABA President (Bob Carlson), the Consul General of Canada in Chicago (John Cruickshank), and Thomas A. Saenz of the Mexican Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF).
For more information about the Summit, please visit:https://www.americanbar.org/groups/diversity/commission_on_hispanic_legal_rights_responsibilities/upcoming-events/
Join Osgoode Hall Law School on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 to celebrate, network and reconnect with international legal talent in Toronto.
This year's Osgoode’s Internationally Trained Lawyers Day (OITLD) will focus on bridging the gap between Canadian legal employers and internationally trained lawyers.REGISTRATION FEE (non-refundable)Morning + Afternoon Sessions: $35 plus HSTAfternoon Sessions + Evening: $30 plus HSTFull-Day: $40 plus HSTMorning Only (Webcast): $10 plus HSTView the agenda for full details on sessions, speakers and exhibitors.To sign up, please visit EventBrite - https://bit.ly/2Ia0gKi
Practising law can be challenging for anyone, but many racialized lawyers face additional barriers based on institutionalized inequality. Those barriers are not insurmountable, however, and professional success is indeed possible.Open to all lawyers, the 2019 Leading Change: Leadership Development Bootcamp for Racialized Lawyers, will offer lawyers of all backgrounds and at all stages in their careers, the tools needed to advance their career, build and leverage their support network and hone their executive presence. This one day exclusive event will be on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Toronto Board of Trade.
Come hear from senior and upcoming leaders in the legal profession (including CHBA members, Fernando Garcia, Isfahan Merali, and Wendy Lopez) who will share their personal insights and practical tips for professional and personal success in both plenary and small group breakout session formats.Attendees will come away with strategies to navigate a path to leadership, while also working to overcome systemic barriers. A social networking reception to exchange anecdotes, personal stories and takeaways from the conference will wrap up the day.For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=na_lead19
CHBA’s Special Meeting will be taking place at the Ontario Bar Association (20 Toronto St, Toronto, ON) on Thursday, April 11, 2019 @ 6pm (EST).All current CHBA members can attend/vote at the April 11th special meeting.If you are unable to attend the Special Meeting, you can have another CHBA member who is physically present at the Meeting be your proxy. We also have a Zoom line available if you would like to call in to listen and/or contribute to the discussion before advising your proxy how to vote. *Please note* – if you are designating a proxy, you must send us an email prior to the Meeting (firstname.lastname@example.org) to provide us of the name and email address of your proxy.What are we voting on?The first vote will be to clean up the by-laws and provide general governance updates – e.g. the number of CHBA directors.The next vote will be a series of votes on new, *proposed* membership categories – ie Friend, Corporation, Internationally Trained Lawyer (ITL), Licensed Paralegal, Paralegal Licensee Candidate, and Paralegal Student.*Please note* - these proposed membership categories do not have the same rights as other CHBA members – ie they cannot vote and cannot be on the CHBA Board.If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com.
Join the Roundtable of Diversity Organizations (RODA) for a "Bencher Candidate Meet & Greet", with bencher candidates who support diversity and Law Society of Ontario's' Statement of Principles.The event is taking place on Wednesday, April 3rd from 6 PM to 8:30 PM at the OBA Conference Centre located at 20 Toronto Street in Toronto.
Join NCA Network for its launch event in partnership with Toronto Lawyers' Association (TLA) on March 21st at 5:30 p.m. The NCA Network is a networking group for internationally educated lawyers and students. Their upcoming event is eligible for 40 minutes of EDI Professionalism CPD and is open to all lawyers, NCA candidates, and students.
The speakers for the evening are:• The Honourable Justice Julie A. Thorburn, Superior Court of Justice• (CHBA member) Isfahan Merali, Consent & Capacity Board, and• Atrisha Lewis, McCarthy Tétrault LLPThursday, March 21, 20195:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.TLA Lawyers Lounge2nd Floor, Rotunda361 University AvenueTickets are $20. Register online at: https://tlaonline.site-ym.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?alias=NCANetwork
The 2019 Internationally Trained Lawyers Network Series includes:1. Internationally Trained Lawyers’ Skills Alignment (Mar. 7)2. Surviving the NCA Process: Tips for a Growing Breed of Global Minded Lawyer3. Certifications, Licenses and Permits4. End of Year Networking EventOn March 7, 2019, the OBA hosted the Internationally Trained Lawyers’ Skills Alignment event, which looked at aligning the skills of internationally trained lawyers’ skills with local legal jobs markets.
