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Canadian Bar Association



Posted Apr 131569730

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The Canadian Bar Association (CBA) is the largest professional association for lawyers in Canada. We have been championing Canadian lawyers and Canadian law since 1896. We are the face, the voice, and the future of this country’s leading legal minds.

As the standard-bearer for our profession, we have a national office in Ottawa and branches in every province and territory. Membership is voluntary in all but New Brunswick, where participation is mandatory through an agreement with the Law Society. Our members stand at the forefront of Canada’s legal profession.

Job Description


Reporting to the Director, advises, and supports the activities of, assigned National Sections (national CBA committees), and ensures their initiatives are planned and carried out in accordance with CBA objectives, policy, and procedures. The Liaison Officer prepares documentation related to the work of these committees, and is responsible for assigned initiatives within the Department.


  • Provides ongoing advice and oversees the day-to-day operations of selected National Sections, including the planning, development and execution of their objectives within their respective mandates
  • Responsible for CBA documentation, reports and correspondence for these volunteer groups
  • Participates in the budgeting process and prepares reports and recommendations concerning budget or financial policy variations in relation to these groups
  • Liaises with CBA members, committees, staff, volunteers, government and the public and prepares various reports and recommendations in relation to Sections
  • Represents selected National Sections and/or the CBA National Office through correspondence and participation in meetings with volunteers and external organizations
  • Manages assigned projects within the Department, some of which may be carried out in collaboration with other staff across the Association. 



  • Undergraduate degree from accredited university
  • Significant association experience or equivalent, including project management and/or decision-making in a fast paced environment
  • Exellent written and verbal communication skills in English and French
  • Initiative and the ability to prioritize, effectively manage multiple tasks, and work under pressure
  • Superb interpersonal skills, professionalism, and ability to work collaboratively as an effective team member
  • Ability to identify and evaluate critical issues when solving problems, making decisions or recommendations, and reporting on activities
  • Ability to work independently, with attention to detail
  • Discretion and sound judgment
  • Creativity, flexibility, and the ability to motivate others
  • Willingness to travel and work weekends as required


  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Experience with development and delivery of member services
  • Ability to speak effectively to individuals and groups
  • Knowledge of the Canadian legal system would be an asset


The Liaison Officer works collaboratively with staff throughout the Association, including regular contact with Directors. It is critical that the individual in this position demonstrates a high level of professionalism, initiative, discretion, and significant time management and organizational skills. The incumbent must be an above average team player, with a positive attitude and strong work ethic, and be very familiar with and responsive to the needs of a volunteer driven Association.

Pursuant to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), if you require accommodation at any stage of the application process, please contact our human resources department at so that appropriate arrangements can be made.



Contact Information

Canadian Bar Association
Chantal Duguay-Hyatt