Legal Counsel at the Supreme Court of Canada  

Mar. 6, 2020

The CBA Public Sector Lawyers Section presents:


Legal Counsel at the Supreme Court of Canada

March 6, 2020 | 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Eastern

The Supreme Court of Canada is an important national institution that is positioned at the pinnacle of the judicial branch of Canada’s government. Unbeknownst to many, a host of lawyers, apart from the Judges’ law clerks, support this institution in its complex role. Barbara Kincaid has been the Court’s General Counsel for over 30 years, and thus is very well suited to demystify the role of judicial legal counsel at the Court. She will provide an overview of the Court’s administrative structure along with the roles of legal counsel in providing legal advice and support to the Supreme Court judges on matters before them, from the initial application for leave to appeal to the final judgment on an appeal.

Melanie R. Bueckert, Legal Research Counsel, Manitoba Court of Appeal

Barbara Kincaid, General Counsel, Supreme Court of Canada

Barbara Kincaid, B.A., LL.B., is the General Counsel at the Supreme Court of Canada and has extensive experience in Court administration. Barbara is the Director-General of the Court, Operations Sector, which comprises the Court’s Registry, legal services, publication of the Supreme Court Reports, information management and the Library.


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    March 6, 2020
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Eastern)


    Instructions will be sent via email the day prior to the event.

    Free for CBA members




Augusta Acquah
Liaison Officer, CBA Sections
The Canadian Bar Association
(613) 237-2925 ext. 133  | (800) 267-8860 |