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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.

Today
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Measuring Diversity: A report card for the legal profession

  • February 16, 2016
  • Juliet Knapton

Juliet Knapton, past chair of the OBA Equality Committee, sits down with LSUC Bencher Joanne St. Lewis to discuss an idea St. Lewis brought forward during her campaign for Bencher: an annual report card to measure diversity in the legal profession.

Voice of Change

  • February 16, 2016
  • Colin Lachance and Mark A. Cohen

With no more brass rings to strive for, what will motivate innovative young lawyers to spend their prime years in a traditional firm environment?

Finding Time for Fitness

  • January 26, 2016
  • Micheal Okumura and Kimberly Whaley

Looking to integrate healthy exercise and eating habits into your busy schedule? Personal trainer Michael Okumura and health-conscious lawyer Kimberly Whaley team up to provide an easy workout routine and practical time management tips.

Litigating Lottery Claims: Greed, Tall Tales and How to Avoid Litigation in the First Place

  • January 14, 2016
  • Jeffrey S. Percival

Many of us have vivid dreams of winning the “big one”, namely the jackpot prize in one of the many lottery games run by lottery corporations. Recognizing that the odds of winning a substantial jackpot are particularly remote, we choose to participate in office lottery pools as a means to purchase a greater number of tickets. In theory, the idea of an office lottery pool is a sound one… until the office wins a major prize and the pool turns out to be less than well-organized.

Online and Social Media Evidence in Family Law

  • December 22, 2015
  • Adam Black and Jenna Himelfarb

What steps should family law lawyers be taking and what advice should they be giving to their clients to address the growing regularity of online evidence admitted and considered in court proceedings? Adam Black examines the implications of the Court of Appeal's decision in R. v. Marshall.