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Civil Litigation Conference Planning Committee – Call for Committee Members

January 13, 2020  

The planning committee of the CCLA’s Civil Litigation Conference (also known as “the Trembello Conference”) is looking for a few new members. Well, like four. 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 monthly from January until July to discuss case law and legal and professional developments, and to select conference topics. Its members then liaise with speakers and organize panel discussions and presentations in the months leading up to the November conference, which takes place over two days at the Fairmont Mont Tremblant. We would like the committee to include lawyers who represent the diversity of Ottawa’s civil litigation bar and as such, we are seeking the following:

  1. Two civil litigators (non-personal injury);
  2. A plaintiff personal injury lawyer with at least fifteen years’ experience; and
  3. A plaintiff personal injury lawyer with over five years’ experience.

Creativity, a keen interest in the law, a willingness to work hard and a sense of humour are greatly valued. Bilingualism is also valued. If you think you might be interested in joining the committee, please send an email to Jennifer Thompson at We do not need an elaborate application but 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.

The deadline for applications is Friday, January 31, 2020.
Please note: All applicants must be members in good standing with the CCLA.

When choosing committee members for our education programs, the CCLA attempts to ensure, as much as possible, that there is representation by: gender, size of firm, Ottawa and regional speakers, newer and senior lawyers, and inclusion of Judges and Masters from the region. The CCLA fosters a culture of diversity and inclusion by enabling the values and principles of equality and equity in its programs.

Thank you,

Jeff Saikaley & Susanne Sviergula
Co-Chairs, Civil Litigation Conference Planning Committee