CACC MEETINGS APRIL 6 & 7, 2017
The Canadian Association of Crown Counsel (“CACC”) is the national association which represents the collective interests of Crown prosecutors and Crown lawyers. Meetings are held bi-annually. On behalf of the BC Crown Counsel Association, directors Jennifer Lopes, Jennifer Johnston, and I attended the spring meeting in Ottawa, Ontario. There were representatives from all provinces but for PEI, as well as, representatives from the Federal Department of Justice/Public Prosecution Service of Canada.
The meeting was very informative, giving us the opportunity to find out firsthand what is happening to Crown prosecutors and Crown lawyers across Canada; and learning how we can make our own association stronger. Of significance to the BC Crown Counsel Association was hearing about the 127 day strike the Quebec civil lawyer association endured; the workload grievance launched by the Manitoba criminal and civil lawyers; and how to effectively use the media to tell our story of who we are and what we do.
The fall meeting is scheduled for October 26 and 27, 2017, with the location to be determined at a later date.
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