CDL accepts nominations for new Board members in the spring of each year. Click here to download the application form. Click here for more information about how Board members are selected. The CDL Board strives to be a policy governance board that governs strategically by focusing on the future, allocating a majority of time on issues with long-term impact for CDL. Board members must understand and promote CDL’s purpose and understand the challenges facing the defence bar. The CDL Board reflects our geographic diversity to ensure adequate national representation.