Committees of the Board

Executive Committee

Chair

  • The Honourable Justice James W. O’Reilly, President

Members

  • The Honourable Justice P. Colleen Suche, First Vice-President
  • The Honourable Chief Justice Michael J. Wood, Second Vice-President
  • The Honourable Senior Associate Chief Judge Scott Hughes, Secretary-Treasurer
  • Mark Benton, Q.C., Chair of the Communications and Membership Committee
  • Patrick A. Molinari, Ad. E., FRSC, Past President

Ex Officio Member

  • CIAJ’s Executive Director

Mandate

  • Determine the number of positions filled by members of the Board;
  • Recommend names for unfilled positions;
  • Propose election of new directors and honorary directors;
  • Report on the composition of the Board of Directors;
  • Recommend search committee for the justice medal award;
  • Make recommendations concerning the remuneration, terms of employment and recognition of all employees of the CIAJ;
  • Consider the Executive Director’s recommendations of staff reporting to her and make recommendations of its own;
  • Review performance of the Executive Director in consultation with the members of the Board and chairs of committees;
  • Make recommendations concerning remuneration, benefits and terms of employment of the Executive Director;
  • Review the purpose of the organization and establish realistic goals and objectives consistent with its mandate in a defined time frame within CIAJ’s capacity for implementation;
  • Rally the board of directors around a common principled vision;
  • Communicate these goals and objectives to CIAJ’s constituents;
  • Ensure effective use of CIAJ’s resources by focusing resources on key priorities;
  • Establish a mechanism for informed change when needed.
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Education and Research Planning Committee

Chair

  • The Honourable Justice James W. O’Reilly

Members

  • Master Linda S. Abrams
  • Stephen Bindman
  • Miray Granovsky
  • The Honourable Justice Lana Krogan
  • Professor Bradford Morse
  • Patrick A. Molinari, Ad. E., FRSC
  • The Honourable Justice Michelle O’Bonsawin
  • The Honourable Justice P. Colleen Suche
  • The Honourable Judge Eric Tolppanen
  • Professor Martine Valois

Ex Officio Members

  • CIAJ’s Executive Director

Mandate

  • Advise the Board on judicial education, legal education and research;
  • Develop and monitor CIAJ’s education and research plan;
  • Select themes for annual conferences;
  • Review existing education and research programs;
  • Recommend expertise in the fields of law covered in the education programs;
  • Identify research priorities and appropriate process to conduct research projects;
  • Monitor selection process for Charles D. Gonthier Research Fellowship and Christine Huglo Robertson Essay Prize.

Finance and Audit Committee

Chair

  • The Honourable Senior Associate Chief Judge Scott Hughes, Treasurer

Members

  • Adam O. Letourneau, Q.C.
  • Professor Bradford Morse
  • The Honourable Chief Justice Michael J. Wood

Ex Officio Members

  • CIAJ’s President
  • CIAJ’s Executive Director

Mandate

  • Supervise finances of the organization including risk management;
  • Review annual audited financial statements;
  • Report on fiscal year with recommendations;
  • Monitor funds;
  • Review operating budget results;
  • Review external audit;
  • Recommend strategies for fund-raising;
  • Recommend financial investments, if required;
  • Every 5 years, review bids submitted for auditing services and make a recommendation.