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Connecting with OBA Incoming President Karen Perron

Connecting with OBA Incoming President Karen Perron

  • August 30, 2021

As she prepares to take the reins as OBA president on September 1, with a mandate to strengthen the vital links between lawyers in all regions across Ontario and ensure they capitalize on the opportunity in this diverse community, Karen Perron talks to us about the lure of association involvement, the advice and advice-givers she turns to, and the hopes she has for her presidential term.

A Sporting Chance for a Community, a Life-Changing Role for a Hamilton Lawyer

A Sporting Chance for a Community, a Life-Changing Role for a Hamilton Lawyer

  • August 30, 2021
  • Interview with Louis Frapporti

The former managing partner of Gowling WLG’s Hamilton office sat down for a Q&A session to talk about what has made chairing the Hamilton Commonwealth Games Bid Corporation such a revelatory and rewarding experience and what all lawyers might gain from taking a more “holistic and humanistic” view of their purpose and value.

SPILL: Your best virtual networking experience

SPILL: Your best virtual networking experience

  • August 30, 2021

We asked OBA Section members to share with us their most enjoyable or enriching virtual networking experience from the past year-and-a-half of Zooming, Teams-ing, Skyping, sometimes Slacking, but always Rallying.

President's Message: To all those who made the ambitious achievable…

President's Message: To all those who made the ambitious achievable…

  • August 30, 2021
  • Charlene Theodore

When asked in August 2020 what I’d like to be able to say in a year’s time about my presidency, I replied, “I hope my term as president is a chapter of the OBA’s history that will put the profession forever on the right road on the issues in our workplaces we have been collectively grappling with for far too long.”

Space: The new frontier

Space: The new frontier

  • August 30, 2021
  • Michael Speers

In fashioning the legal workplace of the future, forward-thinking lawyers are prioritizing vital culture over vaunted convention and making a giant leap in how they operate, innovate, collaborate, and situate themselves within a fertile ecosystem of research, industry and ideas.

Forging Your Own Path: Alternative routes to big law

Forging Your Own Path: Alternative routes to big law

  • June 06, 2021
  • Rachel Fielding and Alexander Evangelista

Take it from these associates who did not get hired where they had envisioned during their summer or articling recruits: it’s not always a straight line to your dream role, but perseverance – and making the most of the opportunities that come your way – will pay off in the end.