At the OBA

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.

Ontario Bar Association Robe Bank

Narrative Threads

  • June 06, 2019
  • Emily Sinkins

OBA’s province-wide Robe Bank offers professional inspiration and practical assistance to a new generation of lawyers.

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.

Cartoon images of people with color swirls going from head to head

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.

RODA conference signboard

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.