How to apply

The Chief Electoral Officer has issued a call for applications for a position on the National Board of Directors for members from British Columbia.

The application period closes at 8 pm ET July 17.

The term of office on the CBA Board of Directors is two years, and terms are staggered to ensure continuity from year to year. Current Board members from Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan will complete their terms in 2020-2021. As a result, elections will not be held this year for representatives in these jurisdictions. Board positions for Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Northwest Territories, Yukon and Manitoba were acclaimed for their 2020-2022 term earlier this year.

Application packages must include the following documents:

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Please ensure sufficient time is allowed to secure the necessary certificate(s) – some law societies take up to ten business days to process these requests.

Applicants must be a regular member in good standing of the CBA. A regular member of the CBA is one who is a member in good standing of a law society in Canada or holds a recognized Canadian law degree. Law society includes the Chambre des notaires du QuĂ©bec. Student members, associate members, retired members, judicial members and honorary members are not eligible.

If the Governance and Equality Committee confirms your candidacy, only your application form and rĂ©sumĂ© will be posted on CBA.org during the election period. The CBA will translate the Application Form only. Your rĂ©sumĂ© will be posted in the language(s) in which it is received; you may submit it in both English and French. (The 2000-word limit is for each language.) The Personal Suitability Form and the Certification and Diversity Self-Identification Form will be made available to the Governance and Equality Committee, but will not be posted or otherwise made public.

Applicants should carefully review the list of expectations to serve successfully as a CBA Board Member as those who are unable to meet them may be removed from the Board.

For additional information, please review Bylaw Number 1 and direct any questions in confidence to Cheryl Farrow, CEO, Canadian Bar Association at cherylf@cba.org or 1-800-267-8860 ext. 200.