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OBA'S INSTITUTE 2018 Speaker Spotlight

The Ontario Bar Association is proud to present a diverse panel of speakers at OBA’s Institute taking place February 6-10 , 2018. With over 200 speakers presenting over 5 days, we hope you will take a moment to get to know a few of our thought leaders at OBA's Institute.

Orlando Da Silva

Former OBA President Opens OBA’s Institute

Orlando Da Silva speaks about his struggle with depression and advocates for mental health awareness at the Mindful Lawyer Series on Wellness program on February 6, 2018. 

Andrea Gonsalves

Andrea Gonsalves to Speak at Two OBA Institute Programs

Join us to hear Andrea Gonsalves of Stockwoods LLP speak about the Standard of Review in administrative proceedings and best practices for initiating and responding to defamation claims.

Katherine Hensel

Intersecting Family Law with Aboriginal Law

Katherine Hensel to speak on child protection in indigenous communities at the Family Law program on February 9, 2018. 

Lai-King Hum

Winning Clients in the Age of the New Advertising and Referral Rules

Sole practitioner Lai-King Hum will join a panel of experienced sole and small firm lawyers to share tips and insights for growing your client roster while navigating the LSUC’s new advertising and referral rules.  

Nicole Richmond

Bridging the cultural divide in Ontario schools

On Wednesday, February 7, 2018 we are pleased to announce that Nicole Richmond will speak at OBA's Institute Education program. Nicole Richmond is an Anishnabe lawyer from Biigtigong Nishnabeg.