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Welcome to the website of the Canadian Maritime Law Association. Members of the public are invited to browse the public parts of our website to learn about us. If you have an interest in Canadian maritime law and are not already a member of CMLA, please apply for membership.

If you are a member of CMLA, it is recommended that you proceed directly to the Members Only section which contains additional News and Events relevant to members as well as the full database of CMLA reports and AGM documents. CMLA members may retrieve their passwords here.



 New Logo

The Board of Directors of CMLA approved a new logo for the association at the Board of Directors meeting held on 18 January 2013. Many thanks to Eric Machum of Metcalf & Company, Halifax who refined the design of the new logo. The logo appears on various pages on this site and you can see a large version at the link below.

 CMLA History 1951-2000

In 2001 the late John A. Cantello, a former Secretary-Treasurer of CMLA, prepared a booklet entitled A History of the Canadian Maritime Law Association, 1951-2000. This valuable booklet was distributed to members at the time of its printing but few copies now remain readily available. To ensure the preservation of this booklet, Peter Cullen, a former President of CMLA, has obtained a digital copy which is now on the website and can be downloaded from the hyperlink below.

 Recent Web Site Changes

We continue to try to improve our communication with members via this website. In addition to numerous cosmetic changes, we have made the following substantive changes:
  • added a page for each of the major committees of CMLA. The pages can be accessed from the Committees Page or under the Members Only Menu.These committee pages will be further developed over time;
  • added a full site map, the link for which is in the header of every page;
  • added a link in all Members List tables to a popup of the full contact and membership details of the chosen member. You can view the committees of which you are a member via this link.You can also now view your full membership details at the Change Address Page; and
  • added the ability to sort and view members by Province or State.

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26th Tulane Admiralty Law Institute - Admiralty Jurisdiction and Procedure: Blueprint for Practice - New Orleans, La - February 28-March 2, 2018. Further details to be available in Fall 2017.


From April 23 to 25, 2018, Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul, Turkey, will hold the 3rd International Symposium on Naval Architecture and Maritime (INT-NAM 2018). The Symposium will feature a Session dealing with Emerging Maritime Legal Questions. The Organizing Committee has issued a call for papers for that session, abstracts of which must be submitted, no later than July 21, 2017, to For further information, please consult the Sympo