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Thursday, December 15, 2016 @ 7:00 PM  

■ Cheryl Farrow has been named CEO of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA). She takes over from John Hoyles, who retired after 20 years. “We are delighted to welcome Cheryl Farrow to the CBA and I am looking forward to working closely with her during my presidency,” CBA president René Basque said in a statement.

■ Justice Harry Slade, chair of the Specific Claims Tribunal is pleased to announce that Justice Barry MacDougall of the Superior Court of Ontario has been appointed by the federal government to the tribunal. The Specific Claims Tribunal, established on Oct. 16, 2008, was part of the federal government’s Justice at Last policy and joint initiative with the Assembly of First Nations aimed at accelerating the resolution of specific claims in order to provide justice for First Nations claimants and certainty for government, industry and all Canadians.

■ The Law Foundation of Ontario has appointed Isfahan Merali to its board of trustees. Merali is counsel and deputy registrar at the Ontario Judicial Council. Before that she was counsel for the Consent and Capacity Board, practising administrative and mental health law.

■ Milly Chow of Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP has been elected president of TMA Global, a leading organization dedicated to turnaround management, corporate restructuring and distressed investing, effective Jan. 1, 2017.

■ Lyall Knott, a partner with Clark Wilson LLP in Vancouver, has been elected to the board of directors of The Urology Foundation. The foundation supervises a fund dedicated to research, education and development of new technology in the field of urology.