Victoria Bar Association
Minutes of the Executive of February 20, 2007
Meeting called to order by Kerry Simmons at 5:05 pm.
1. MINUTES: Motion to approve the minutes of February 20, 2007 meeting by Jim
Legh, seconded by Kay Melbye – carried.
2. PRESIDENT’S REPORT:
a. MEMBERSHIP – Kerry Simmons advised that there are currently 263
members who have paid their dues, and that there are several who have
not. She has sent some email reminders.
b. CLE/VBA Luncheon – Thirty people signed up for the lunch with CLE
and only 18 attended. The Victoria Bar members were met by 25 CLE
current and former board members and staff, engaged in small group
discussions and then received a presentation on online resources. CLE was
very appreciative that VBA had facilitated this. Richard Stewart made the
point that it would be nice to continue corresponding with the CLE board
c. The VBA has been asked to facilitate a meeting among the family bar,
judges and court services regarding a consistent protocol or guidelines
regarding the handling of desk orders and consent orders in family
matters. Kerry will work on setting this up. Charlotte Salomon spoke
about the fact that there is going to be a Civil Users Group started here in
Victoria that could address concerns with respect to consistency at the
3. VICE PRESIDENT REPORT: (given by Kerry Simmons as Scott Farquhar not
a. PRESIDENTS PLAQUE – Kerry stated that the President’s Plaque had
been completed and that it lists all of the Presidents of VBA since 1943.
Unfortunately there is no written record of the President’s prior to 1943.
The Plaque will be hung in the Barristers Lounge.
4. TREASURER’S REPORT:
a. We received the Financial Statement from Michael Cooper (who was
away). All expenses and donations ap