Kerry L. Simmons, Q.C. elected incoming CBA National Second Vice-President

  • March 26, 2015

Ottawa – Kerry L. Simmons, Q.C. of Victoria, has won the election for incoming Second Vice-President of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA). This position is the first step on the ladder to the national presidency, a post she will assume in August 2017.

CBA President Michele Hollins, Q.C. made the announcement on March 26. “Congratulations to Kerry on her successful campaign,” she said. "I'd like to thank her for her continued dedication to our Association and wish her all the best as she takes on her new responsibilities." 

Kerry Simmons received her LL.B from University of Calgary in 1999. She is currently amanaging partner of Cook Roberts llp in Victoria where her practice focuses on estate litigation, employment law and family law. In 2013, she was named Queen’s Counsel by the Attorney General of BC, and received the President’s Medal from the BC Branch of the CBA for outstanding service to the legal profession.

Kerry Simmons joined the CBA as a young lawyer. In 2012-13 she served as President of the BC Branch of CBA where she was an outspoken advocate for access to justice and access to legal services in rural and small communities throughout the province. Nationally, she was a member of the Board of Directors and currently sits on the Membership Committee as the BC representative.

She continues her long-standing commitment to members of the legal profession to ensure the CBA provides professional development and support to its members and works with them to promote effective law reform, equality in the profession, and fair justice systems.

The CBA is dedicated to support for the rule of law, and improvement in the law and the administration of justice. Some 36,000 lawyers, notaries in Quebec, law teachers, and law students from across Canada are members.