The Community

Written by lawyers for lawyers, by its very nature JUST. is an extension of the OBA community. Learn how your peers are dealing with common challenges; read about the struggles and achievements of your favourite legal icons and hear what other lawyers have to say about the state of affairs within the legal profession.  This section is all about learning, sharing and exchanging, lawyer to lawyer.

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SOGIC: Celebrating History, Setting New Goals

  • December 04, 2020
  • Teddy Weinstein

SOGIC leaders tell us about the opportunities that involvement in this vital community offers lawyers today, and where they see the section making an impact – in the profession and in the advancement of equality – in the future.

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When Implicit Bias Amplifies Impostor Syndrome

  • June 03, 2020
  • Yasmin Visram

What happens when bias and barriers to inclusion seem to validate the voice inside your head telling you you’re just not good enough? One lawyer’s story of conquering self-doubt offers strategies we can all employ to combat the undermining effects of impostor syndrome.

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SPILL: Good in a crisis?

  • June 03, 2020

Members share the pandemic-prompted tools and processes that have proven beneficial to their practices.

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Unafraid of Controversy: An interview with Douglas Elliott

  • June 02, 2020
  • Teddy Weinstein

In the second article in a series celebrating SOGIC’s 25th anniversary, Douglas Elliott, one of the section’s first co-chairs, talks about his part in producing lasting change in the fight for equality, from his time working on the OBA’s report on AIDS, up to the final decisive vote in Mont Tremblant that created SOGIC’s national section.