Archives

Today
Today
New Rules

Simplified Procedure: A positive change

  • February 27, 2020
  • Afsana Gibson-Chowdhury

Perspectives from a British personal injury lawyer on the benefits the new rules for civil litigators may bring to the administration of justice in Ontario.

Colin Stevenson

President's Message: Fulfilling our promise and potential amidst change in the profession

  • February 27, 2020
  • Colin Stevenson

The old Irish witticism, “youth is wasted on the young,” clearly arises from the perceived wisdom of tired elders and perhaps their jealousy of opportunities available only to the young. If you are looking for good reason to be jealous of or, better still, be inspired by the new generation of up-and-comers, you just have to attend any OBA Student or Young Lawyers Division event.

Jennifer Roggemann

An Incredible Cascade

  • February 27, 2020
  • Emily Sinkins

Shortly after immigrating to Canada from South Korea as a teenager, Jennifer Roggemann had an encounter with our justice system that opened her eyes to the impact someone with her particular background, academic drive and desire to help could have on the lives of other newcomers.

Woman with a question mark on forehead

Can You Ask Someone Where They Are From? A Black Female Lawyer’s Perspective

  • February 27, 2020
  • Ludmilla Jarda

“Where are you from?” Have you been asked this question before? If so, who asked you? Was it someone you just met? Was it at a networking event, a client meeting, a job interview, or something along those lines? Did the person who asked you the question look anything like you? If this line of questioning does not make any sense to you, you should definitely keep reading.

Two black women holding blue Black Future Lawyer bags

Black Future Lawyers: Breaking Barriers

  • February 27, 2020
  • Michael Speers

A new U of T program takes aim at the underrepresentation of Black lawyers in the profession by providing a pipeline for promising Black students to achieve their potential as legal leaders of tomorrow.

Audrey Ramsay

Nourishing Hope in the Fight Against Slavery

  • December 05, 2019

Committed to the mission to end human trafficking, lawyer and volunteer Audrey Ramsay sheds light on the devastating extent of this crisis, what’s being done to combat it, and why there is cause for optimism.

man and woman, looking a clipboard presented by another man

Approaching Capacity: Addressing a Growing Issue in an Aging World

  • December 05, 2019
  • Michael Bernard

As Canada and the rest of the world face the largest demographic shift of humankind, with more seniors than ever before, the issues of legal capacity due to advancing age are being played out more often, giving rise to an increased need for vigilance on the part of lawyers across all practice areas to recognize the signs of diminished capacity and to protect their clients’ interests, themselves and the documented record accordingly.

man with construction helmet under arm, construction rig in background

A Guided Tour of the Recently Reformed Construction Act

  • December 05, 2019
  • Ivan Merrow, lawyer at Glaholt LLP

Construction Act reform brings new service opportunities to practitioners, but it also presents risk for those who fail to understand its implications. Ivan Merrow outlines the major features with which all lawyers should become familiar.

checkbox with Integrity, gold pen head

5 Questions for Maintaining the Ethical Integrity of your Practice

  • December 05, 2019
  • By Shawn Erker

Without constant vigilance and care, lawyers can unintentionally undermine their client’s interests or find themselves in ethical quandaries and conflicts of interests. Shawn Erker offers five essential questions to consider before undertaking any legal matter.