Staff Directory

We take pride in our professional staff of 89 who provide the following specialized services:

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Canadian Bar Review

The Canadian Bar Review staff works together to oversee all aspects of the journal’s publication and related projects (such as conferences and cross promotion). We ensure that the Canadian Bar Review’s content is integrated with the Canadian Bar Association’s advocacy initiatives and priorities.

Canadian Corporate Counsel Association

The CCCA team works with its in-house counsel members to deliver first class professional development opportunities, provide valuable products and services, facilitate networking, promote a better understanding of and appreciation for corporate counsel, and much more. CCCA members are lawyers working for public and private companies, non-profits, associations, government and regulatory boards, Crown corporations, municipalities, hospitals, post-secondary institutions and school boards.

Communications and Marketing

The CBA National team is responsible for producing the quarterly print publication of CBA National, delivered to all members of the Association, and its online version, updated daily.  The publication's mission is to showcase CBA initiatives, and bring a variety of perspectives to the dialogue around evolving legal and practice trends that impact CBA members.

Finance

The CBA Finance department works with members and staff across the country to create and uphold sound financial practices for the health and success of the CBA. The department coordinates and oversees the annual budgeting process, provides regular reviews and reports on financial activity, plans and manages the day to day transactions, as well as the longer term reserves and investments.

Information Technology

The IT department provides technical support to the CBA National and branch offices, maintains the integrity of the CBA network and develops web applications for users across the country.

International Initiatives

The International Initiatives staff and CBA members work collaboratively with international partners to support the rule of law in developing and transitional countries. We promote justice system reform and capacity development projects through externally funded programs.

Legislation and Law Reform

The Legislation and Law Reform Department helps the 31 Sections, 10 Forums, 9 policy committees and countless working groups to focus their influence with government, regulators and the courts. The staff lawyers provide strategic advice for CBA governance and advocacy initiatives.

Meetings

The CBA Meetings team works with staff on the logistics for section, forum, committee and general business meetings as well as professional development conferences. We manage the budget, logistical planning and execution of the CBA Legal Conference, Mid-Winter Meeting of Council and the CCCA National Conference. We also maintain partnerships with event-related suppliers to the benefit of the CBA and its members. 

Membership

The CBA Member Services team is responsible for the development, planning and execution of national initiatives related to membership retention and acquisition, responding to inquiries about member benefits, programs and savings, maintaining the integrity of the membership database, tracking and reporting statistical membership data and trends, administering the annual membership renewal invoicing process and managing the National Preferred Supplier and Corporate Sponsorship Programs.

CBA National

The CBA National team is responsible for producing the quarterly print publication of CBA National, delivered to all members of the Association, and its online version, updated daily. The publication's mission is to showcase CBA initiatives, and bring a variety of perspectives to the dialogue around evolving legal and practice trends that impact CBA members.

Office of the Chief Executive Officer

The office of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for all matters related to supporting the Executive Officers, the Board of Directors, and National Council. The CEO is responsible for external stakeholder relations, ongoing branch relations, as well relationships with such organizations as the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, the Canadian Bar Insurance Association, and the CBA Financial Services Corp.

Professional Development

The Professional Development department works in collaboration with the CBA’s Standing Committees and National Sections & Forums to plan, develop and deliver knowledge and skills training programs for members of the legal profession through in-person conferences and online seminars.

Sections and Forums

The Sections and Forums Department works in close partnership with CBA Members in the overall operation of our 40 Sections and Forums. We support the development of products and services that meet the needs of our members in their areas of practice or interest.

Senior Management

The Senior Management Team provides vision, leadership, support and oversight to the operations and staff of the CBA National Office, and facilitates the governance of the organization at the national level.

Translation

The Translation Department is responsible for the coordination, translation and review of CBA documents (primarily from English to French), including reports, ministerial correspondence, government submissions, resolutions, association policy, promotional material, news releases, members’ newsletters and Professional Development documentation.