OBA'S Institute 2017 Friday, February 10, 2017

Personalize your experience at OBA’s Institute by selecting from over 30 CPD programs and special events created by leading experts and specialists. Current, practical and dynamic programming is available to you.

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7:30 am to 8:30 am


Finding Your Work Life Balance

Join a panel of lawyers to discuss the following big questions: how do you define work life balance and is it a realistic goal? What strategies do you use for sustainable success in your personal and professional lives? Do you have suggestions for young lawyers to develop their own work life balance?

7:45 am to 8:45 am


Being a Lawyer in Politics

Examine the opportunities, limitations, benefits and frustrations of being an elected official and a lawyer. Hear from our exceptional panel of sitting Members of Parliament on transitioning from law to politics, how legal training makes one a better parliamentarian, and other interesting insights!

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

9:00 AM TO 4:30 PM


The Pitfalls of Family Law and How to Avoid Them

Get up to date on the most important family law cases from the past year, and ensure you have the knowledge and skills to handle the range of thorny issues that may arise when practicing family law. Gain practical advice from experienced family law practitioners, judges, and other family law professionals!


Emerging Developments in Municipal and Planning Law

Hear from expert speakers on the state of the OMB & ELTO, updates from the Province’s ongoing reviews, regulating medical marijuana dispensaries, municipal funding tools, inclusionary zoning, what’s new in municipal elections, the ever popular Municipal and Planning case law update, and many more critical topics! 

1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

12:15pm to 1:15pm

Demo Room


Join us for a demonstration of Lexis Practice Advisor® Canada. Take a close look at the productivity tools found in the Family Law Module and learn how it’s your best resource to stay on top of emerging issues, save time drafting documents, and more!  


The Ethical Dimensions of Health Law Practice: Challenges and Practical Insights for Lawyers Representing Patients, Health Care Professionals, Institutions and Regulators

Ethical issues arise in many areas of health law and raise complex issues for lawyers. Confidentiality and privacy must be balanced against statutory access rights and disclosure obligations. Ethics also arise when dealing with vulnerable clients and in the context of health law and professional regulation.