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CBA in midst of revamp; downsizing expected at national office

Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 6:48 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

Unbeknownst to most of its rank-and-file members, the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) is poised for a dramatic retooling this year that could cut its fees, pare down its national staff and “non-core” national activities and redirect more cash and delivery of member services to its provincial and territorial branches, The Lawyer’s Daily has learned.

CBA president Kerry SimmonsFrom Feb. 14 to 17, the CBA’s leadership is meeting in Ottawa to discuss reconfiguring the venerable 36,000-member association to focus on cost-effective localized delivery of professional development and...