Advocacy News / Initiatives

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.

OBA Advocacy Working for You – An Update

  • June 17, 2015

Shaping and influencing policy development and legislation is an important role of the Ontario Bar Association (OBA). It is just one of the ways that the OBA serves its members and ensures they are well supported in their everyday work.

Getting Results for the Bar

  • May 05, 2015

Working with government and the standing Committee on Justice Policy the OBA identified four elements of Bill 49, the Ontario Immigration Act that were of significant concern to Immigration Lawyers specifically and to the bar more broadly.

Civil Review Project Report

  • November 10, 2014

The mandate of the Judicial Working Group of the Civil Review Project is to make recommendations reducing wait times on the civil list in Toronto. This report provides initial recommendations for civil long motions and begins to canvas long-term solution to reduce unacceptable delays in the litigation process.