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What Does a Lawyer Look Like? Time to truly embody diversity and inclusion

  • November 16, 2022
  • Ena Chadha and Emmett Rogers

A special achievement marred by a stereotypical statuette sparks a candid conversation between two leading human rights lawyers – one a non-binary, trans person and the other a first-generation immigrant South Asian woman – about the rigid expectations and barriers related to gender identity that persist in the legal profession, and what we can do to create space for diverse people while better serving the trans community.

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Looking to the Future of the Law of Work and Work of Law

  • September 12, 2022
  • Oksana Romanov interviews Sunira Chaudhri and Tahir Khorasanee

Two top employment lawyers shed light on emerging trends, intriguing developments, and unexpected professional challenges and rewards found at the centre of a practice area that continues to offer indispensable advice amid swift and sweeping change.

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5 Ways to Increase Efficiency in Your Growing Law Firm

  • September 11, 2022
  • Sukhi Hansra

For many lawyers, time is everything. But time is hard to manage, particularly when you are busy dealing with a slew of phone calls, emails, invoices and document preparation. Sukhi Hansra offers innovative ideas for growing your business efficiently, cost-effectively and with savvy application of technology.

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SPILL: Don’t you love the law in the fall?

  • September 06, 2022

With the arrival of September, and the energy, excitement and, occasionally, anxiety that back-to-the-books season brings (and inspired in part by Meg Ryan’s exclamation in You’ve Got Mail, “Don’t you love New York in the fall? — it makes me wanna buy school supplies”), we asked members what they love — or look forward to — most about the law in the fall.

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President’s Message: Expect the unexpected

  • September 06, 2022
  • Karen Perron

As I launch into the final six months of my extended presidential term – a term that presented twists and turns even before it began when our incoming president was appointed to the bench – I find myself embracing the opportunity to advance my OBA Link mandate even further and to “lean in” to the opportunity for reinvention.

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Persuasive Legal Writing: Pointers, pitfalls and pet peeves from the pros

  • September 06, 2022
  • Emily Sinkins, with contribution from OBA Civil Litigation Section Executive members

Ahead of the OBA’s popular primer program on writing sharply, strategically and skillfully – beyond boilerplates and bound to sway – leading litigators share six deeply held drafting dos and don’ts.

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Deploying the Power of Diverse Perspectives

  • September 06, 2022
  • Mohsen Seddigh

With two new positions on each of our 40 section executives, the OBA is making new strides in advancing diversity and inclusion across the association.

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The Original Will is Not Available: A case study

  • September 06, 2022
  • Susannah B. Roth

The case of Mister Bull, Madame Curie, a modest Ontario bank account and a missing will provides executors with a lesson in overcoming an international impasse with “proof in solemn form” and an example of a predicament that could have been prevented with an expertly prepared estate plan.