*FREE* CBA Memberships!!!

Yes, Free

The Canadian Bar Association (CBA) is providing free memberships to all our law student readers in Ontario.

All you have to do is let them know you read www.lawiscool.com and they will sign you up.

The Real Deal

The CBA is actually so generous that they offer this deal to all Ontario law students. Other provinces get a significantly discounted rate of $20.

Yes it’s true, you don’t actually have to read this blog to be eligible, but we like to think that we can encourage some of you to join.

How to Sign Up

Joining the CBA as a student member is as simple as filling out an online form.

The process literally takes minutes to complete.

What’s in it for You?

The CBA represents approximately 35,000 lawyers across Canada.

The benefits of joining include:

  • advocacy for the legal system
  • judicial reform
  • professional development

As students in the legal field, the networking, trendspotting, and communications are helpful for introducing us into the profession.

These free services are provided to you at a value of up to over $600. A number of savings are also available on partners in business, technology, travel and even movie tickets.

Some of the CBA’s advocacy focuses are:

Initiatives currently underway include:

Student Benefits

In addition to everything the CBA does for law in general, they do sponsor a number specific student initiatives.

They offer a number of fellowships and awards to student members, have a special interest sections for young lawyers and students, and provide an online resource library.

They Even Talk About Blawgs!

On the 2006 issue of their publication, the cover is titled LLBloggers, talking about law student blogs in Canada.

They discuss the increasing acceptance of blogs in the legal field, how overly personal anecdotes are probably a bad idea, and even quote Michael Paris of Dalhousie,

You get an exchange of ideas the way you might get at a conference, but it’s a bit different, because it’s more egalitarian. It’s an equal exchange of ideas.

So although the number of blawgs (law blogs) in Canada is on the rise, a collaborative, inter-institutional, didactic-focused blog and podcast like this one is still quite innovative.

Yes, Free (in ON).

We had to repeat this. It’s Free, students of Ontario, you have absolutely nothing to lose.

And as for the rest of Canada, the minimal price of $20 is obviously worth all of the benefits.

About the Author

Law is Cool
This site is intended to provide a resource for those interested in law. Current law students, graduates preparing for their bar exam, and members of the general public, can all benefit from a deeper understanding of the legal framework that helps shape our society.

1 Comment on "*FREE* CBA Memberships!!!"

  1. Sounds good, thanks for the info. You really had me hooked with that first paragraph :P

    Their magazine is great for student. It’s the first place I heard about blawgs and it’s what got me into law blogging.

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