OBA'S Institute 2018 Thursday, February 8, 2018

Personalize your experience at OBA’s Institute by selecting from over 30 CPD programs and special events created by leading experts and specialists. Current, practical and dynamic programming is available to you.

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7:45 am to 8:45 am

9:00 am to 12:00 pm


Advancing Reconciliation: Review of Recent Key Decisions and What Deconstructing the Current Colonial Legal Structure Could Mean

Law concerning the rights of Indigenous peoples continues to evolve rapidly. Hear leading lawyers identify and analyze key decisions from the past year, as well as delve into a discussion on “deconstructing the current colonial legal structure or legal regime”. 


Navigating the Changing World of Real Estate Law

Changes to the Condominium Act, Tarion, Teraview, and Land Transfer Tax Act, including the new Non-Resident Speculation Tax are some important developments you need to be aware of.  Our expert speakers will highlight the key changes, and provide you with practical tools to manage them effectively as a real estate practitioner.

12:15 PM to 1:00 PM

Demo Room

Topic: Stay current with the latest news and research

LexisNexis provides market-leading resources to help you keep pace with the digital age. Join our experts as they demonstrate how the powerful search and collaboration capabilities available in Lexis Advance Quicklaw works with you as your demands change due to technological and economic shifts. This ingenious tool surpasses the norm by also connecting you to one of Canada’s most trusted legal news source – The Lawyer’s Daily. Having a top-tier legal news source linked to your research tool streamlines case referencing and sharing, and delivers timely information and insight on how caselaw is being applied every day.

Lunch provided

1:30 pm to 4:30 pm


Emerging Issues in Estates, Trusts and Incapacity Law

Stay up to date on the ever-changing practice of estates and trusts law. Our expert faculty will update you on recent case law and statutory amendments, as well as provide essential practice management tips, touching on estates, trusts and incapacity planning, litigation and administration.


How to Thrive as a Young Lawyer in Today’s Market

How can you chart your professional development to remain relevant and competitive in the current and future environment? Join our experts in an interactive session and delve into best practices for honing your marketing skills, increasing your technological competencies, and refining your client development tools.