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CCLA Trustees Election 2018 - January 29 - February 12

January 25, 2018  

We are very excited to present the list of candidates for the 2018 Trustees election! The candidates are:

  • Roberto Aburto*
  • Sean Bawden
  • Jonathan Collings
  • Andrew Ferguson
  • Mark Habib
  • Jennifer Jolly
  • Sarah Kennedy
  • Rachelle Laforge*
  • Mimi Marrello
  • Sean May
  • Christine Powell
  • Michael Wonham*
*These candidates are eligible for the Recent Call position on the CCLA Board. This position is reserved for a lawyer who has been called to the Ontario Bar less than 7 years from the date of the AGM.

Please Read: Important Voting Information

On Monday, January 29, 2018, eligible voters will receive an email containing a link to their online ballot. You can only vote once, and only though the link provided to you in the email. From there, you may select up to eight nominees. Please check your spam or junk mail folders if you do not receive this in your inbox.

We will send a reminder to those who haven't voted during the second week of voting. All votes must be cast by 5:00 PM Eastern on Monday, February 12, 2018.

The results of the election will be announced shortly after. Pursuant to our by-laws, members will vote to elect this slate of candidates at our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, March 8, 2018.

If you have any questions about this election or the voting process, please email the CCLA at

Voting Eligibility

The following member groups are considered to be voting members of the CCLA:
  • 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

The following CCLA members are considered to be non-voting members and will not be receiving ballots for this election:

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