Date(s) of Conference:
October 3-8, 2010
Vancouver Conference & Exhibition Centre
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC, V6C 0C3
Three exceptional showcase sessions will be presented this year, of great interest to lawyers of all disciplines. The Professional and Public Interest Division will look at the threat to legal aid as governments slash budgets in response to the challenging economic climate. The Legal Practice Division will report on critical issues related to the credit crunch based on the work done by the IBA Task Force on the Financial Crisis, whose final report will be distributed to all delegates in Vancouver. The Human Rights Institute will examine the complex issues relating to the appointment of judges and the processes used to do so.
Additionally,the Rule of Law Symposium on Friday 8 October will present a variety of distinguished speakers and interactively discuss the increasing erosion of the rule of law around the world and how best to promote adherence to its principles.