Sections & Community


Join over 25,000 of your esteemed colleagues who participate in the Canadian Bar Association’s Sections, Forums and Committees. There are many opportunities to lend your expertise and network with like-minded professionals. They include:

  • Branch Sections
  • Branch Committees
  • Branch Forums
  • National Sections
  • National Forums
  • National Committees

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CBA-PEI Branch Sections

The following Sections, Forums and Committees are active in Prince Edward Island:

Aboriginal Law: Pamela Large-Moran, Chair
Administrative Law:  Jonathan Coady, Chair
Alternate Dispute Resolution: Jacinta Gallant, Chair
Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring: Ryan P. MacDonald, Chair
Business Law: Kerri Seward Carpenter, Chair
Civil Litigation: Janet Clark, Chair
Construction Law: Geoffrey Connolly, Q.C., P.Eng., Chair
Criminal Justice: Scott M Barry, Chair
Elder Law: Cynthia Taylor, Chair
Family Law: Alanna Taylor, Chair
Health Law: James Gormley, Q.C., Chair
Immigration: Gary Scales, Chair
Insurance Law: Tracey Clements, Q.C., Chair
Intellectual Property: Carrie Ricker, Chair
Labour & Employment: Stephen J. Carpenter, Chair
Real Property: 
Perlene Morrison, Chair
Taxation: Kaitlyn Angus, Chair
Wills, Estates and Trusts: Robin Aitken, Chair

CBA-PEI Branch Committees

Law Day: David Canvin, Chair
Membership: Robin Aitken, Chair
Pro Bono: Patti Wheatley, Chair

CBA-PEI Branch Forums

CBA Wellness Forum: Douglas R Drysdale, Q.C., Chair
Women Lawyers Forum: Emily MacDonald, Chair
Young Lawyers: Meaghan Hughes, Chair

CBA National Sections

Our National Sections are groups that provide education, resources and opportunities. They also address legal issues, regulations and national trends in 31 practice areas. Visit CBA National Sections to locate your areas of practice.

CBA National Forums

The CBA’s Forums provide specific groups – such as corporate counsel, women lawyers, young lawyers and others – with a voice and structure to act on issues of common interest. Visit CBA National Frums for a list of groups and information about their activities.

CBA National Committees

Do you want to become a CBA leader? Join the hundreds of members who are involved with our Standing Committees and Section Committees. See our CBA National Committees for full details.