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The Masked Mediator

  • August 26, 2020
  • Mitchell Rose

While neither super nor a hero, the Masked Mediator rolls with the times and the metaphorical punches, deftly overcoming each new hurdle to master mediation in the physical and virtual realms.

President’s Message: There’s no turning back now

President’s Message: There’s no turning back now

  • August 26, 2020
  • Colin Stevenson

The OBA has a long history of leading the charge on EDI, lawyer mental health and wellness, access to justice and innovation, but in this game-changing year, our work in these areas has converged with greater impact than ever before. When I introduced my Innovation mandate at the outset of my presidency,

Charlene Theodore

Catching Up With Charlene Theodore, OBA Incoming President

  • August 26, 2020

Gearing up to take the wheel as OBA president in September, with a mission to reinvent the legal workplace, Charlene Theodore takes time to talk to us about what drives her and where she plans to blaze new trails in the profession in the year ahead.

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Why Artificial Intelligence Will Not Replace Lawyers

  • August 26, 2020
  • Shiva Bakhtiary, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

With a surge in the number of new legal tech startups comes familiar but unfounded fear that lawyers will be replaced by artificial intelligence (AI). Shiva Bakhtiary explains why AI needs lawyers just as much as lawyers need AI to bring new efficiency, savings and service enhancements to legal work.

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Access to Justice and Hands-on Education Converge in New Summer Student Program

  • June 25, 2020
  • An interview with Nikki Gershbain, McCarthy Tétrault

Nikki Gershbain, McCarthy Tétrault’s chief inclusion officer, shares details of a pro-bono-focused program, forged in the face of a pandemic, that provides rewarding experiential learning opportunities for students while connecting low-income Canadians with crucial free legal services.