Why Join?


Membership in the Canadian Bar Association gives you a powerful array of benefits to enhance your career and hone your practice. You not only can capitalize on the benefits of our national association, you can access the numerous services and benefits offered by your provincial or territorial branch.

Professional Development

Stay at the forefront of your profession by attending our Canada-wide quality professional development programs. Select among convenient options, including online or in-person, two-day, one-day or half-day seminars, lunch sessions, CDs or DVDs, web conferences, written materials and more. 



Let us speak for you. In matters of government policy and law reform, we’re the only national organization that promotes your interest as a member of the legal profession. We respond to government initiatives on your behalf to protect the legal profession’s core values.



Seize important networking opportunities with leaders and colleagues from across Canada while you develop your skills. Join CBA Sections that profile your area of interest, such as Aboriginal Law, Business Law or Intellectual Property Law, and attend annual conferences that bring together members with common interests. You can also access our member to member directory to stay in touch.


Member Savings

Get a price advantage on most CBA products, services and activities. As a member, you can get exclusive savings for products and services related to the legal market, such as office supplies, financial products, transportation and online services. You can also save on wealth management and insurance products designed specifically for lawyers, staff and their families through CBA Financial Services and the Canadian Bar Insurance Association.



Stay informed on leading trends in the legal profession through our numerous thought-provoking publications, including CBA National magazine, CCCA Magazine, Canadian Bar Review, e-newsletters, CBA branch magazines and newsletters – and more.


Online Resources

Access popular online tools and resources such as CBA PracticeLink. Designed with the busy practicing lawyer in mind, CBA PracticeLink site offers practical tools, information, tips and ideas to help cope with the concrete, day-to-day issues of running a law practice.



CCCA (Canadian Corporate Counsel Association)

Do you practice in-house? No other organization helps corporate counsel across Canada develop their professional skills as well as the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA). CCCA is the national voice and forum for in-house counsel in Canada serving lawyers in a wide range of corporations, associations, institutions, government bodies and more. As an in-house lawyer, your CBA membership entitles you to join the CCCA at no additional cost. 


Find a Lawyer Service

Promote your services through Find a Lawyer, our convenient search tool for the public. Members of the public can search by name, location, area of practice and preferred language. It’s a great membership perk, although your participation is optional. 


Visit the branch offerings page for additional benefits from your provincial or territorial branch office.

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