Home Conferences Membership Awards Advocacy Links

Volunteering with the Indigenous Bar Association

The IBA is a national organization which operates through the commitment and hard work of volunteers.  With only one part-time staff person (IBA Administrator - Anne Chalmers ), we are only able to offer the various IBA programs and services thanks to thousands of hours of volunteer time each year from our members.

Indigenous Law School Graduates:


The work of the IBA occurs largely through the activities of our Board of Directors and our Committees.  Perhaps you would be interested in serving on a Committee, or putting your name forward to serve on the Board at the next AGM.

Public Speaking:

We are routinely asked to provide names for potential speakers for law schools, conferences and career fairs.  Perhaps you would be interested in putting your name forward for these types of public speaking events.


Newly called Indigenous lawyers, law students or pre-law students who have not yet entered law school often seek the guidance of a mentor.  Perhaps you would be willing to serve as a mentor, offering guidance on academics, career choices, professionalism, managing a law practice, etc.


We are now publishing a quarterly IBA newsletter which will feature articles from members regarding new case law, cutting edge legal and policy initiatives, practice points, etc.  Perhaps you would like to volunteer to contribute to our newsletter.

Indigenous Law Students:

You are the future of the IBA.  Your vision and energy keep our organization vibrant and responsive.

As a student member of the IBA you are welcome to volunteer to participate on IBA committees, to contribute to or work on the newsletter, to help organize events such as IBA Student Day, to serve as a mentor or to do public speaking to Indigenous students who may be interested in applying to law school, etc.


If you are a member or student member of the IBA and are interested in volunteering with the IBA, please complete the fields below and submit the information to us by clicking the ‘submit button’ below.

To become a member, or for more information about volunteering with the IBA, please contact our Administrator at: achalmers@indigenousbar.ca.

Please indicate what initiatives you are interested in volunteering for (check all that might apply):


  Please Explain if you have check "Other" box
E-mail* :
Province or State:
Postal code or Zip Code:
Indigenous Nation:
Law School Attended:
Graduation Date:
Law Firm or Employer:
Member of provincial/Territorial bar(s)
Professional Experience:
Website address:


The information which you are submitting to the IBA will be used for the purposes of administering our volunteer programs.  Your information will not be shared with non-IBA third parties except with your express permission.  After submitting your information you will be contacted by our Administrator who will connect you with the appropriate IBA contact person further to the initiatives which you have chosen above. 

By submitting this information you are consenting to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as noted above.

Thank you for volunteering for the IBA.

* - Required Information to successfully process registration


President Message
Board Members
News and Events
By Laws
Next Conferences
Past Conferences
Join Us
Member Only Resources
Contact Us
Donation to IBA
IPC Award
Awards of Distinction
International Law
Legislation Watch
Member Resource
Accessing Justice and Reconciliation