Committees of the Board

Executive Committee

Chair

  • The Honourable Justice P. Colleen Suche, President

Members

  • The Honourable ACJ Scott Hughes, Treasurer
  • The Honourable Justice Julie Dutil, First Vice-President
  • Associate Justice Linda S. Abrams, Second Vice-President
  • Mark Benton, K.C., Observer
  • The Honourable Justice James W. O’Reilly, Past-President

Ex Officio Member

  • CIAJ’s Executive Director

Mandate

  • Meets generally 9-10 times a year.
  • Composed exclusively of Board members.
  • The decision-making authority as delegated by the Board.
  • Recommends selection committee for justice medal award.
  • Reviews Executive Director performance.
  • Ensures proper risk management practices.
  • Makes recommendations regarding Executive Director compensation.
  • Makes recommendations regarding fundraising strategies.
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Education and Research Planning Committee

Chair

  • The Honourable Justice P. Colleen Suche

Members

  • The Honourable ACJ Scott Hughes
  • The Honourable Justice Julie Dutil
  • Associate Justice Linda S. Abrams
  • The Honourable Justice James W. O’Reilly
  • Stephen Bindman
  • The Honourable Justice Lana Krogan
  • Professor Bradford Morse
  • Jennifer Cox, K.C.
  • Professor Martine Valois
  • Professor Kent Roach

Ex Officio Members

  • CIAJ’s Executive Director

Mandate

  • Meets at least once a year.
  • Makes recommendations regarding education and research.
  • Makes recommendations on annual conference themes going forward on an ongoing basis to identify relevant topics.
  • Reviews emerging areas for CIAJ to plan legal education and make recommendations.
  • Recommends expertise in the fields of law covered in education programs.
  • Identifies research priorities and determines appropriate processes to conduct research projects.
  • Establishes selection criteria for various research & education.
  • CIAJ officers are all members.

Finance and Audit Committee

Chair

  • The Honourable ACJ Scott Hughes

Members

  • Professor Bradford Morse
  • Adam O. Letourneau, K.C.
  • Megan Longley, K.C.

Ex Officio Members

  • CIAJ’s President
  • CIAJ’s Executive Director

Mandate

  • Meets at least three times a year.
  • Monitors financial situation.
  • Presents annual budget for Board approval.
  • Directs the work of the external auditor.
  • Makes recommendations to the Board and to the AGM regarding the choice of auditors.
  • Every 5 years, reviews bids submitted for auditing services and makes a recommendation.
  • Makes recommendations regarding financial investments.
  • Makes recommendations regarding fundraising strategies.
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Governance Committee

Chair

  • The Honourable Justice Peter Willcock

Members

  • The Honourable Justice Colleen Suche, President
  • The Honourable Justice Julie Dutil, First Vice-President
  • Associate Justice Linda S. Abrams, Second Vice-President
  • Stephen Bindman

Ex Officio Member

  • CIAJ’s Executive Director

Mandate

  • Meets at least once a year.
  • President and Vice Presidents are members.
  • Acts as nominating committee for Directors and Officers or any other positions.
  • Leads succession planning for Board, committees and officer positions.
  • Periodically reviews bylaws, Board policies, committee terms of reference and other governance documents as requested by the Executive Committee to bring a resolution to the Board with a view of continuous improvement and compliance with desired governance practices.
  • Ensures proper ongoing governance education for the Board.
  • Reviews the mandate and effectiveness of the Board and Committees, and makes recommendations to the Board, as appropriate.
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