The Criminal Bar Association is managed by the Committee of Management (the CBA Committee), comprised of:
- Four Officers (Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary);
- Four Ordinary Members, elected by vote of members at the AGM;
- Up to three non-elected members, appointed by resolution of the elected CBA Committee members.
The CBA Committee also appoints Non-voting/Consultative Members from time-to-time by resolution. In recent times there have been an unusually large number of consultative members to assist the CBA Committee with the additional work (advocacy/submissions/meetings) arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Officers, Ordinary Members, and Non-elected Members of the CBA Committee have voting rights; Consultative Members do not.
The CBA Committee creates sub-committees on an ‘as needs’ basis – for example the 2021 Criminal Bar CPD Conference sub-committee – and appoints CBA members to those sub-committees. This is usually done by way of a call for EOIs from interested members.
CBA’s constitution and rules can be found here.
The CBA Committee meets every two to three weeks. Items can be placed on the Committee’s agenda by contacting the Secretary or any member of the Committee.