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The CCLA Paralegal Committee is Recruiting!

October 30, 2018  
The CCLA Paralegal Committee 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. The Terms of Reference for the Committee can be found here.

The Committee typically meets once every six to eight weeks but from time to time may be required to meet more often. In addition to advocating for paralegals by submitting responses to requests from the Law Society of Ontario, the Attorney General and other stakeholders, its members are responsible for providing information to paralegal members of the CCLA and for providing continued professional development (CPD) opportunities for paralegals, lawyers, articling students and law clerks. Several two-hour CPD events are scheduled throughout the year and one full-day event is scheduled annually. The CPD content is geared towards the areas of practice for licensed paralegals. Its members are also responsible for attending all programs it organizes and must attend various CCLA social events throughout the year.

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.

The Committee currently has an opening for two licensed paralegals and a paralegal student representative. If you are interested in joining the Committee, please send an email to Jennifer Thompson at jthompson@ccla-abcc.ca. Please tell us what you would bring to the Committee and do not forget to tell us about the nature of your area of practice.

The deadline for applications is Friday, November 9, 2018.

Thank you!

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