Aug. 27, 2019

Professor appointed to CBA committee

Professor Jassmine Girgis has been appointed to the Policy committee of the Canadian Bar Association.

The Policy Committee manages all policy-related issues – in other words, law, administration of justice and public interest policies, including what the CBA thinks about these issues. There are nine members, and the chair is a Board member. The committee’s responsibilities involve:

  • Recommends policy-related priorities to the Board
  • Engages volunteers for task forces, as necessary
  • Develops, approves or recommends policy positions, working with Sections, subcommittees and task forces
  • Makes recommendations to the Board on intervention proposals
  • Oversees the process for resolutions for debate at the AGM
  • Oversees the work of its subcommittees and reports to the Board on their work