Dear CBA-New Brunswick Member,
Two candidates are vying for the position of Treasurer of CBA-New Brunswick for 2022-2023.
The candidates are Michel Boudreau of Hampton and Laura Cutler of Saint John.
Ballots will be cast online using the secure voting technology provided by SimplyVoting.
On Friday, May 6, you will receive an e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org with instructions on the voting procedure and a link to the online ballot. Voting begins at 8 a.m. ADT on May 6, 2022, and ends at 8 p.m. ADT on Tuesday May 31, 2022.
Voting is secure and by secret ballot. SimplyVoting will release the results to me on June 1, 2022. Candidates will first be informed of the results, which will be announced on the CBA-New Brunswick website shortly thereafter.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Canadian Bar Association – New Brunswick
Michel Boudreau (Hampton)
I am privileged to have been a member of the New Brunswick Law Society since 2006, having graduated from the Université de Moncton. I started practicing at an insurance defence firm in Moncton and pursued my practice in insurance defence in Saint John beginning in 2012, before spending several years working for the Financial and Consumer Services Commission, honing my skills in Administrative Law in their Enforcement Division. Since 2020, I have worked as a partner at Lutz Parish Gerrish in Hampton, where I live with my spouse and two chihuahuas. I’m currently in training for my second Ironman Triathlon.
It has been rewarding to sit as the Kings County Representative on the Law Society of New Brunswick Council since 2019. I also sit as the Chair of the Litigation Section for CBA-NB, and previously sat as the Chair for the Privacy and Access Law Section for New Brunswick. I am one of the founding members of the Carleton Community Centre and sit on their Board. I take an active role in my community and currently sit on the Hampton Economic Development and Tourism Committee, on the Rotary Club of Rothesay-Kings, and the Sussex Chamber of Commerce.
As Treasurer for the CBA, I want to take an active representative role on the Board in advocating for New Brunswick lawyers and access to justice, which is now more important than ever. I would be dedicated and honoured to serve as Treasurer for the CBA. I thank you for your support in the upcoming election.
Laura Cutler (SAINT JOHN)
I’ve been asked to write a few words in support of my bid for the position of CBA-NB Treasurer for the 2022-2023 year. Let me start by saying: I am not a cat.
If that reference is not lost on you, then you too have been improvising and pivoting repeatedly in an attempt to maintain “normal” practice amidst a pandemic: you know how to share your screen, you’ve perfected your Zoom face, and you, like me, are likely ready to put this stranger-than-fiction chapter behind you. This is where the CBA-NB comes in – it advocates for, and works to improve the professional lives of, its some-1600 members, and it connects us through events and CPD sessions that help us stay current in our practices. Creating opportunities for members of the profession to dust off our people skills, exchange ideas, and brainstorm improvements—and, frankly, commiserate over some of the new hurdles in legal practice—has never been more valuable.
So, while I am not a cat, what I am is an enthusiastic, bilingual partner in a small private practice in Saint John who would be delighted to take on the role of Treasurer for the upcoming year, and I would be grateful for your vote.