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Seeing Diverse Lawyers Survive and Thrive

  • November 26, 2018
  • Sabrina A. Bandali

This year's RODA conference, held in partnership with the OBA, Accelerating a Culture Shift in the Legal Profession, took a fresh approach to advancing diversity by focusing on hot topics that have been making headlines in the media and waves in the legal profession.

Lynne Vicars

Introducing the OBA’s Incoming President

  • August 29, 2018

In a recent Q&A session, Lynne Vicars shared her thoughts on technology, gender equality and meaningful mentorship, offering a preview of her plans for her OBA presidency.

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Anatomy of a Trial

  • August 29, 2018
  • Christopher Martyr

Demonstrations and debriefs from some of the most seasoned and savvy litigators practising in the area of personal injury and insurance law bring courtroom strategies to life.

Innovator in Residence

Putting Innovation into Practice

  • August 28, 2018

The OBA has launched a groundbreaking initiative that will bring to the profession the practical tools and technologies lawyers and law firms can use to enhance their practices.

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10 Things to Know Now That Recreational Cannabis Will Be Legal in Canada

  • August 23, 2018
  • Esther Nwator and Christine Laviolette

The legalization of recreational cannabis will have an impact on practice areas ranging from personal injury to immigration, and in settings public and private, including shops and schools, workplaces, highways and homes. Find out what to expect with this overview of recent developments and emerging issues to keep an eye on.

Quinn Ross

President's Message: A Home Where Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Grow

  • August 23, 2018
  • Quinn Ross

When I stepped into the role of OBA President last year, my focus was crystal clear. Above all else, I wanted to promote and advance equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the profession. Now, a year later, I find myself reflecting on the progress we have made as a profession.

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A Legal Career’s Comic Turn

  • August 23, 2018
  • Marcel Strigberger

A former lawyer, now fulltime humourist makes a case for laughter in the practice of law and the pursuit of a second act.

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5 Common Red Flags to Watch Out for When Outsourcing Your Firm IT

  • August 23, 2018
  • Mike Dewdney

As lawyers add more technology to their practice, their requirements for IT support increase in complexity. While providers are eager to offer their services, how do you know if they’re the right company for you? To help get you started, we’ve compiled five common red flags to watch out for when researching outside IT management for your firm.

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Law Day’s Lasting Impression

  • August 23, 2018
  • Kerri Salata

For the youth and volunteers who participated, this year’s expanded program inspired creativity, conversation and new ways of looking at the impact of the law in everyday life.