Membership of the CMLA includes lawyers in public and private practice, academics, judges and corporate counsel. It also includes many non-lawyers involved in a diverse range of maritime activities including marine insurance, ship and cargo brokerage, freight forwarding and other intermediaries, banking, surveying, vessel owners and operators, terminal operation, stevedoring, seafaring, ship supply and government including, Transport Canada, Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Environment Canada The CMLA welcomes the participation of both lawyers and non-lawyers in its committee work.
Annual membership fees are $150 for individuals, $500 for constituent members and $30 for students. Fees for non-resident individuals and companies, who may attend but are not eligible to vote at meetings of the CMLA, are $150.
Please note that before your application to join the CMLA can be considered by the Board of Directors, you must deposit with the Secretary-Treasurer your (Regular, Student or Constituent) membership dues payable for the applicable calendar year (or one-half that amount if your application reaches the Board of Directors between the CMLA's Annual Meeting and December 31). If your application is not approved by the Board for any reason, the deposit will be promptly refunded to you in full.
Please make your cheque or money order, in Canadian or U.S. funds (at par), payable to "The Canadian Maritime Law Association" and mail it to:
Robert Wilkins, Secretary-Treasurer, CMLA
c/o Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
1000 De La Gauchetière Street West, Suite 900
Montreal, Quebec H3B 5H4.