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Call for Nominations for the 2018 County of Carleton Law Association Board of Trustees Election

November 27, 2017  

Pursuant to County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA) By-law #2, Craig O’Brien, CCLA Secretary, has called for the 2018 Board of Trustees Election.

The Board of Trustees consists of 8 positions, one of which is reserved for a Trustee admitted to the Bar within the past 7 years (the "Recent Call Trustee”). This year, the Recent Call Trustee must have been called on or after March 8, 2011. Trustees are elected by eligible voting members of the CCLA Membership and serve for a period of one year.

The Board of Trustees meets on a monthly basis (except for July and August) and is responsible for leading the organization through strategic direction, setting policy development and dealing with matters related to the profession, CLE initiatives, lobbying, and membership services. If you are passionate about these types of issues, becoming a CCLA Trustee is an excellent way to participate and make a difference.

At this time, the CCLA is seeking candidate nominations. Candidates must be voting members of the CCLA, which encompasses the following individuals:

  • Lawyers from any year of call, engaged in full time or part-time practice, who live and/or practice in Ottawa
  • Lawyers not in practice but who live in Ottawa
  • Honourary members of the CCLA who reside or practice in Ottawa

In accordance with our by-laws, the following individuals are considered to be non-voting CCLA members and are not eligible to run for a Trustee position or to vote. They may, however, nominate a candidate:

  • Students – law, articling, or paralegal
  • Paralegals
  • Judges
  • Lawyers not in practice who live outside of Ottawa

All nominations must be received by email, fax, or mail, no later than noon (12:00 PM) on Friday, December 15, 2017. Interested candidates can find the form here. Nomination forms must be signed by a nominator who is not the candidate themselves. Candidate biographies and statements will be requested in early January.

The election will run from January 29 to February 12, 2018 through an online voting system. The slate of winners from this election will be voted upon at our Annual General Meeting on March 8, 2018.

We encourage all eligible members to consider this exciting opportunity.