OBA Section Executive Elections

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

Hundreds of lawyers across the province are looking for information about the latest techniques and trends that will help their practice prosper. Join in, and become a part of the executive team that will shape the future of Sections.

Whether you are new to sections or a seasoned member, your opinions and perspective are important to ensure no issue is missed and the information and programming developed is in-line your peers needs. Peer-developed content is one of the cornerstones for the success of any section and every point of view brings a new dynamic to the discussion.

We are looking for your perspective, and your insights to move this section forward and invite you submit your name to become a member of one of the thirty-nine 2017-2018 Section Executives.

In order to be nominated and elected, you must be a current (2016-2017) Section member and be a current OBA/CBA member.

SECTION EXECUTIVE ROLES

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  • Presides at the meetings of the Section
  • Oversees the performance of all activities of the Section
  • Reports in writing to the OBA Board of Directors, before its June meeting, on the work of the Section
  • Represents, or designates a representative for the  Section at the OBA Annual Meeting, each meeting of OBA Council and each meeting of the National Section
  • Endeavours to have representation for the Section at the annual meeting of CBA
  • Exercises any other powers and duties usually associated with the office in accordance with the OBA Section Constitution
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  • Assists the Chair in the performance of the responsibilities of that office,
  • Acts for the Chair during the absence or inability of the Chair to act,
  • Exercises any other powers and duties that the Chair designates.
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  • Takes minutes of business transacted at any meeting of the Section, the Section Executive, and the Officers,
  • Provides a copy of all minutes to the Section’s OBA staff coordinator,
  • Ensures that the Section complies with the OBA Section Manual, the OBA Section Constitution and OBA's by-laws and policies and shall exercise any other duties that the Chair designates.
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  • Liaises with the OBA Public Affairs Committee,
  • In cooperation with the OBA Public Affairs Department, coordinates the preparation of the Section's advice and input, when requested.
  • Contributes to the preparation of draft Section and OBA submissions on current issues to governments, regulators and other organizations.
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  • Solicits and compiles articles and information of interest to the Section membership and edits articles for the Section’s web page
  • Works in cooperation with the OBA staff editor to upload articles and approve regular e-mail notifications.
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  • Provides content recommendations for the Section website (e.g. news items, online legal resources, etc)
  • Encourages discussion and engagement with the Section community through the forum found on the Section website and OBA social media campaigns
  • Delivers updates and insights into technological innovations affecting the Section’s practice area, including new software, hardware, online resources, etc.
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  • Works with the Section Executive and OBA PD staff to identify topics and speakers and to develop the Section’s professional development programs
  • Advises the Section of relevant upcoming OBA programs at Section Executive meetings and on the Section forum
  • Works with the Section Executive and OBA staff to encourage participation in the Section’s CPD programs
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  • Participate in the general business of the section and assume specific projects as assigned by the Chair
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  • Participates in the general business of the Section and assumes specific projects as assigned by the Chair
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  • Works with the Section executive and OBA staff on regional outreach for the Section
  • Endeavours to identify issues and topics of interest to section members outside of the GTA
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  • Participates in the general business of the Section and assumes specific projects as assigned by the Chair
  • Liaises with the Student executive and OBA staff to promote the OBA within their law school and identifies the issues and topics of interest of the students of their law school
  • Coordinates a minimum of one event at their law school, with the assistance of OBA staff, that promotes the value of OBA membership
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  • Participates in the general business of the Section and assumes specific projects as assigned by the Chair
  • Identifies issues and topics of interest specific to articling students
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  1. There are no Section Treasurers. The OBA staff is responsible for all financial arrangements.
  2. Each Section Executive, once elected, is asked to name a bilingual representative who can handle interviews on Section activities with the French media.
  3. A  member in  good  standing  means  a  member  of  OBA  and  the  Section  whose  membership  dues are current.
  4. The Section Constitution further explains the duties, responsibilities and term of office and can be found on the Section’s web page. In case of any discrepancy between the information on this document and the Section Constitution, the latter shall take precedence.