The OBA is a branch of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), an organization of lawyers formed to provide support by the profession to the profession so that it may render better service to its members and the public. The association provides lawyers with opportunities to become more efficient and effective, to further their professional education and to keep abreast of current developments within the profession, nationally and provincially.
Throughout their two-year term, Council members:
- act as ambassadors and liaisons for the OBA within their region
- identify issues and opportunities and provide advice to the Board on how to address them
- elect the Board of Directors (the decision making body of the Association) each year
- are expected to bring forward general and regional issues of importance to members and to the profession, including:
- Identification of issues in the region (practice or professional) that would benefit from OBA advocacy
- Issues related to the operation or administration of the judicial system
- Regional professional development needs
- Issues related to the presence of the Association in the region
For more information about the OBA governance structure please visit their web site here.
Crystal’s term begins September 1, 2018 and encourages anyone to contact her via email.