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Cinco De Música (American Bar Association)

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May 5, 2021 7:00 PM
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May 5, 2021 8:00 PM

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.

Register at: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/diversity/commission_on_hispanic_legal_rights_responsibilities/cincodemusica/

• 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

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MEET & GREET CHBA'S NEWEST ... WEBSITE!

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Apr 22, 2021 6:00 PM
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Apr 22, 2021 7:00 PM

Agenda:

•       Introductory remarks by CHBA's President

•       CHBA's website launch with Web Developer comments on main features

•       CHBA Board announcements

•       Networking session


Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85481983279?pwd=Yjk4djQ0R2xyL0gzUnlPbVNVYXBBUT09


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2020 (Virtual) Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration @ LSO

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Oct 20, 2020 5:30 PM
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Oct 20, 2020 7:30 PM

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.

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ABA Hispanic Commission - Environmental Issues in North America During COVID-19 Webinar - Perspectives from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico

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Sep 17, 2020 1:00 PM
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Sep 17, 2020 2:30 PM

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

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ABA Hispanic Commission Webinar - Business and Trade in North America during CoVid-19 – Perspectives from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico

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Jul 23, 2020 1:00 PM
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Jul 23, 2020 2:30 PM

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

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CHBA 2020 Virtual Annual General Meeting

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Jul 7, 2020 6:00 PM
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Jul 7, 2020 8:00 PM
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"Our Dance of Revolution" - Live watch party co-sponsored by CABL and InsideOut

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Jun 30, 2020 7:00 PM
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Jun 30, 2020 9:00 PM

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!

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ABA Hispanic Commission Webinar - North American Immigration during Covid-19 – Perspectives from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico

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Jun 25, 2020 12:00 PM
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Jun 25, 2020 1:30 PM

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. 

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Accounting 101: A Lawyer's Guide to Financial Literacy (CPD accredited - Zoom webinar)

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Jun 4, 2020 6:00 PM
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Jun 4, 2020 8:00 PM

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.

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CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 - Montreal Launch

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May 21, 2020 6:00 PM
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May 21, 2020 9:00 PM
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Women Lawyers Forum - Student Mix and Mingle

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Mar 9, 2020 5:30 PM
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Mar 9, 2020 8:30 PM

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!

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CHBA's Holiday Fiesta 2019

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Dec 5, 2019 7:30 PM
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Dec 6, 2019 12:00 AM

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

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13th annual edition of TD's "10 most influential Hispanic Canadians

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Nov 19, 2019 6:00 PM
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Nov 19, 2019 10:00 PM

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.

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ADVOCACY SKILLS TRAINING SERIES FOR MEMBERS OF ROUNDTABLE OF DIVERSITY ASSOCIATIONS

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Nov 18, 2019 5:30 PM
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Nov 18, 2019 7:30 PM

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

Overview

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.

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BMO, FACL, CHBA Student Speed Mentoring Event in Toronto

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Nov 12, 2019 5:00 PM
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Nov 12, 2019 7:00 PM

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 canadian.hispanic.bar.assoc@gmail.com

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MAMBO, 28th Fundraising Gala and Silent Auction

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Nov 2, 2019 6:30 PM
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Nov 2, 2019 12:00 AM

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/

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Legal Practice & Equity Conference: A Conversation with the Bar, the Bench and the Faculties of Law

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Nov 2, 2019 8:30 AM
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Nov 2, 2019 5:30 PM

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.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Alexandra Orlova
  • Andre Bacchus
  • Anver Saloojee
  • Arleen Huggins
  • Justice Aston Hall
  • Balpreet Singh
  • Justice Cynthia Petersen
  • Emily Lam
  • Faisal Mirza
  • Justice George Strathy
  • Justice Harry LaForme
  • Jerome Poon-Ting
  • Jillian Rogin
  • Julian Falconer
  • Kathy Lahey
  • Lori Anne Thomas
  • Justice Lorne Sossin
  • Mary Condon
  • Justice Michael Tulloch
  • Mitch Frazer
  • Nana Yanful
  • Linda Rothstein
  • Njeri Damali Sojourner-Campbell
  • Pnina Alon-Shenker
  • Poonam Puri
  • Renu Mandhane
  • Justice Rita Maxwell
  • Roberta Jamieson
  • Shalini Konanuar
  • Justice Shaun Nakatsuru
  • Shawn Richard
  • Sujith Xavier

Location: Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management, 7th floor

https://www.ryerson.ca/law/news-events/2019/11/law-conference/

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2019 Hispanic Heritage Month Program @LSO in Toronto

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Oct 15, 2019 5:30 PM
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Oct 15, 2019 8:30 PM

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:

  • Rolando Aguilera (moderator), Legal Counsel – Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General – Indigenous Justice Division
  • Francisco Rico-Martinez, FCJ Refugee Centre
  • Barbara Jackman, Jackman, Nazami & Associates
  • Gabriela Martinez, Gabriela Martinez Law
  • Andrew Carvajal, Desloges Law Group

RSVPThis public event is free, but space is limited and registration is required. For additional information, and to register, please visit:lawsocietygazette.ca/event/hispanic-heritage-month-program-2019equityevents@lso.ca | 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.

