We all want to change the world – do you have a resolution?

  • November 03, 2020

The resolutions that are debated each year at the CBA’s annual general meeting have a significant role to play by positioning the CBA’s governance, and its stance on issues of importance to the legal community.

So if you, your Section or committee wants to shape CBA policy, now is your chance: the deadline to submit resolutions for debate at next year’s AGM is Dec. 11.

Resolutions should relate to the CBA’s mandate, which means they should:

  • improve the law or the administration of justice;
  • improve and promote access to justice;
  • promote equality in the legal profession and the justice system;
  • improve and promote the knowledge, skills, ethical standards and well-being of members of the legal profession;
  • represent the legal profession nationally and internationally; or
  • promote the interests of the members of the CBA.

Resolutions must be 300 words or less and must include a) the preamble, if any, giving concise, factual information about the nature of the problem or reason for the action being requested; and b) a resolving clause, clearly outlining the action to be taken.

Other supporting information must be included in the form for submitting resolutions.

Resolutions may be submitted to Tamra L. Thomson, Executive Director, Advocacy, by email (tamrat@cba.org), or by mail (Canadian Bar Association, 66 Slater St., Suite 1200, Ottawa, ON K1P 5H1).

The resolutions will be posted online in January. Each resolution will have a discussion board to allow members to log in and post comments and supporting documents.