The deadline for submitting resolutions for debate at the Annual Meeting is Monday, December 9, 2019.

Resolutions shall not exceed 300 words and shall include:

  1. the preamble (if any), giving concise, factual information about the nature of the problem or reason for the action being requested; and
  2. a resolving clause, clearly outlining the action to be taken.

Forms for submitting resolutions are available online. Resolutions may be submitted to Tamra L. Thomson by:

  • email ─
  • mail ─ Canadian Bar Association, 66 Slater St., Suite 1200, Ottawa, ON K1P 5H1

A resolution is a formal expression of opinion or intention agreed on by an organization’s governing body, typically after taking a vote. Resolutions include current legal issues, public policy and CBA governance.

Once resolutions are passed they determine our position on current legal issues and governance. All resolutions must promote the CBA mandate as outlined in our mission statement:

  • Improve the law
  • Improve the administration of justice
  • Improve and promote access to justice
  • Promote equality in the legal profession and the justice system
  • Improve and promote the knowledge, skills, ethical standards and well-being of members of the legal profession
  • Represent the legal profession nationally and internationally
  • Promote the interests of the members of the Canadian Bar Association

Search Resolutions