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2019 Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration @Gowling WLG in Ottawa

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Oct 9, 2019 5:00 PM
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Oct 9, 2019 7:00 PM

Join us at Gowling WLG to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Ottawa!

Date & Time:

Wed, October 9, 20195:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

Location:

Gowling WLG160 Elgin Street#2600Ottawa, ON K1P 1C3

Speakers include:

  • Roberto Aburto, Gowling WLG
  • Marisa Victor, Victor Law
  • Michael Johnston, Shore Davis Johnston
  • Laura Chaves Paz, Chaves Paz Legal

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 

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The Invisible Barrier: Working as a lawyer in Canada with English as a Second Language

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Sep 27, 2019 4:30 PM
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Sep 27, 2019 12:00 AM

Speakers:Na Fan, Tory’s LLPAntonio Urdaneta, Workplace LegalLeon Li, Cambridge LLP Moderator:Jack Yu, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

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

AGENDA:

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)

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Internationally Trained Lawyers Navigating Money & Regulations (Webinar from TRIEC)

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Sep 19, 2019 12:00 PM
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Sep 19, 2019 1:00 PM

Internationally Trained Lawyers Navigating Money & Regulations

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.

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September 11 Special meeting of Convocation: Statement of Principles (SoP) at LSO

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Sep 11, 2019 8:00 AM
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Sep 11, 2019 4:50 PM

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.

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CHBA Annual General Meeting @Advocates_Soc (Members Only)

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Jul 4, 2019 6:00 PM
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Jul 4, 2019 9:00 PM

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.

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ABA Legal Summit of the Americas in Chicago

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Jun 19, 2019 12:00 AM
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Jun 20, 2019 12:00 AM

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/

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Osgoode's Internationally Trained Lawyers' Day 2019

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Jun 12, 2019 9:00 AM
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Jun 12, 2019 7:00 PM

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

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Leading Change: Leadership Development Bootcamp for Racialized Lawyers

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May 16, 2019 8:00 AM
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May 16, 2019 6:00 PM

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

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CHBA Special Meeting re By-Law Revisions (Members Only) @OBAlawyers

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Apr 11, 2019 6:00 PM
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Apr 11, 2019 8:00 PM

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 (canadian.hispanic.bar.assoc@gmail.com) 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 canadian.hispanic.bar.assoc@gmail.com.

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RODA Bencher Candidate Meet & Greet

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Apr 3, 2019 6:00 PM
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Apr 3, 2019 8:30 PM

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.

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NCA Network Launch Event - A Conversation on Diversity

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Mar 21, 2019 5:30 PM
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Mar 21, 2019 7:30 PM

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

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Internationally Trained Lawyers Skills’ Alignment Event

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Mar 7, 2019 5:30 PM
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Mar 7, 2019 8:00 PM

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:

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2019 Mentorship Program Launch in Ottawa @BrazeauSeller

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Feb 7, 2019 6:00 PM
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Feb 7, 2019 9:00 PM

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

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2019 Mentorship Program Launch in Toronto @OBAlawyers

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Jan 31, 2019 6:00 PM
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Jan 31, 2019 9:00 PM

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

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CHBA 2018 Holiday Party @ Vos Restaurante

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Dec 6, 2018 6:00 PM
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Dec 6, 2018 11:00 PM

¡Feliz Navidad a todos!On December 6, 2018, the CHBA hosted its annual holiday party at Vos Restaurante in the Wine Room.

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RODA’S 4TH ANNUAL DIVERSITY CONFERENCE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE OBA: ACCELERATING A CULTURE SHIFT IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION

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Nov 28, 2018 9:00 AM
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Nov 28, 2018 5:00 PM

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

PROGRAM CHAIRS

Dina Awad, Vice-Chair of RODAFernando Garcia, Member-At-Large, OBA Equality Committee (and CHBA member)

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2018 Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration @ Law Society of Ontario

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Oct 23, 2018 5:30 PM
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Oct 23, 2018 8:30 PM

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:

  • Carmen M. Garcia Esq. (U.S.A.), Gubernatorial Appointee, Parole Board and former Judge, New Jersey
  • France Tenaille, Partner, Gowling WLG, Toronto
  • Jennifer Quito, Policy Counsel, Licensing and Accreditation at the Law Society of Ontario
  • Silvana Montes De Oca, Consul General of Uruguay, Toronto

October 23, 2018Panel discussion: 5:30 – 7:15 p.m.Reception: 7:15 – 8:30 p.m.Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. W., Toronto

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Artificial Intelligence and Law at the CCCA/World Summit in Toronto

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Apr 29, 2018 12:00 AM
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May 1, 2018 12:00 AM

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

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Diverse Champions for Diversity

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Mar 7, 2018 6:00 PM
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Mar 7, 2018 8:00 PM

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

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American Bar Association, International Law Section 2014 North American Regional Forum: Doing Business in the Region and Collaborating Abroad Conference

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Nov 17, 2014 12:00 AM
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Nov 18, 2014 12:00 AM

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. ​

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