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2019 Annual Institute of Family Law - Call for New Members

July 9, 2018  
The date for the 28th Annual Institute of Family Law is Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6, 2019, so mark your calendars! Our committee is currently composed of a member majority of under 10 years called, preference will be given to candidates with more than 12 years at The Bar.

Call for Committee Members


The planning committee of the CCLA’s Annual Institute of Family Law is looking for new members. Would you like to join us? The committee is a standing committee of the CCLA’s board of trustees, to which it reports through its co-chairs. Terms of Reference for the Committee can be found here.

The committee typically meets from September until February to plan the conference. Its members liaise with speakers, organize panel discussions, and prepare demonstrations in the months leading up to the annual conference which takes place over two days at Fairmont Le Château Montebello.

The CCLA fosters and promotes a culture of diversity and inclusion by promoting the values and principles of equality and equity in its Committee selection and programming. When choosing Committee members the CCLA also attempts to ensure, as much as possible, that there is representation by gender, firm size, practice area and year of call and we encourage and welcome the inclusion of Judges and Masters from the region.

If you are a Family Law practitioner with at least 10 – 15 years of practice experience and are interested in joining the committee, please send an email to Mimi Marrello at MMarrello@lmrlawyers.com. Please tell us what you would bring to the committee and do not forget to tell us about your practice and your year of call.

Expectations of committee members: attend meetings & if you cannot attend send your feedback – topic & speaker suggestions; if you’re assigned a task it must be completed by the next scheduled meeting; Follow-up with all of the speakers you’ve been assigned.; if our numbers are low you’ll help to call prospective attendees and full participation is required at the conference.

The deadline for applications is Friday, August 10, 2018.

Thank you!

Please note: All applicants must be members in good standing of the CCLA.

Ideas for Presentations?

Do you have an idea for a paper to be presented at next year’s conference? Please let us know. All suggestions are encouraged and welcomed, not everyone will be approved by the committee for this year's conference.

Please send an email to Jennifer Thompson at jthompson@ccla-abcc.ca ideally by August 11, 2017.

Please note that only those people whose topics are selected will be contacted.

Thank you!!

Mimi Marrello & Diana Carr

Co-Chairs, Planning Committee