On August 20, 2013, Fred Headon (BCL’96, LLB’96) took over the helm as President of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) during the closing luncheon of the CBA's annual Legal Conference in Saskatoon.
Headon currently leads Air Canada’s in-house labour and employment law team at the company’s headquarters in Montreal. From 1999 to 2006, he practised labour and employment law, human rights and privacy law, and administrative and constitutional law at McCarthy Tétrault in Montreal.
Called to the Bar in Quebec in 1997, Headon has been a member of the CBA since 1999. Within the CBA, he served as a board member of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, from 2007-2012 and he has served as a member of the CBA/Auditing and Assurance Standards Board committee on Joint Policy Statement on Audit Inquiries.
“Fred is a well-regarded member of the legal community across Canada, and this nomination can only strengthen the CBA,” said Dean Daniel Jutras. “Here at the Faculty of Law, we appreciate his commitment and his insightful contributions to our Advisory Board.”
The Canadian Bar Association is dedicated to support for the rule of law, and improvement in the law and the administration of justice. Some 37,000 lawyers, notaries, law teachers, and law students from across Canada are members.