It is with great pleasure we announce our new leaders of CABA commencing January
1, 2013, and the upcoming election for the position of Vice President (U.S.)
from a field of 3 wonderfully talented attorneys (see below to vote).
1) YOUR NEW CABA LEADERS
President: Sarah Robertson (Partner, Dorsey & Whitney – NYC)
Co-V.P. (Canada): Daniel Bourque (Senior Corporate Counsel & CPO, Xerox Canada – Toronto) & Monique Couture (Partner, Gowlings - Ottawa)
Secretary Treasurer: Felicia Zeidman (NPZ Law Group – NY/NJ)
PLEASE REACH OUT AND CONGRATULATE YOUR NEW BOARD!
2) ELECTION FOR V.P (U.S.)
We have 3 terrific candidates for this position, as follows:
Patrick McDonnell (Buffalo, NY)
Faith Nouri (Huntington Beach, CA/Vancouver, BC)
Stanley Silverstone (White Plains, NY)
Each candidate has provided a brief commentary in connection with his/her candidacy for VP (US) as noted below. Please vote for one of these individuals
by sending an email to [email protected] with your choice by the close of FRIDAY DECEMBER 7, 2012.
“When I received your notice about an opening position for vice president of
the Canadian American Bar Association I was surprisingly and excitedly pleased.
When I first met members of the CABA in Toronto during a legal training session
between Canada and the United States, I immediately wanted to get involved with
the organization. I needed to wait until my Call to the Bar which became a
reality on June 15, 2012.
I would like to see the CABA develop into a first-rate legal organization
earning the respect and admiration of the legal profession on both sides of the
border. I am certainly familiar with the workings of the American and Canadian
Bar Associations as well as the New York State and Ontario Bar Associations of
which I am a member. I believe the CABA has a greater potential to reach issues
affecting both venues of jurisdiction than these other highly respected
organizations because it deals with both jurisdictions. Increasingly we are
seeing cross-border applications of the law. With the globalization of
commerce, NAFTA, conflicts of law issues, and inter-jurisdictional sharing of
technology, resources and personnel, I believe the time is optimal to make the
CABA well-known and a part of the legal profession whose members look to for
information and assistance.
I would be honored to be elected to the position of Vice-President of the
Canadian American Bar Association.”
Patrick J. McDonnell, Esq.
643 Crescent Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14216
Email: [email protected]
“Ms. Faith Nouri is an attorney at law in California and a Barrister &
Solicitor in British Columbia, Canada.
Ms. Nouri is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and
an incoming officer for 2006. She is AILA past officer from 2006 to 2009 and
Vice-Chair for Southern California in 2008-2009. She is the past Chair of the
Immigration Section of the L.A. County Bar Association (LACBA) for 2005-2006 and
Chair of National Security Exit and Entry System (NSEERS) Standing Committee of
the Immigration Section of LACBA from 2002 to 2008. She liaises on behalf of
AILA and LACBA with respect to Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs
and Border Protection (CBP) and NSEERS, and Registration regulations/issues from
2002 to 2008.
Ms. Nouri is Certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of
California, Board of Legal Specialization. Additionally, Ms. Nouri has been a
member of the Legislative Standing Committee for the L.A. County Bar
Association, Family Section since 2011. She reviews and provides comments on new
legislation to the Executive Committee of the L.A. County Bar, Family Law
Section for The Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of California
State Bar (FLEXCOM) meetings.
Ms. Nouri is a mediator and received her training from Pepperdine University,
Strauss Institute Dispute Resolution (which has been ranked the number one
program by U.S. News and World Report for the eight consecutive year).
She has been appointed as Minor’s Counsel by the L.A. Superior Court Judicial
Officers to represent minors in custody proceedings.
Ms. Nouri practices in the areas of California Family Law and U.S. and Canadian
Immigration law with overlapping Criminal issues/Deportation Hearings. Nouri Law
Corporation is located in Orange County, California.”
Faith Nouri, CFLS, Lawyer & Mediator
Nouri Law Corp
562.595.5678/714.600-0600 ext 202
“I have been practicing law in New York since 1989, after growing up in
Toronto, and attending University of Toronto and Dalhousie Law School. I am
admitted to the bars of Ontario and New York. For the past 14 years, I have
been with a primarily labor and employment firm in White Plains, New York. When
I received the offer to join the Canadian American Bar Association in April
2009, I joined immediately, as I thought that it was a great way to connect
lawyers with common cross-border backgrounds. For three years I have seen the
organization grow and have enjoyed meeting members at New York City events. I
would be honored to have the opportunity to help the Association continue to
grow in both countries, and to expand the Association’s social, networking,
and educational functions to serve the membership.”
Stanley J. Silverstone
Seham, Seham, Meltz & Petersen, LLP
445 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 1204
White Plains, New York 10601
Tel: (914) 997-1346
Email: [email protected]