Registration - In-house Organization

Canadian Bar Association / Association du Barreau canadien / Cheryl Farrow, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Registration Information
In-house Organization name: Canadian Bar Association / Association du Barreau canadien
Responsible Officer Name: Cheryl Farrow, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 1996-10-16
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 929331-576
Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 87

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 3

Version 1 of 65 (1996-10-16 to 1997-06-20)

Version 1 of 65 (1996-10-16 to 1997-06-20) was submitted prior to the Lobbying Act coming into force on July 2, 2008. Due to different information requirements at that time, the registration is presented in the following format.

A. Organization Information

Organization: Canadian Bar Association / Association du Barreau canadien
902 - 50 O'CONNOR STREET
OTTAWA, ON  K1P 6L2
Canada
Telephone number: 613-237-2925
Fax number: 613-237-0185  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: JOHN D. HOYLES, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER  
 
Description of the organization's activities: AN ASSOCIATION THAT REPRESENTS CANADIAN JURISTS BOTH NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY, THE CBA IS DEDICATED TO THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES: TO IMPROVE THE LAW; TO IMPROVE THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE; TO PROMOTE ACCESS TO JUSTICE; TO PROMOTE EQUALITY IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION AND JUSTICE SYSTEM; TO IMPROVE THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ETHICAL STANDARDS AND WELL-BEING OF MEMBERS OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION; TO REPRESENT THE LEGAL PROFESSION NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY; AND, TO PROMOTE THE INTEREST OF MEMBERS OF THE CBA. THE NATIONAL OFFICE PROVIDES LEGISLATIVE MONITORING AND LIAISON, MEMBERSHIP, CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION, TRANSLATION, MEETING COORDINATION, ACCOUNTING, DATA PROCESSING, GROUP INSURANCE, COMMUNICATIONS AND PRINTING, AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES. THE 28 NATIONAL SECTIONS OF THE CANADIAN BAR ASSOCIATION PROVIDE A
Organization's membership or classes of membership: FORUM FOR DEVELOPMENT OF INDIVIDUAL SPECIALTIES AND PROVIDE INFORMATION TO ASSOCIATION MEMBERS ON SPECIFIC AREAS OF LAW. REGULAR MEMBERSHIP: LAWYER, NOTARY, JUDGE, LAW TEACHER/PROFESSOR WHO WAS CALLED TO A CANADIAN BAR; ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP: MEMBER OF BAR OR LAW SOCIETY OUTSIDE CANADA; MEMBER OF AN ADMIN. AGENCY, OR INDIVIDUAL ENGAGED IN FIELD OF JUD. ADM RETIRED MEMBERSHIP: LAWYER, NOTARY OR JUDGE WHO IS RETIRED FROM ACTIVE PRACTICE OF LAW OR THE BENCH; SCHOLAR MEMBERSHIP: LAWYER WHO IS UNDERTAKING FULL-TIME POST-GRAD. LEGAL STUDIES OR BAR ADM. STUDIES IN ORDER TO BE ADMITTED TO ANOTHER CANADIAN BAR OR LAW SOCIETY. LAW STUDENT MEMBERSHIP: STUDENT WHO IS ENROLLED FULL-TIME IN LAW STUDIES AT A RECOGNIZED LAW SCHOOL IN CANADA; ARTICLING STUDENT MEMBERSHIP: STUDENT WHO IS IN PROCESS OF ARTICLING WITH A CANADIAN LAW FIRM.
 
Was the organization funded in whole or in part by any domestic or foreign government institution in the last calendar year? Yes
End date of the organization's last completed financial year: 1996-12-31
 
List of Government Funding
Government Institution Funding Received in Last Financial Year
CANADIAN HERITAGE $60,025.00
JUSTICE CANADA $48,932.00
CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY $962,474.00

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Organization

Name: JOAN BERCOVITCH
Position title: SENIOR DIRECTOR, LEGAL AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: STEPHEN BRESOLIN
Position title: SENIOR DIRECTOR, FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: HOLLY DOERKSEN
Position title: DIRECTOR, NATIONAL SECTIONS
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: SANDRA DUCK
Position title: PROJECT OFFICER
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: STEPHEN HANSON
Position title: SENIOR DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATIONS
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: JOHN HOYLES
Position title: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: RUSSELL LUSK
Position title: PRESIDENT
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: MARY ANNE NIXON
Position title: PROGRAMME LAWYER
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: GEORGINA PICKETT
Position title: DIRECTOR, CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: GAYLENE SCHELLENBERG
Position title: RESEARCH OFFICER
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: ROBIN SULLY
Position title: DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: TAMRA THOMSON
Position title: DIRECTOR, LEGISLATION AND LAW REFORM
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 

C. Lobbying Activity Information

Federal departments or organizations which have been or will be communicated with during the course of the undertaking: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Canadian Heritage (PCH), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), CANADIAN JUDICIAL COUNCIL, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Competition Tribunal (CT), Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), Environment Canada, Finance Canada (FIN), Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Health Canada (HC), Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB), Industry Canada, Justice Canada (JC), Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages (OCOL), Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC), Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB), Privy Council Office (PCO), Public Service Commission of Canada (PSC), Revenue Canada (RC), Solicitor General Canada (SGC), Statistics Canada (StatCan), Status of Women Canada (SWC), Treasury Board Of Canada Secretariat (TBS)
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Informal communications, Meetings, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Aboriginal Affairs, Constitutional Issues, Environment, Financial Institutions, Health, HUMAN RIGHTS, Immigration, Industry, Intellectual Property, Internal Trade, INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, International Relations, Justice and Law Enforcement, Labour, Taxation and Finance
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: THE LOBBYING ACTIVITIES OF THE CANADIAN BAR ASSOCIATION ARE MOSTLY THOSE NOT REQUIRING REGISTRATION; I.E., SUBMISSIONS TO PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES AND SUBMISSIONS TO PUBLIC OFFICE HOLDERS IN DIRECT RESPONSE TO A WRITTEN REQUEST FOR ADVICE OR COMMENT ON A PARTICULAR MATTER. CANADA HEALTH & SOCIAL TRANSFER-LEVELS&STANDARDS FOR LEGAL AID FUNDING; ABORIGINAL JUSTICE PROGRAM; COPYRIGHT ACT AMENDMTS.; ENVIRONMENTAL PROSECUTION INFO.; REPRESENTATION TO UNIFORM LAW TRIBUTION AGREEMTS.; RACIAL EQUALITY TASK FORCE-CONT. AGREEMTS.; SYSTEMS OF JUSTICE
Subject Matter: Prospective: CANADA HEALTH & SOCIAL TRANSFER -LEGAL AID STANDARDS & FUNDING; INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT - CONTRIBUTION AGREEMENTS; RACIAL EQUALITY TASK FORCE-CONTRIBUTION AGREEMENTS; GENDER EQUALITY IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION-CONTRIBUTION AGREEMENTS; SYSTEMS OF JUSTI CE TASK FORCE-CONTRIBUTION AGREEMENTS; RATIFICATION OF INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTS ON HUMAN RIGHTS; CANADIAN UNITY




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