Advocacy News / Initiatives

New Bail Directive Released

  • October 31, 2017

On October 30, 2017 the province announced a new Bail Directive, which is an attempt to respond to court delays (post-R. v. Jordan) and reduce the number of individuals awaiting trial in custody.

MAG enhancing e-Filing service on October 23, 2017, available across Ontario in November.

  • October 24, 2017

This year the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General introduced a new online service for filing civil claims for six locations in the Superior Court of Justice. The service, which can be accessed here, has been available in the pilot locations of Brampton, Ottawa, London, Newmarket and Sudbury for approximately five months and in Toronto for two months.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

  • July 13, 2017

In accordance with the OBA By-law, all members are hereby advised that the OBA annual meeting is scheduled to take place on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 6 p.m.

New Rules for Referral Fees

  • April 28, 2017

Please be advised that new rules adopted at Convocation yesterday regarding referral fees take effect today, April 28.

Ontario’s Juror Support Program officially launched

  • February 13, 2017

Last November, Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General announced plans for a juror counselling program to be in place in the new year. Per this announcement, the Ontario’s Juror Support Program was officially launched on January 31, 2017.