An experienced panel was brought together by the Internationally Trained Lawyers’ Network of the South Asian Bar Association (SABA), Arab Canadian Lawyers Association (ACLA), Hellenic Canadian Lawyers Association (HCLA), Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL) and the Canadian Hispanic Bar Association (CHBA).
The ITLs Network of the Associations want to thank the collaboration of:
The CHBA was excited to launch its mentorship program in 2019 in Ottawa with program coordinator, Mario Torres (pictured below)!
More information about the event is available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/canadian-hispanic-bar-association-mentorship-program-launch-event-ottawa-tickets-54247506753
The CHBA was excited to launch its mentorship program in 2019 in Toronto with program coordinator, Mario Torres (pictured below)!
More information about the event is available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/canadian-hispanic-bar-association-mentorship-program-launch-event-toronto-tickets-54247408459
¡Feliz Navidad a todos!On December 6, 2018, the CHBA hosted its annual holiday party at Vos Restaurante in the Wine Room.
For more information, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/canadian-hispanic-bar-association-holiday-party-tickets-52928203682
OBA AND ROUNDTABLE OF DIVERSITY ASSOCIATION (RODA) PROGRAM | 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
The RODA-OBA Annual Diversity Conference returns to provide thought-provoking, practical discussions on current issues for diverse lawyers and allies. Join us to debate some of the biggest developments in 2018 and hear advice on how to support diversity as part of your practice.This year’s conference will feature timely discussions on hot topics including the Me Too Movement and the Law Society’s strategies to combat discrimination and harassment. Choose from a vast array of topics that will specifically address the often complex issues that diverse lawyers face in their legal career including bias and mental health in the legal profession.Back by popular demand, choose sessions from the substantive track and/or career track. This year’s substantive track includes a discussion on the current state of law concerning racism in human rights law. The career track offers sessions on activist lawyering and career opportunities and trends. Our diverse lineup of experts will share practical tips on combating discrimination to help you accelerate a culture shift in the legal profession.Program is available on-line and in-person. To register, please visit - https://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=on_18oba1128x
Dina Awad, Vice-Chair of RODAFernando Garcia, Member-At-Large, OBA Equality Committee (and CHBA member)
October is Hispanic Heritage Month in Ontario. On October 23, 2018, the Law Society of Ontario and the Canadian Hispanic Bar Association hosted an event celebrating this special occasion.This year’s program featured a discussion with Latina leaders in law from Canada and the United States. The speakers discussed the challenges that women face, their careers, and provided advice about their respective industry and how to overcome obstacles. The program was followed by a reception.Thanks again to our sponsors - Carranza LLP, Borders Law Firm, Neuberger & Partners LLP, Singer Kwinter, Chaves Paz Legal, and Polak, McKay & Hawkshaw - for their generous support!Moderator: Amanda Martinez, Singer and Host/Personality, MBA, International BusinessSpeakers:
October 23, 2018Panel discussion: 5:30 – 7:15 p.m.Reception: 7:15 – 8:30 p.m.Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. W., Toronto
CHBA member Fernando Garcia will be speaking about Artificial Intelligence and Law at the CCCA/World Summit in Toronto. April 29 to May 1, 2018. Please check: http://www.ccca-accje.org/Conference-2018/Home?lang=en-CA
Diverse Champions for Diversity is holding a Diversity Pitch Event on March 7, 2018, 6 pm to 8 pm at Thomson Reuters.The Diversity Pitch Event is an opportunity for racialized and diverse private practice lawyers to pitch to and connect with leading general counsel and senior counsel.If you are a private practice lawyer who has been called to the Bar for at least 8 years, please consider applying to participate in the Diversity Pitch Event. More information is set out in the attached.Thank you.Diverse Champions for Diversity - www.diversitychampions.ca
Vancouver, BCCHBA participated as a Cooperating Entity in this 1 1/2 day conference, featuring two parallel tracks on best practices for international companies doing business in North America and for North American companies working internationally. The conference included a joint plenary on Cross Border Ethics in the Digital Age, followed by a series of panels presented by international legal experts on the latest in key topics such as privacy issues, enforcement of judgments, antitrust and compliance.