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As an essential ally and advocate for members of the legal profession, the OBA promotes fair justice systems, facilitates effective law reform, upholds equality in the legal profession and is devoted to eliminating discrimination.

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Lynne Vicars

President's Message: Our Momentum Builds

  • March 14, 2019
  • Lynne Vicars

Over the past several months, I have been working closely with OBA staff to develop and deliver productive support to members and to build our collective momentum for advancing gender equality within the profession. Now, at the halfway point of my term as OBA President, I find myself contemplating the enormity – and importance – of this mandate.

Lynne Vicars

President's Message: An All-encompassing Approach to Advancing Equality

  • December 03, 2018
  • Lynne Vicars

The OBA is introducing a series of Solution Circles this year to bring as many diverse perspectives as possible to the table to share experiences of marginalization and exclusion; to unearth and expose the forces at play; and to explore avenues to address these root causes and create a more inclusive, rewarding, progressive profession.

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Where Goodwill Meets Great Will Interest

  • November 29, 2018

When trusts and estates lawyer Rebecca Fisch ventured outside her own neighbourhood to lead a Make a Will Month session in a traditionally underserved area, she discovered a community eager for legal resources and appreciative of the opportunity to better understand the importance of careful estate-planning.

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Seeing Diverse Lawyers Survive and Thrive

  • November 26, 2018
  • Sabrina A. Bandali

This year's RODA conference, held in partnership with the OBA, Accelerating a Culture Shift in the Legal Profession, took a fresh approach to advancing diversity by focusing on hot topics that have been making headlines in the media and waves in the legal profession.

Lynne Vicars

Introducing the OBA’s Incoming President

  • August 29, 2018

In a recent Q&A session, Lynne Vicars shared her thoughts on technology, gender equality and meaningful mentorship, offering a preview of her plans for her OBA presidency.

Innovator in Residence

Putting Innovation into Practice

  • August 28, 2018

The OBA has launched a groundbreaking initiative that will bring to the profession the practical tools and technologies lawyers and law firms can use to enhance their practices.

Quinn Ross

President's Message: A Home Where Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Grow

  • August 23, 2018
  • Quinn Ross

When I stepped into the role of OBA President last year, my focus was crystal clear. Above all else, I wanted to promote and advance equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the profession. Now, a year later, I find myself reflecting on the progress we have made as a profession.