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The OBA Congratulates New Superior Court of Justice Appointees

  • July 02, 2021

The Hon. David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, has announced that six new justices have been appointed to the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario. The OBA congratulates Justice William D. Black, Justice Ian R. Smith, Justice Brian D. Dubé; Justice Jill R. Presser, Justice P. Tamara Sugunasiri, and Justice Tami L. Waters, Principal at Tami L. Waters.

Tribunals Ontario Launches Online Information Tool

  • July 02, 2021

Tribunals Ontario has now launched Navigate Tribunals Ontario, an online tool that guides users to identify situations in which the Landlord and Tenant Board can help resolve issues. The application provides users with information about their rights and responsibilities and tribunal specific rules and processes. It is not intended to provide legal advice. The OBA recently made a submission to Tribunals Ontario respecting the development of an online dispute resolution system, advocating for the essential elements in utilizing technology to ensure a system that facilitates access to lawyers and promotes fair and expeditious outcomes.

SCC Justice Mahmud Jamal Sworn-In

  • July 01, 2021

The Honourable Justice Mahmud Jamal was sworn-in today as a judge of the Supreme Court of Canada before the Chief Justice of Canada, the Rt. Hon. Richard Wagner.

LSO: Updates to Document Registration Agreements (DRAs)

  • June 24, 2021

The Law Society of Ontario has made amendments to the standardized Document Registration Agreement (DRA) for two party and multi-party situations, which govern the relationship between the parties in electronic registrations until all documents and funds have been exchanged and electronic registration has been effected.