Moncton native named Second Vice-President of CBA

  • August 15, 2014

St. John's, NL, August 14, 2014 – RenĂ© Basque of Moncton has been named Second Vice-President of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) to take effect on August 17. The position is the first step on the ladder to the national presidency of the Association, a post he will assume in August 2016.

CBA’s current President, Fred Headon, made the announcement on August 14, 2014 at the CBA Legal Conference which is being held this week in St. John’s. “Congratulations to Rene on being named to the position,” said Fred Headon. “I would like to thank him for his dedication to our Association and we look forward to working with him.”

RenĂ© Basque fills a vacancy that was created when Judge Daniel MacRury was named to the Bench in August. Mr. Basque is currently a partner of Actus Law Droit Law Firm in Moncton where he practises corporate restructuring and construction law. He received his Queen’s Counsel in 2013.

RenĂ© Basque has been a member of the CBA since 1989. He was president of CBA-New Brunswick in 2006-2007 and is currently chair of the CBA’s national Awards Committee.

“I take on this challenge with humility and a great deal of enthusiasm. The CBA is, rightly, the voice of the legal profession and the rigorous protector of the rule of law. What we do in this incredible community of communities, across the country, is truly remarkable and I look forward to serving the membership and Canadians in the next few years,” said Mr. Basque.

The CBA is dedicated to supporting the rule of law, improvements in the law, and the administration of justice. Some 37,500 lawyers, law teachers, and law students from across Canada are members.