Spotlight on Elections 2020-21: Nominations for Board of Directors now open

  • March 10, 2020

The voice of the legal profession in Canada is seeking new voices to join the CBA Board of Directors for 2020-21.

Applications are now open to fill six positions on the CBA board—representing Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Northwest Territories, Prince Edward Island and Yukon. The nomination period ends on Friday, April 3.

The Board of Directors handles the work of the CBA, which includes overseeing finances, membership, engagement, advocacy, diversity and the CBA’s overall health.

Current Ontario representative and incoming Vice President Stephen Rotstein said the board plays an important role to in enabling the CBA to speak up for the profession.  “We’ve got a great board and we are working very closely to see through the vision of our association as the place—the home—for lawyers in this country,” he said.

In addition to reflecting the diversity of the legal profession and the geography of Canada, the board seeks to have a mix of practice types, year of call, language, skills and experience.

As the two-year terms are staggered to maintain a level of continuity, elections will not take place in 2020 for representatives from Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan.

As the nomination window closes for the board of directors, the process begins for members who wish to serve on Board committees or subcommittees. The application period for these positions opens on Monday, April 6 and closes Monday, May 4.

The application period for Section executive positions opens on April 30.