Shape the future of your Association: Do you have a resolution?

  • October 12, 2021

Every year at the Canadian Bar Association’s annual general meeting, members debate and vote on resolutions that shape the CBA’s governance and its position on issues of importance to the legal community.

If you, or your Section or committee have resolutions to propose, the deadline to submit them for debate at the next AGM is December 2, 2021.

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

  • 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 at

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.