Bianca Kratt, K.C. elected Vice President of the Canadian Bar Association

  • February 08, 2024

Ottawa, February 8, 2024 – The Canadian Bar Association is pleased to announce that Bianca Kratt, K.C., the CBA Board member from Alberta, has been elected to the position of Vice President for 2024-2025.  She will serve as CBA President the following year.

Bianca Kratt, born and raised in Quebec City and member of the Huron-Wendat First Nation, is a partner at Parlee McLaws LLP in Alberta. She specializes in commercial, banking and real estate law. As the Practice Group Leader for the firms’ Commercial, Banking and Real Estate department in Calgary, she is well-versed in real estate transactions and land development, corporate transactions and reorganisations, financing as well as leasing.

Bianca Kratt’s involvement in the Canadian Bar Association is extensive: she has served as the CBA Alberta Branch President from 2021 to 2022 and she has been an executive member of the branch since 2019.  She currently serves as the CBA Finance Committee Chair. She will assume the vice-presidential role in September 2024, when Vice President Lynne Vicars of Toronto becomes President, and she will succeed her as President in September 2025.

Quick facts

  • Earned her law degrees at the Université Laval (civil law) and at the University of Manitoba (common law) and an LL.M. from Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Called to the bar in Alberta (2005) and Quebec (2002)
  • Fully bilingual in French and English
  • President of the CBA Alberta Branch in 2021-2022
  • Chair of the CBA National Finance Committee in 2023-2024
  • Was the CBA’s nominee on the Independent Advisory Board for Supreme Court of Canada Judicial Appointments in 2023

About the Canadian Bar Association

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