Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA)


The Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA) is the national voice and forum for in-house counsel in Canada. If you’re an in-house counsel, your CBA membership entitles you to a CCCA regular membership (with access to both national and branch CCCA Section activities) at no extra cost.

Benefits of the CCCA

No other organization helps in-house counsel across Canada develop their professional skills and careers as well as the CCCA.  Members get practical day-to-day value from the CCCA including:

  • Access to Canada’s most comprehensive selection of continuing professional development programs for in-house counsel, that usually meet law society requirements of Mandatory Continuing Professional Development (MCPD)
  • Cross-country coverage of emerging legal and regulatory issues that are uniquely Canadian
  • Opportunities to network with other in-house counsel to exchange information and experiences
  • Participation in a unique program that allows you to mentor other in-house counsel or receive mentoring from a more experienced in-house counsel
  • Exclusive access to surveys on compensation for corporate counsel, including the opinions and practices of other in-house lawyers
  • Access to the world’s first and only certification program for in-house counsel, the Business Leadership Program for In-House Counsel, developed jointly by the CCCA and the Rotman School of Management

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CCCA Membership Categories

Choose from two categories of membership in the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association.

Regular members – In-house counsel who are regular members of the CBA, employed by, or providing legal services to, any business enterprise, association, institution, not-for-profit organization, Crown corporation, municipal corporation, government, regulatory body or agency. Only regular members may vote at member meetings and elect the Executive Committee.

Associate members – Lawyers who are regular, associate or affiliate members of the CBA, but who are not otherwise included in the definition of regular CCCA members. Through their expertise and support, associate members play a welcome and necessary role in the CCCA, and can join through the CBA branch office in their jurisdiction.

How to Join CCCA

New or renewing members of the CBA can join the CCCA or renew their CCCA membership as follows:

  • When you JOIN the CBA -- Simply complete the CCCA portion of the Join Online application process.
  • When you RENEW your membership or UPDATE your profile -- Simply complete the CCCA portion of the RENEW Online application process. Those eligible for regular CCCA membership can update their member profile or contact the National Office.

Those CBA members interested in joining the CCCA as associate members must do so through their CBA branch section enrolment form.