On August 14, 2012, Vancouver lawyer Robert Brun, Q.C. became the 85th president of the Canadian Bar Association.
Brun is with the civil litigation boutique Harris & Brun and has practiced law in BC since 1978. He has previously been president of CBABC and a Bencher of the Law Society of BC. Brun has said that independence of the bar, access to justice and leadership will be his priorities during his term. According to a press release from the CBA,
“An independent judiciary is but one facet of a strong justice system, says Robert Brun on self-regulation of the legal profession. Another important part is the independence of the lawyers appearing before them.
Adequate protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms requires that legal counsel and representation be provided by a fully independent legal profession,” says Robert Brun.”
Brun became the CBA President during the Canadian Legal Conference in Vancouver earlier this month.