The Canadian BarAssociation

The Power of Unity

L'Assemblée de la mi-hiver de l'ABC

Ottawa (Ontario) 20 au 21 février 2016

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CBA Mid-Winter Meeting of Council Agenda

Saturday, February 20, 2016, 8:30 – 16:45

Ballroom, Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, Ontario
Breakfast will be served from 8:00 to 8:30 am

**Subject to Change**
Number Time Item(s) Speaker(s)
1

08:30- 08:40

Call to Order and Welcome

Michele Hollins, Q.C.
Chair of Council

2

08:40-08:55

Acclamation and Remarks by the Incoming CBA 2nd Vice-President

Michele Hollins, Q.C.
Michèle Moreau

3

08:55-09:25

Greetings from the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

The Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould

09:25-10:20

Report of the Resolutions & Bylaws Committee
Debate of Resolutions

Bryan Salte, Q.C.

10:20-10:35

Health Break

6

10:35-11:00

Report of the CBA Treasurer

  • Review of Audited Financial Statements 2014-2015
  • Current Fiscal Year 2015-2016

Dean Scaletta

11:00-11:10

Presentation of Membership Committee Report, with Q&A

Kerry L. Simmons, Q.C.
Stephanie Elyea

11:10-11:30

Report of the CBA President on behalf of the Board of Directors, with Q&A

Janet M. Fuhrer

9

11:30-11:50

Presentation of the John Tait Award of Excellence, the Young Lawyers’ Pro Bono Award, and the Walter Owen Book Prize Award

Michele Hollins, Q.C.

10

11:50-12:30

Debate of Resolutions (continued)

Bryan Salte, Q.C.

11 

12:30- 13:30

Council Lunch
Presentation of the Touchstone Award, the SOGIC Ally Award, and the SOGIC Hero Award

12

13:30-13:50

Joint Report from the Canadian Bar Insurance Association and the  CBA Financial Services Corporation

Yves Tourangeau
John Waddell

13

13:50-15:35

CBA Re-Think

  • Strategic Direction
  • Motion to adopt Strategic Direction
  • Governance

Steven Mandziuk, Q.C.
Sharon Pratchler, Q.C.
Michele Hollins, Q.C.
Fred Headon

14 

15:35-15:45

Health Break

15

15:45-16:45

Entity Regulation: It's coming – what does it mean for you?

Law societies across Canada are considering entity regulation and how best to implement it. The CBA Ethics Committee has looked at how it may affect lawyers in different segments of the profession. Hear the lowdown from the experts, ask your questions and offer your feedback.

Accreditation in all Canadian jurisdictions except New Brunswick and Saskatchewan (Accreditation in New Brunswick and Saskatchewan is pending):
Substantive, skills and/or procedural content: 0 hours

Ethics, Professionalism and/or practice management content: 1 hour

Allan Fineblit Q.C., Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP

Marie Dupuis, Norton Rose

Tony Kavanagh, Chair, CBA Ethics Committee

16

16:45

Adjournment

Michele Hollins, Q.C.

Sunday, February 21, 2016, 9:00 – 11:40

Ballroom, Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, Ontario
Breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 9:00 am

**Subject to Change**
Number Time Item(s) Speaker(s)
17 

09:00-09:15

Questions for National Standing Committees:

  • Professional Development Committee
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee
  • International Initiatives Committee
  • Equality Committee
  • Access to Justice Committee

Michele Hollins, Q.C.
Joan Bercovitch

18

09:15-10:10

Debate of Resolutions (continued)

Bryan Salte, Q.C.

19

10:10-10:25

Health Break

20

10:25-10:35

Remarks from the President of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada

Jeff Hirsch

21

10:35-10:50

Questions for Forums:

  • Women Lawyers Forum
  • Young Lawyers Forum
  • Small, Solo and General Practice Forum
  • Public Sector Lawyers Forum
  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Forum
  • CBA Wellness Forum
  • Forum of French Speaking Common Law Members
  • Canadian Corporate Counsel Association
  • Canadian Judges’ Forum
  • Law Student Forum

Judith Huddart
Gathoni Njuguna

22

10:50-11:10

Introducing Do Law Differently: Futures for Young Lawyers

Jordan Furlong
Erika Carrasco
Dana Grégoire

23 

11:10-11:20

Questions for National Sections

Robyn Elliot, Q.C.
Bradley Regehr
Holly Doerksen

24

11:20-11:30

Report from the CBA Chief Executive Officer

John D.V. Hoyles

25

11:30-11:40

Presentation of Legislation and Law Reform Committee Report, with Q&A

Ken Mandzuik
Tamra L. Thomson

26

11:40

Adjournment (lunch is not provided)

Michele Hollins, Q.C.

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