Since unrolling my OBA Lawyers Link mandate in September – designed to build upon the connection our members across the province have with each other and with the tools they need to thrive, wherever they are situated, within a rapidly modernizing world of law – I have witnessed some impressive examples of cross-region solution-sharing, collaboration, community-building and support.
From our Regional “Need a Solution, Have a Solution” Circles that foster strategy-exchange between your Council representatives on everything from court backlog to technology training; to the development of dynamic Regional Flagship Events; to an expansive OBA Institute that disseminated global best practices and cross-jurisdictional insights, we have been busy mining all the expertise and experience found in our diverse community and bringing it to members province wide.
Along with insider tips and proven tactics, we’re continuing to provide you with ways to build relationships with, and gain a wealth of useful perspectives from, other members through our OBA Community Events. While these are informal virtual gatherings focused on a fun activity or shared interest that feature a little bit of learning and a lot of lively conversation, they are also an excellent way to connect with other lawyers, within and outside your geographic or practice area, with whom you might find also common career ground.
I’m of the belief that the more exposure you have to lawyers who are pursuing different career paths and taking different approaches to practice, the more you will see what is possible for you as you carve out your own career, and the better positioned you will be to seize on all the assistance and advantages the OBA affords you as you progress.
It is now easier than ever to take advantage of all the opportunity found in this community and all the benefits you enjoy as a member. We have introduced a game-changing OBA Lawyers Link app that puts need-to-know news from the justice sector and beyond, relevant resources and upcoming CPD programs, and forums that facilitate conversation on pressing issues within and across regions, right at your fingertips.
As you continue to make your mark in law and forge success on your own terms, OBA Link gives you a 360 view of the profession – the trailblazers and newsmakers, the trends and emerging pathways– so you can fully survey the prospects, and 365-day access to the tools, knowledge and support you need so you can realize your unique aspirations and unlimited career potential.
I wish you all a safe and happy holiday season!