Call for Nominations: Section Representatives to Provincial Council

  • March 07, 2023

Join Provincial Council! As the advisory body to the Board of Directors, members of Provincial Council bring the concerns and interests of lawyers in their region or Section to the attention of the CBABC Board and bring the latest developments in our profession back to members.

There are 18 representatives from Sections who are elected to Provincial Council. This year, there are seven members to be elected for two-year terms.


Any member of a Section Executive on December 31, 2022 is eligible to stand for election and, if elected, must maintain CBA membership throughout their term of office. Nominations for these positions must be in writing and signed by two members of the Section executive and the nominee, all of whom must be CBA members. For details, see the Bylaws and Governance Policy. If you have questions, please contact the Executive Director at

Complete the attached Nomination Form and Candidate Statement and send to Kerry Simmons, KC, Executive Director at, no later than 5:00 PM on Tuesday, April 11, 2023.


Where a Section representative represents only one Section (e.g. Aboriginal Lawyers Forum), the entire Executive of that Section is the Electorate and eligible to vote. Where a Section representative represents a number of geographic regions (like Family Law) or a number of Sections, the Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary of each related Executive is eligible to vote. Those eligible to vote (the Electorate) will be notified. Those standing for election will receive a list of the Electorate related to their position. 

For details and variances, see the Governance Policy. If you have questions, please contact the Executive Director at

Elections Required

Section Number to be Elected Candidate Completing Term Electorate
Women Lawyers Forum 1 Robin Gage 9 (3 from each of the 3 Sections)
Young Lawyers Sections 1 Dan Melnick 9 (3 from each of the 3 Sections)
Family Law Sections 1 Samantha de Wit 18 (3 from each of the 6 Sections)
Criminal Justice Sections 1 Mark Gervin 12 ( 3 from each of the 4 Sections)
Aboriginal Lawyers Forum 1 Vacant 8-member Executive of ALF
Remaining Sections 2 James Pakenham,
Sean Kelly
126 (3 from each of the remaining 42 Sections)
Total 7    

No elections are required in 2023 for SOGIC, CCCA, Civil Litigation, Wills & Trusts, Business Law, Real Estate/Property and 5 of the 7 representatives from the remaining 42 sections.

Download Nomination Form       Submit Your Nomination