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.
Some of the CBA’s advocacy focuses are:
Initiatives currently underway include:
In addition to everything the CBA does for law in general, they do sponsor a number specific student initiatives.
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.