Incoming Vice-President 2019-2020

Brad Regehr

Bradley Regehr

Bradley Regehr is a Partner with Maurice Law, Barristers & Solicitors. His legal practice focuses on Aboriginal, administrative, corporate/commercial and real property law. He is Legal Counsel to First Nation and other aboriginal groups representing them in numerous matters including litigation, administrative, historical claims and governance issues. Bradley holds a BA (Joint Honours) degree from the University of Waterloo (1993) and an LL.B. (1996) from the University of Manitoba. He is the past President of the Manitoba Bar Association, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and the Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce in Winnipeg.

Statement of intent for VP position

I feel that I am uniquely qualified to hold the office of Vice President and ultimately serve as President in 2020-2021. My experience within the CBA is extensive. I have been a member in the CBA since law school. I have chaired the Aboriginal Law Section (National and Manitoba sections). I sat on the Executive of the former National Sections Council for 6 years. For two years I held the office of President of the Manitoba Branch with a seat on the CBA Board of Directors. I served one year on the Finance Committee. I currently sit on the Governance and Equality Committee.

I intend to focus on ensuring that the CBA remains the voice of the legal profession. I want to focus on not just maintaining our membership but increasing it. In order to do that, we must constantly increase the value of the CBA to members and non-members. In particular we need to focus on the needs of young lawyers and law students.

I also intend on furthering the work done by the CBA on the issue of Access to Justice. The CBA is a leader in this area and has championed many improvements. That work must continue, and it is imperative the legal profession be involved in ensuring Access to Justice is available to all Canadians.

At the same time, work on the issues of diversity and inclusivity within the CBA must continue. We still need to make important steps until we can truly say that we are an Association for all lawyers. If elected, I would be the first indigenous President of the CBA and I believe my perspective can benefit the CBA if I am elected President.

Lastly, the review of the new CBA governance model will take place during 2020-2021. This aligns with my roles on the Re-Think Project Integration Team and the CBA Board of Directors that worked out the details of the new model. If elected I would be President while this review takes place.

I ask for your support in my candidacy for the office of Vice President.