Call for Volunteers: Federal Judicial Advisory Committee (JAC) for British Columbia

  • June 26, 2014

A senior member of the Bar (10+ year call) is required to serve as the CBABC representative to the Federal Judicial Advisory Committee (JAC) for BC. This is for a three-year term with the possibility of one additional term.

The JAC is responsible for evaluating candidates for federal judicial appointment, and providing recommendations to the federal Minister of Justice.  Lawyers who are appointed to this Committee cannot themselves be candidates for judicial appointment during or for one year following the end of their two-year term of office on the Committee.

Candidates for this appointment must be nominated by two CBABC members, and the Nomination Letters should be accompanied by a current curriculum vitae and such other materials as the nominators may wish to append. This volunteer position requires a significant amount of time and effort. It is particularly important that Committee members be committed to respecting the confidentiality of the information with which they will be entrusted.

CBABC is required to submit a list of up to three candidates for consideration by the Minister of Justice, who makes the appointment.

CBABC members interested in being considered for this appointment should send a letter of interest and supporting documents by no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, August 15, 2014 to the attention of Caroline Nevin, CBABC Executive Director, 10th Floor, 845 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 5T3; email:; fax: (604) 669-9601 or toll free 1-877-669-9601.