Did you know that as a member of the OBA, you have access to many benefits and resources that will assist you in connecting with clients, improving your practice, furthering your career and promoting your business?
All of these benefits are available to you at no additional cost. Log on to OBA.org with your membership number to access them at your convenience.
Connect with potential clients by opting-in to this complimentary directory. Members of the public can easily search for a local lawyer via the interactive Find-a-Lawyer directory, which allows for searches based on name, firm, location, area of practice and/or language spoken.
Visit OBA.org/findme and follow the instructions to sign up for this valuable service. If you’d like to customize your listing or add a photo, visit our Membership section in the top horizontal menu of our home page.
Complimentary Archived Programs
OBA Section members have free access to their Sections’ archived videos for many programs under 1.5 hours. Log on to your section page and visit the ‘Resources’ area to access the directory of programs.
The OBA’s Opening Remarks campaign has brought mental health issues to the forefront and provided unique mental health supports, strategies and opportunities to talk more about mental health within Ontario's legal community.
Members can benefit from complimentary mental health briefs, articles and a special interview series. Our popular Mindful Lawyer CPD programs encourage well-being for lawyers; archived videos and live sessions are available at no charge to OBA members. Take part and reap the benefits in your professional and personal life.
Legislative and Policy Updates
Our weekly legislative and policy updates keep members informed about key provincial policy and public affairs matters. Learn what’s happening in debate, in committee and which bills are coming up. These engaging, easy-to-follow summaries are as enjoyable as they are informative.
Researching a case? Writing a paper or presentation? The OBA publishes hundreds of practice-specific articles per year, covering everything from case law to court updates, legal software, industry news and more. Written by lawyers and judges with extensive practice experience and legal knowledge, articles are a great way to stay informed about your specific areas of practice.
Get your name out there and build up your CV by publishing an article of your own. Editors are always seeking new content, contact your Section article page for more information.
The OBA Career Centre is your one-stop source for legal career development. Each month, dozens of positions are posted to our job board from top firms and recruiters in Ontario and beyond. Positions are specifically for lawyers and can be sorted by geography and area of practice.
Looking to hire? Job postings are free for all OBA members! Check it out at OBA.org/careers
Matching mentors and mentees is one of our specialties and an important aspect of continuing the tradition within the legal profession. It’s also a great opportunity for both parties to earn up to 6 (professional and substantive) credits for participating.
By linking young lawyers with experienced ones, the OBA Mentorship Program provides those new to the profession with guidance and practice tips to help them launch a successful career in law and become engaged in their local legal community.
We currently have a long list of mentees looking to be matched. Pay it forward and sign up to be a mentor today! oba.org/mentorship
OBA members save with special discounts to anything from insurance products, financial management, office supplies, vehicles, courier service, hotel stays, optical, mobile wireless, attraction tickets and more.
Check out the Member Savings Guide under the ‘Membership’ portion of the OBA website.
Want to know more or require assistance? Call us at 416-869-1047 / 1-800-668-8900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. OBA staff are here for you!