Young Lawyers Gala Chairs

2024 Young Lawyers Gala

  • May 30, 2024

On May 16, 2024, the OBA’s Young Lawyer’s Central Division hosted its annual Young Lawyers Gala, bringing together a hundred of next generation of legal leaders and influencers in the practice and business of law in Ontario. It was a heart touching evening with keynote address from The Honourable Mahmud Jamal, and acceptance speech from our Heather McArthur Memorial Young Lawyers Award recipient, Sahil Shoor.

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OBA Blocko 2024: Carnival

  • March 01, 2024

On February 26, 2024, OBA celebrates the Black History Month in partnering with CABL as we pay tribute to the contribution of Black lawyers in Canada. The night was elevated by the great jerk food, transcendent musical beats, carnival costumes, and everyone’s laughter.

Diwali Celebration

Diwali Celebration

  • November 17, 2023

On November 16 OBA welcomed SABA to celebrate Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas. Surrounding by beautiful lights and amazing food lawyers shared sweets, stories and an amazing evening.

Award winner and ADR Council

2023 OBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Award of Excellence

  • November 09, 2023

On November 9, the OBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section proudly presented the OBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Award of Excellence to Bernard Morrow in front of colleagues, friends and family who turned out to celebrate a career of impact at the OBA Conference Centre.

Civil Award Winner

2023 OBA Award for Excellence in Civil Litigation

  • November 09, 2023

The Award of Excellence in Civil Litigation brings together the civil bar to celebrate a colleague who exemplifies the highest standards of the profession. On Thursday, November 9, the Ontario Bar Association honoured Linda Plumpton, partner at Torys, at the Ritz-Carlton in Toronto.

Insurance Award Winner

2023 OBA Award of Excellence in Insurance Law

  • October 05, 2023

On October 5th, the OBA Insurance Law Section proudly presented the OBA Award for Excellence in Insurance Law to Deborah Berlach and Barbara Legate. Surrounded by family, colleagues and friends it was a celebratory evening at the OBA Conference Centre honouring two very distinguished women in the profession.

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Supreme Evening

  • June 12, 2023

On Thursday, June 8, the legal community gathered at the King Edward Hotel in downtown Toronto to honour the legacy of retired Supreme Court Justice Michael Moldaver and to celebrate the appointment of Justice Michelle O’Bonsawin.

Annual Central West Region Dinner and Retreat

  • May 08, 2023

On May 4 and 5, lawyers from across the Central Region met at the Millcroft Inn and Spa for a relax, enjoy a dinner with special guest Attorney General Doug Downey and a listen to Frances Wood and Brenda Hollingsworth discuss ways to improve your firms marketing and community outreach.