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Lawyers Helping Lawyers

  • June 02, 2020

Meet the team that is anticipating your needs and ensuring your voice is heard in policy and professional development.

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Summer Success During COVID-19: 5 tips for students

  • June 02, 2020
  • Claire Sweeny

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the summer plans of hundreds of law students across the country. Maybe you had the perfect summer job lined up but now it has been put on hold. Or maybe you were still working on finding summer employment but now find it practically impossible to do so. Whatever your summer situation, here are some tips on how to make the most of it.

Colin Stevenson

President's Message: The OBA role in advancing modernization

  • June 02, 2020
  • Colin Stevenson

When I laid out my practice innovation mandate last fall I knew that evolution was imperative for lawyers to remain relevant and trusted advisors in a rapidly changing business climate. I also knew that the OBA and our members could play a pivotal role in advancing modernization. What I didn’t know, of course, was just a few months later how accelerated the pace of change would become, how urgent the need to adapt, or how critical a role our Association would play.

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No Time for Emotional Investing

  • June 01, 2020
  • Lawyers Financial

Lawyers Financial offers seven tips to stay focused on your financial plan in a period of uncertainty.

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Mastering Virtual Meetings: Tips and best practices for effective online interaction

  • May 21, 2020
  • Dan Rosman

Videoconferencing is the best solution to interact with co-workers and teams while gathering face to face is simply not possible. It's safe to say that the firms that are investing heavily in these tools are unlikely to abandon them as things return to ‘normal’ which is why it’s so important to develop a set of best practices for present dealings and for a post-pandemic future.

The EE/OR Conundrum

The EE/OR Conundrum

  • February 27, 2020
  • Elizabeth Hall

One lawyer’s Milnean pursuit of encouragement and an “ee”-sy answer to potentially soul-crushing legal-suffix confusion.

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Through the Noise: Immigration in Canada Today

  • February 27, 2020
  • Rebecca Bromwich

With pervasive misconceptions about our immigration system too often giving rise to discrimination, lawyers are instrumental in discerning and giving voice to the truth.

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How Law Firms Can Support the Development of a New Lawyer

  • February 27, 2020
  • Paulette Pommells

Could you be dampening the enthusiasm of your keen and capable recent hires? Paulette Pommells presents five sure-fire ways to drive away promising talent and the countermeasures that will kindle their desire to learn, contribute, and perform to their highest potential.

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SOGIC at 25: Reflections from two former chairs

  • February 27, 2020
  • Teddy Weinstein

The Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Community (SOGIC) is celebrating 25 years at the forefront of LGBTTIQ2S advocacy in Canada. Founded during World AIDS Day, 1994, SOGIC now has chapters and representatives in every Canadian Province. In the first in a series of articles featuring retrospectives of the group’s founding and work, former SOGIC Ontario Branch (OBA) chairs, Chris Ellis and Paul Saguil reflect on their involvement.

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.