Financial Services Exclusively for the Legal Community

  • March 07, 2017

As a CBA member, you have direct access to insurance and investment products offered through the Canadian Bar Insurance Association (CBIA). Significant buying power allows CBIA to work with insurers to develop and offer quality protection and wealth products – many that aren’t available anywhere else – at extremely competitive rates.

OBA Trailblazer: Lincoln Alexander

  • February 27, 2017
  • Louise Harris

In March of 2007, the OBA had the great privilege of interviewing the Hon. Lincoln Alexander, CC, QC, OOnt, a celebrated lawyer who served as first black MP in the House of Commons and Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, among many other extraordinary accomplishments.

A Way to Inspire Interest in the Justice System

  • February 14, 2017
  • David Sterns

From this month’s highly impressive OBA Institute program to individual Sections’ leadership activities, OBA members go to great efforts to advance and promote the profession.

Successful Goal-Setting: Looking Back to Get Ahead

  • February 14, 2017
  • Ivan Mitchell Merrow

In a 2016 JUST. article on goal-setting, Ivan Merrow pledged to bring in his first client by year's end. One year later, he takes a look back at how he followed through.

The Future of Food Law

  • February 02, 2017
  • Annie Chu

At Canada's first 'food law' conference, Annie Chu learns how the culinary world is drawing more attention to the link between sustainability, human rights and the food on our plates, and why the legal profession ought to evolve in response to the overwhelming demand for representation.

Rules of the Game: Sports Law

  • February 02, 2017
  • Marco Ciarlariello and Michael Weizel

Aspiring sports lawyers Marco Ciarlariello and Michael Weizel speak with four top lawyers about the realities of practice in the sports industry and find that, despite its reputation for glamour, successful sports law requires training, discipline and major league effort.

We Are Not There Yet! Why Recognizing Women Who Fight for Equality is as Important as Ever

  • January 24, 2017
  • Daniella Murynka

Last week, I topped my list of nerve-wracking, new-lawyer moments when, heart pounding, I telephoned the Honourable Claire L'Heureux-Dubé, Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada from 1987 to 2002 and the second woman in Canadian history to be appointed to that position. I was calling to see if Justice L’Heureux-Dubé would speak with me about her experience receiving the OBA's Women Lawyers Forum's Award of Excellence in 1996, its inaugural year.