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.

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.

weave of multi-colored strands coming together

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.

David Sterns

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.

Lawyers with a Calling

  • December 14, 2016

What has been your best moment as a lawyer? We asked OBA members to share theirs, and whether it’s through client interactions, volunteer activities or a win in court, it’s obvious that lawyers find their calling in more ways than one.

Samantha Peters

Pro Bono Profile: Samantha Peters

  • October 19, 2016

The OBA recognizes and supports those members who lend their skills and expertise to providing pro bono legal services to individuals and organizations in need. Samantha Peters of Toronto highlights her efforts.

David Sterns

President's Message

  • October 18, 2016
  • David Sterns

I am a firm believer in the importance of advocacy: advocacy for the profession, and advocacy for the justice system as a whole. I want to dedicate this year to raising the issues that affect our ability to practise efficiently and to ensuring the improvement of our justice infrastructure in this era of government cutbacks.