III Chief Executive Officer and Professional Staff

9. Duties, Responsibilities, Authority of Chief Executive Officer

Without limiting the generality of article 24 of Bylaw Number 1, and subject to the Act of Incorporation, Bylaws, resolutions and policies of the Association, the Chief Executive Officer:

  1. maintains effective communication and a good working relationship with the Board and all entities of the Association, including Branches and related corporations;
  2. maintains liaison on behalf of the Association with the law societies in Canada, Bars of other nations, the International Bar, and other national associations with complementary interests;
  3. attends and participates in meetings of any entity of the Association, as they see fit;
  4. coordinates the strategic planning process;
  5. facilitates good working relations between members of the Association and national office staff, to maximize the effectiveness of Association activities;
  6. plans meetings and prepares the minutes of meetings of the Association and the Board;
  7. recommends programs and policies to the Board and advises and assists the Board and its Committees and Subcommittees in their responsibilities of office;
  8. ensures that all programs and policies approved by the Board of Directors are implemented;
  9. is responsible for operation of the national office and its staff;
  10. prescribes the duties and responsibilities of, and hires and dismisses staff of the national office. Personnel decisions about Executive Directors reporting to the Chief Executive Officer will be approved by the Governance and Equity Committee;
  11. revises salaries, evaluates each staff member, and keeps an office manual up to date;
  12. answers all correspondence directed to the national office, or delegates responsibility therefor;
  13. maintains proper books of account, records and files; attends to all correspondence and sends all notices required by the Bylaws or as directed by the Board; and acts as custodian of the Seal of the Association and certifies documents issued by the Association when certification is required;
  14. ensures that documents and publications, including articles in the National, the Canadian Bar Review and other legal publications are published in both French and English, in accordance with Association policies;
  15. places adequate fire, public liability and other insurance required for the Association and for the national office. (Board, 18 Jan 2024)

10. Professional Staff

Employees of the Association, its Branches or CCCA shall not have the right to vote in any capacity in the Association for the period of their employment, except on Subcommittees or Task Forces with the approval of the Board of Directors.