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At a Crossroads on Solitary Confinement

  • June 05, 2019
  • Michael Rosenberg

This year’s recipient of the OBA's Heather McArthur Memorial Young Lawyers Award offers an insider’s view of a concerted constitutional challenge aimed at ending an inhumane practice in our prisons.

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LSO Benchers, I Want to Vote

  • June 05, 2019
  • Vincent Rocheleau

A student-at-law makes a case for giving licensing candidates the opportunity to vote in the Law Society of Ontario’s Bencher Elections.

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SPILL: Top Job Interview Turn-offs

  • June 05, 2019
  • Emily Sinkins

We asked our members, as a candidate, what could you experience at a job interview that would give you pause about pursuing the role?

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A Firm Route to Reconciliation

  • March 15, 2019
  • John P. Brown

A partner at one of Canada’s largest law firms with family connections to one of the darkest chapters in our nation’s history, John Brown offers legal professionals compelling insight and impetus for adopting and advancing reconciliation initiatives.

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Why Vote in the Bencher Election?

  • March 14, 2019
  • Emily Sinkins

When voting opens for the 2019 Law Society of Ontario Bencher Election in mid-April, eligible voters will have a robust roster of 128 lawyer candidates, nearly half of whom are OBA members, from which to choose. With issues like access to justice, the articling crisis, and the competency and reputation of lawyers looming large, participating in the election is not only your opportunity to effect improvements, it is your responsibility.

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Lawyers Are Service Providers, and We Have Human Rights Obligations Too

  • March 14, 2019
  • Richa Sandill

Lawyers play a critical role as advocates in ensuring that equality, fairness, and the principles of human rights are upheld in society as a whole. Yet beyond fighting for human rights, has anyone ever really stopped to think about lawyers’ own obligations under the Human Rights Code?