Call for Volunteers: Uniform Law Conference of Canada - BC Civil Section Delegation

  • November 08, 2022

CBABC seeks candidates to appoint as its representative to the Uniform Law Conference of Canada - BC Civil Section delegation for a term beginning immediately and continuing until August 31, 2025. The representative succeeds Meg Gaily, who was appointed as Registrar in the BC Supreme Court.

The Civil Section assembles government lawyers, private lawyers and law reformers to consider areas in which provincial and territorial laws would benefit from harmonization. At its annual conference, the main work of the Civil Section is reflected in its review and debate of proposed "uniform statutes", which if adopted are recommended for enactment by all relevant governments in Canada. The enactment of uniform laws recognizes the very mobile nature of the Canadian population and seeks to ensure that, where uniformity is desirable between provinces and territories, people will be able to rely on the law being the same wherever they may be.

The ULCC holds a multi-day meeting each August, but its committees and working groups work throughout the year to review, analyze and develop recommendations that are aimed at making the civil and criminal law more fair, clear, modern and effective. The ULCC operates in two sections: the Criminal Section and the Civil Section, and through the work of these sections it provides expert and non-partisan analysis for the consideration and use of Canadian provincial, territorial and federal governments.

CBABC will select a representative who meets these qualifications:

  • CBA member who will maintain membership throughout the term of service
  • Minimum 7 years call to the Bar in British Columbia
  • Experience in presenting legal information to non-lawyer audiences

CBABC members who wish to be considered for this volunteer opportunity, please submit your letter of interest, and resume to the attention of Kerry L. Simmons, KC, Executive Director, CBABC, 10th Floor 845 Cambie Street, Vancouver BC V6B 5T3. Email: ea@cbabc.org. Deadline 5pm, December 21, 2022.