Lynne Vicars elected vice-president of the Canadian Bar Association

Lynne Vicars
By The Canadian Bar Association

The Canadian Bar Association is pleased to announce that Lynne M.J. Vicars, the CBA Board member from Ontario, has been elected to the position of Vice President for 2023-2024.  She will serve as CBA President the following year.

Lynne Vicars is a banker turned lawyer whose extensive experience in both business and complex legal matters has given her the necessary understanding and ability to help the profession navigate these challenging times of economic, technological and social change. 

Lynne Vicars’s involvement in the Canadian Bar Association is extensive: she has served as President of the Ontario Bar Association where she spearheaded the Momentum campaign to further gender equality in the profession.  She currently serves as the CBA Finance Committee Chair. She will assume the vice-presidential role in September 2023, when Vice President John Stefaniuk of Winnipeg becomes President and she will succeed him as President in September 2024.


  • Earned her law degree at the University of Alberta and an LL.M. in e-Business Law from Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Earned an M.B.A. in International Business from the University of Alberta
  • Called to the bar in Alberta (1998), British Columbia (1999), Ontario (2001) and New York (2016)
  • President of the Ontario Bar Association in 2018-2019
  • CBA Board of Directors member from Ontario since 2021
  • Served on the CBA Governance and Equality Committee and on the CBA Finance Committee, which she currently chairs.


The CBA is dedicated to supporting the profession, the rule of law and improvement in the law and the administration of justice. Some 37,000 lawyers, judges, Quebec notaries, law professors and law students from across Canada are members.

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