Canada’s network of legal professionals of Brazilian origin.

Since 2017, the BCBA Founders have been working to advance networking opportunities and bring multicultural and educational awareness to the growing community of legal professionals of Brazilian origin in Canada. BCBA was born from the initiative of seven Brazilian lawyers who share a vision to develop professional excellence among Brazilian legal practitioners in Canada.

The Association aims to strengthen bonds within the Brazilian Canadian legal community by advancing its members’ well-being and education, bringing awareness to legal professional standards, and promoting equitable opportunities.

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Latest News & Events

Webinar on Legal Professional Etiquette (May 30, 2024)

We were pleased to host an engaging discussion on legal etiquette, including courtroom decorum, client interactions, and fostering positive relationships with colleagues.

The recording of the session is available to BCBA members on the member’s exclusive content page.

BCBA Annual General Meeting!

Please mark your calendars and join us for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Brazil Canada Bar Association (BCBA). The meeting is scheduled for:

When: June 27, 2024 at 6 PM EST
Location: Virtual (Zoom details to follow)

Join us for an excellent opportunity to connect with fellow members and shape the future of our association. More details to come.

We look forward to seeing you there!

New BCBA Academic Forum

We’re excited to launch the BCBA Academic Forum, a new platform dedicated to fostering dialogue and scholarship in Canadian law, comparative law, and related subject areas. Edited by Prof. Ivan Ozai, law professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, and Eduardo Oliveira, Ph.D., associate lawyer and PhD, the forum invites submissions of up to 1,500 words from law students, academics, and practitioners. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to create or enhance their legal writing samples.

Read here the submission guidelines.

Networking Event: Saint Patrick’s Day (March 14, 2024 at 6pm)

🍀 Thank you for joining us for a night of networking and celebration this Saint Patrick’s Day! 🎉

We were thrilled to have celebrated with you on March 14th at 6pm, connecting with other professionals from the legal industry in Toronto. 🤝

Thank you for making it a great opportunity to expand our networks and forge meaningful connections.

We hope you enjoyed the event as much as we did!

Are you an internationally trained lawyer looking to ace the NCA exams? In this exclusive event, organized by the Brazil Canada Bar Association, Everton Torres and Wanessa Oliveira shared their expert tips and strategies to help you succeed.

The recording of the session is available to BCBA members on the member’s exclusive content page.

Descubra a incrível jornada de Bruna Scavassa Borges, uma advogada brasileira que trilhou um caminho de sucesso até se tornar licenciada na Califórnia, EUA. Acompanhe nossa live e mergulhe na experiência de Bruna, especializada em direito tributário contencioso e consultivo no Brasil e em imigração estadunidense no exterior. Não perca a oportunidade . Junte-se a nós e desvende os passos que a levaram a conquistar o Bar da Califórnia em Julho de 2023!

The recording of the session is available to BCBA members on the member’s exclusive content page.

Thank you for joining us at the Brazil Canada Bar Association’s Holiday Party! We celebrated the season in style with great company, delicious food, and joyful festivities. It was wonderful to see everyone in their most dazzling attire, embracing the sparkle and glamour of the holidays.
We appreciate you making it an exciting opportunity to connect, network, and spread some holiday cheer. We hope you had as much fun as we did!

A BCBA agradece o convite da Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce (BCCC) para dar as boas vindas ao novo embaixador do Brasil em Ottawa, Carlos França (também advogado inscrito na Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil, Seccional de São Paulo), que esteve em visita de cortesia a Toronto. O encontro contou com a presença da cônsul-geral do Brasil em Toronto, Wanja Campos da Nóbrega, e outros representantes do consulado brasileiro, além de representantes da BCCC, do Conselho Brasileiro de Cidadania de Ontário (Concid), do Mississauga Board of Trade, do Desenvolvimento Setorial de Toronto e da OTPP.

The Brazil Canada Bar Association, in partnership with the Canadian Hispanic Bar Association (CHBA) and the ITLNCA NetworkS, promoted a networking session in Toronto for internationally trained lawyers and NCA candidates.
A big thank you to everyone who joined us at the event! It was an incredible evening of connecting, sharing insights, and fostering new relationships in the legal community. 

The Brazil Canada Bar Association had the pleasure of hosting an exclusive webinar with the award-winning mentor Peter Hawkins (Co-chair of BCCC Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce). Thank you Peter for taking the time to teach our members the ins and outs of networking. We are certain that your tips will prove to be very useful.

The recording of the session is available to BCBA members on the member’s exclusive content page.

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Become a BCBA member

  • Licensed Lawyer: $85
  • Practising Paralegal: $55
  • Licensed Foreign Legal Consultant: $55
  • Student: $35
  • BCBA friend: $35

BCBA is where Brazilian legal professionals meet and interact with fellow lawyers, paralegals, educators, articling and law students, and other legal professionals across Canada.

As a BCBA member you will enjoy benefits, including:

  • BCBA’s Lawyer Referral Network, a directory of participating lawyers who may be referred by the BCBA or other members to prospective clients.
  • Access to the BCBA’s LinkedIn Group for networking opportunities.
  • Participation in the BCBA’s Mentorship Program, as a mentor or mentee.
  • Invitations to a number of Networking and Social Events, such as: (i) Annual General Meeting with a Guest Speaker Presentation and potential CPD, (ii) Christmas Cheer, annual Christmas event for BCBA members to get together and celebrate the holidays, (iii) Annual Professionals’ Gala, (iv) Social events and networking.
  • Educational Seminars, sometimes held in conjunction with other legal organizations and eligible for CPD credits.

These and other events held by the BCBA provide great networking opportunities to exchange ideas, opinions, knowledge, and expertise with other members and to develop strong personal and professional relationships. For students, the BCBA serves as a valuable forum to meet practising lawyers and other legal professionals who can provide career advice and assistance as they start their journey in the legal profession in Canada.

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