Bill C-59 Requires More Reforms

September 19, 2017
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The CMLA has partnered with several civil rights organizations and experts to express our concerns with the revised national security legislation known as Bill C-59.  Although the amendments in Bill C-59 address some of the problems in the predecessor legislation (Bill C-51) more reforms are needed to improve oversight of agencies, procedural fairness, and limits.. read more →

The CMLA Granted Leave to Intervene in Two Supreme Court of Canada Cases

September 12, 2017
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We are proud to announce that the CMLA has been granted Intervenor status in 2 cases at the Supreme Court of Canada. 1) Canadian Human Rights Commission v. Attorney General of Canada.   Hearing date: November 28, 2017 The CMLA will be represented by counsel:  Kumail Karimjee Nabila F. Qureshi Case Summary: Canadian Charter of.. read more →

Pathway to Success: An Address By Walied Soliman, Chair Norton Rose Canada

September 12, 2017
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The CMLA in partnership with MAX Mentors is pleased to invite you to an evening with Mr. Walied Soliman who will share his journey to becoming a successful lawyer along with anecdotes and advice on how to get there. This event is geared towards young lawyers and law students but is open to all. Appetizers and light refreshments courtesy of Norton Rose and Paramount will.. read more →

Introducing the CMLA Board Nominees

March 7, 2017
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The CMLA’s Annual General Meeting is almost here.  It will be held on Thursday March 9 at Torys LLP in Toronto, Ontario.  The most important item of business at the AGM will be nominations for the CMLA’s Board of Directors. The Board is the governing body of the CMLA and oversees all of the work undertaken.. read more →

Formation Continue: Les Bases de la Propriété Intellectuelle

February 9, 2017
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LES BASES DE LA PROPRIÉTÉ INTELLECTUELLE: Ce que tout avocat doit savoir pour mieux servir ses clients (Formation reconnue par le Barreau du Québec aux fins de la formation continue obligatoire, pour une durée de 1h30). RÉSERVATION OBLIGATOIRE AVANT LE VENDREDI 17 FÉVRIER 2017 Date : 23 février, de 17h30 à 19h Lieu : Norton Rose Fulbright,.. read more →

Call for Nominations – CMLA Board of Directors

February 7, 2017
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The most important item of business at the AGM will be elections for the CMLA’s Board of Directors (the “Board”).  Accordingly, the CMLA is actively recruiting dynamic candidates passionate about organizing Canadian Muslim lawyers and nurturing the growth of the Canadian Muslim legal community.  The deadline to submit nominations is February 23, 2017. The Board is the.. read more →

CMLA Annual General Meeting – March 9, 2017

February 7, 2017
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The CMLA will be hosting its Annual General Meeting on March 9, 2017.  All attendees are required to RSVP by email at info@cmla-acam.ca by March 7, 2017.  The AGM will be held at Torys LLP (79 Wellington St. W., Suite 3300) at 6:30pm. Only current CMLA members are entitled to attend and vote at the AGM.  Memberships.. read more →

Unconditional Ban on Torture

February 1, 2017
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The CMLA, along with seven other human rights organizations, wrote to the Honourable Ralph Goodale, the Minister of Public Safety, highlighting the “urgent need for Canada to revise the Ministerial Directives on torture issued by the previous government to conform to the unconditional ban on torture in international law.” The full letter may be found.. read more →

CMLA Statement on Last Night’s Tragedy

January 30, 2017
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The Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association is saddened by the violence that took place last night at the Centre culturel Islamique de Québec shortly after evening prayers. The CMLA expresses its condolences to the family and friends of the victims and all congregants of the Centre culturel Islamique de Québec. We express our sorrow against the.. read more →

Annual CMLA Luncheon

December 21, 2016
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Please join us once again for our annual joint CMLA Luncheon. The Luncheon will be held on Sunday December 25, 2016 at Marché Restaurant in Downtown Toronto between 12 pm – 2:30 pm. The Luncheon will coincide with the lunch break during the Reviving the Islamic Spirit Convention and will be coordinated to allow members to.. read more →