Special Events

OBA'S INSTITUTE 2019 SPECIAL EVENTS

CPD program registrants have complimentary access to a wide array of lunches, networking and special events on each day you attend OBA's Institute 2019. Just looking to network? Our special events and lunches can be attended individually for a nominal fee. 

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OFFICIAL LANGUAGES

Bilingual Reception with guest speaker The Honourable Josée Forest-Niesing

The Official Languages Committee invites you to its annual OBA Institute reception. This year, the committee is honoured to welcome The Honourable Josée Forest-Niesing. Members of the Bar, Francophones and Francophiles are all invited to join us for a relaxed and friendly event.

THE MINDFUL LAWYER CPD SERIES

ENHANCE YOUR PERFORMANCE

Lawyers are remarkably efficient at taking care of clients, transactions, cases, files, and juggling all of the pressures that come along with impossible deadlines, high-stake deals and endless responsibilities. More often than not, we can easily disconnect from the “person” at the centre of this storm. This session will help you refocus on your personal development and growth in your legal career. Discover strategies that will enhance your performance in the office and in your personal life. Our expert speaker will guide you through proven techniques that will help you increase efficiencies and lead you to peak performance. Also, we will explore how to build a high performing culture in your firm or organization. Join us!

SOLE, SMALL FIRM & GENERAL PRACTICE

PROACTIVELY MANAGING YOUR FILES FOR A LAW SOCIETY OF ONTARIO AUDIT

Gain the proactive and preventative tools you need to identify possible deficiencies in your practice. Our experts will help you with:

  • File Management: Opening and Closing File Procedure
  • File Storage: Procedure and Length of Time and File Destruction
  • Financial Management: Fees and Billing; Controls for Accounts Payable and Receivable, Trust Accounts

RECEPTION FOR STUDENTS

Are you curious to see what opportunities exist in law? Not sure where to start on your career path?  Join us for an engaging evening with distinguished members of the Bar in an informal setting and delve into details about various career options.  Mingle with our diverse guests who come from a broad range of legal careers and discuss their perspectives on life after articling/LPP, including traditional careers, opening your practice, moving into an in-house role, and alternative careers.

INCLUSIVE LEADER SERIES

STRATEGIES FOR RETAINING DIVERSE LAWYERS

There has been a lot of buzz about diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Recruiting diverse lawyers is the first step in creating a more inclusive profession, but lawyers who are women, racially/ethnically diverse, LGBTQ, or living with disabilities are still lagging behind when it comes to retention and promotion. How can your firm or organization boost the retention of diverse talent and build a pipeline of diverse leaders? Learn how you can train senior management to be effective mentors and a continuing source of support for diverse lawyers in their organization. Join other inclusive leaders to discuss how you can interrupt biases and promote an inclusive firm culture to bolster employee engagement and improve retention at your firm.