Canadian American Bar Association


Dean of NYU Law to Attend CABA NY Networking Event on November 12th

Trevor Morrison, who is currently the Dean and Eric M. and Laurie B. Roth Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, will attend the upcoming CABA New York networking event on Thursday November 12th from 6-8, along with members of the Canadian Consulate.  

Mr. Morrison was previously the Liviu Librescu Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, where he was also faculty co-director of the Center for Constitutional Governance and faculty co-chair of the Hertog Program on L

aw and National Security. He spent 2009 in the White House, where he served as associate counsel to President Barack Obama.  Mr. Morrison received a B.A. (hons.) in history from the University of British Columbia in 1994, and a J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1998.

For more information on Mr. Morrison, please see

We look forward to seeing all of our NY members and friends at the event.  For event details, please click here.

November 10, 2015 |

Chloe Ince-Ingram wins the CABA’s 2015 Student Essay Competition for her essay “No Retreat, No Surrender: A Comparative Analysis of Justifiable Homicide in the U.S. & Canada”



The CABA is happy to announce that Chloe Ince-Ingram, a student at Florida A&M University College of Law, has been selected as the winner of the CABA’s 2015 Student Essay Competition for her essay “No Retreat, No Surrender: A Comparative Analysis of Justifiable Homicide in the U.S. & Canada.”  Congratulations Chloe.



April 23, 2015 |

Professor Bernard Receives the CABA’s John D. Lawson Award

January 8, 2015
New York, NY
The Canadian American Bar Association announced today that the John D. Lawson Award will be awarded to Bernard Hibbitts, Publisher and Editor in Chief of JURIST, the award-winning, law student-powered legal news service that he created at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he has served as a Professor of Law since 1996.  The Award recognizes Canadians who have excelled in the practice of law and/or made an outstanding contribution to the law or legal scholarship in the United States.
A Canadian Rhodes Scholar born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Bernard Hibbitts studied law at Oxford, Dalhousie Law School, the University of Toronto, and Harvard Law School (LLM 1988), where he was Associate Editor of the Harvard International Law Journal. He is a former law clerk to Justice Gerald LeDain of the Supreme Court of Canada. He created the site that became JURIST in 1996.  Hibbitts has addressed multiple academic and professional audiences in the United States and Canada. His scholarship has been published in Law and History Review, New York University Law Review, University of Pittsburgh Law Review, University of Toronto Law Journal, McGill Law Journal, Law Library Journal, Serials Review, Wired magazine and elsewhere, and is widely available on the Internet. Two of his articles on the historical connections between American and Canadian lawyers and legal cultures have been included in volumes published by the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History.  
“Professor Hibbitts exemplifies the dedication to legal scholarship through academic achievement and innovation in teaching and communication that the John D. Lawson Award recognizes,” said Sarah Robertson, President of the Canadian American Bar Association.  
The Canadian American Bar Association (CABA) is an association of American and Canadian lawyers and Foreign Legal Consultants with strong cross-border ties either through citizenship, education or professional designation.  Members include in-house counsel, attorneys in private practice, government lawyers, law school faculty and law students. CABA maintains ever-growing ties with Canadian and American national, state and provincial bar associations and has a committed focus on educational, business networking and social activities for its members.
January 9, 2015 |

Membership Renewal – 2015

It’s that time of year to renew your membership to the Canadian American Bar Association for 2015

To renew, please visit here and pay your membership dues.  If you joined in the last two months, we’ll consider your dues as extending through 2015.  Note, there are no membership dues for students and professors.

Please also take this moment to review our Member Directory to confirm your profile is up to date.  You can email any profile changes to me at

Best regards,

December 9, 2014 |

New York Networking Cocktail Reception (March 13, 2014)

The Canadian American Bar Association invites its members and their guests to a New York Networking Cocktail Reception

Thursday, March 13, 2014
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Special Guest
Jean-Philippe Linteau of the Consulate General of Canada in New York will discuss the Consulate’s current initiatives with the private sector in the investment, innovation and energy areas.

Offices of Dorsey & Whitney LLP
51 West 52nd Street, at 6th Avenue
9th Floor
New York, NY

Please RSVP to:

March 1, 2014 |

CABA 2013 Holiday Party at Bigfoot Lodge in LA!

image_766CABA invites its SoCal attorney members to join us for specialty drinks (try the marshmallow flaming “Roasted Shemlla”!) and holiday cheer at the rustic “Bigfoot Lodge”.  You’ll think you’re back in Canada once you step inside this iconic bar and its fabulous drinks and decor.




WHEN – Thursday December 5th
TIME – 6-8 p.m.
ADDRESS: 3172 Los Feliz Blvd. Los Angeles (off the 5 Freeway – Atwater Village/Los Feliz)



David McFarlane, Esq.
CEO – Health Care Reform Attorneys, P.C.
President Elect – Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
President – Western Pension & Benefits Council – Los Angeles
Board of Directors – Barlow Respiratory Hospital
Board of Directors - SHARE!
Advisory Committee – Kenfield Capital Strategies
Past President – Canadian American Bar Association
Past Chairman - Board of Directors – AIDS Service Center
Advisory Committee – Office of Mayor of Los Angeles

November 25, 2013 |

CABA Toronto Cocktail Networking Event – October 24th

CABA invites its Toronto and surrounding area members to a cocktail networking event to be held on October 24, 2013 at MERCATTO @ Bay & Adelaide, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Open bar & hors d’oeuvres. We look forward to seeing everyone!
Hosted by CABA’s Canadian representatives, Monique Couture of Gowlings and Daniel Bourque of Xerox. Please R.S.V.P. by October 21st to Monique at

October 18, 2013 |

Cross-border conference with the New York City Bar Association

CABA is currently in discussions with the New York City Bar Association about participating in the organization of a CLE program on cross-border issues to be held in the Fall 2013 or Winter 2014.

We have been asked to canvas our membership for cross-border-related topics or issues that are top of mind currently for cross-border legal practitioners.

Please email any sugestions you may have to my attention at or

Thanks in advance!


Sarah Robertson
Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
President, CABA


August 8, 2013 |
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