Election to the OBA Board of Directors
2017-2018 OBA Board/Officer Elections
Dear OBA Member:
So you'd like to be a leader of the legal profession in Ontario? The Nominating Sub-committee wants you to consider becoming a candidate for OBA Board and Officer Positions for the 2017-2018 term. Step forward and be nominated for one of the following positions:
- 2nd Vice-President
- Regional Directors (8) (one for each electoral district)
- Chair of Professional Development
- Chair of Sections
You are eligible for election to any of these positions, if you have had at least one year's experience (at any time) as a member of the OBA Council by the time you would take office, if elected. For clarity, if you served on Council at any time in the past for at least a year, or if you are a member of Council now, even if you have not yet completed your first year on Council, you are eligible.
By convention, the 2nd Vice-Presidency alternates between a member who works in Toronto and a member who works elsewhere in the Province. This convention would require that a member working outside Toronto be nominated for this position, at this time.
Nomination Forms and Process
A nomination must be in writing and signed by five active members. Don’t forget to sign the form to indicate your consent to be nominated. For the Regional Director positions, the nominees and their five nominators must be active members who practice law, are employed or reside in the electoral district for which the candidate is nominated.
If more than one candidate is nominated for each available position, then the OBA will hold an election in accordance with the By-laws. Successful candidates will take office on August 15, 2017, to coincide with the term of the incoming Board of Directors of the Canadian Bar Association.
Not yet eligible?
Don’t let that stop you from reaching for the top. Volunteering at the OBA is your best opportunity to become the best you can be, and have your talents recognized. Call the OBA at (416) 869-1047 and find out how you can get more involved in your Bar Association. We need you!
Questions? We have answers.
Should you have any questions pertaining to the nomination or election processes, please contact Valerie Dallas (1-800-668-8900 or 416-869-1047 Ext. 322). Ms. Dallas can also provide you with contact information for me or one of the other members of the Nominating Sub-Committee.
Orlando Da Silva
Chair, Nominating Sub-Committee 2016-17