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OBA Launches Elder Law Section

OBA Launches Elder Law Section

  • October 03, 2017
  • Steven Benmore

For the first time in history, there are more seniors than children living in Canada. That is why a group of lawyers in Ontario, with the support of the OBA and its many Sections, established the first ever Elder Law Section this year.

OBA Welcomes President Quinn Ross

OBA Welcomes President Quinn Ross

  • August 15, 2017

We caught up with Quinn Ross, managing partner at The Ross Firm, to find out how he’s spending the weeks leading up to the beginning of his term as OBA President.

President's Message: Our Collective Voice

President's Message: Our Collective Voice

  • June 20, 2017
  • David Sterns

Though my term as OBA President is officially over in August, my role as an advocate for the profession and for the justice system is not. Though my term as OBA President is officially over in August, my role as an advocate for the profession and for the justice system is not. I will continue to be part of the collective voice on issues that matter to us all in the profession and in the best interests of the public.

Gallery: Young Lawyers Gala

Gallery: Young Lawyers Gala

  • June 19, 2017

On May 30th, the Ontario Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division proudly hosted the inaugural Young Lawyers Gala.

OBA Section Executives, Working for You

OBA Section Executives, Working for You

  • May 30, 2017

The OBA membership relies upon the legs of 800+ Section executive volunteers, who devote their time to serving and representing our diverse body of lawyers across the province.

A Way to Inspire Interest in the Justice System

A Way to Inspire Interest in the Justice System

  • February 14, 2017
  • David Sterns

From this month’s highly impressive OBA Institute program to individual Sections’ leadership activities, OBA members go to great efforts to advance and promote the profession.

We Are Not There Yet! Why Recognizing Women Who Fight for Equality is as Important as Ever

  • January 24, 2017
  • Daniella Murynka

Last week, I topped my list of nerve-wracking, new-lawyer moments when, heart pounding, I telephoned the Honourable Claire L'Heureux-Dubé, Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada from 1987 to 2002 and the second woman in Canadian history to be appointed to that position. I was calling to see if Justice L’Heureux-Dubé would speak with me about her experience receiving the OBA's Women Lawyers Forum's Award of Excellence in 1996, its inaugural year.