How to apply

The Chief Electoral Officer has issued a call for applications from members from the following jurisdictions for position on the CBA Board of Directors:

  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Nunavut
  • Ontario
  • Quebec
  • Saskatchewan

The application period closes at 8 pm EDT April 1st.

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 New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Northwest Territories, Prince Edward Island and Yukon – as well as the incoming Vice President who is from Manitoba – will complete their terms in 2019-2020. As a result, elections will not be held this year for a representative in these jurisdictions.

Application packages must include the following documents:

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 Québec. 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 résumé will be posted on during the election period. The CBA will translate the Application Form only. Your résumé will be posted in the language(s) 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 or 1-800-267-8860 ext. 200 .