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.

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,

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:

CABA 2014 Membership Dues

A gentle reminder to renew your CABA membership dues for 2014.  Individual memberships are $50 and payment can be made via PayPal on the CABA website at or via check mailed to Sarah Robertson, President c/o Dorsey & Whitney LLP, 51 West 52nd St., 8th Floor, NY, NY 10019.  We will be kicking off 2014 with a reception in Toronto in early February at the Ontario Bar Association’s 2014 Institute and a New York Winter networking event. Happy New Year to all of our members and CABA appreciates your continued support.

World Affairs Council Orange County Presents Annual Holiday Dinner Celebration

World Affairs Council Orange County in partnership with Orange County Business Council


Annual Holiday Dinner Celebration
“Canada – U.S. Relations:
Foreign Policy, Diplomatic Relations, Defense, and the Environment”

with His Excellency Gary Doer
Ambassador of Canada to the United States

Enjoy a night of Holiday Celebration with His Excellency Gary Doer, performance by Tenor Cesar Sanchez accompanied by pianist Mark Salters, Cal State Fullerton, Holiday music by Servite High School and a champagne Reception

Date: Thursday, December 19, 2013 

Location: Fairmont Newport Beach Hotel
4500 MacArthur Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92660

 Parking: Valet @ $10.00

 6:00 pm Reception *   7:00 pm Dinner   *   7:45 pm Program

 Members – $90  *   Non-Members – $105

Member Tables
Table of 10 – $850
Table of 5 – $425
Non-Member (Table of 10) – $950
Student – $60

Register Now!


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

CABA Annual Cocktail Party


Cordially invites you to our

Annual Cocktail Party

October 24, 2013

Open bar & hors d’oeuvres

5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

MERCATTO @ Bay & Adelaide

330 Bay St. Toronto, ON M5H 2S8

Please R.S.V.P. by October 21st to Monique Couture at 

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

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


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