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How to Interact with Judges on Social Media

  • October 14, 2016
  • The Hon. Justice Jamie K. Trimble

The Hon. Justice Jamie K. Trimble shares his perspective as a judge on social media, and offers tips to lawyers who wish to interact with judges online.

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Tips for Addressing Harassment in Law Firms

  • October 14, 2016
  • Andrea Marsland

Despite the fact that workplace harassment is illegal, it still occurs in law firms across the province and, when it does, it can raise unique challenges in our profession.

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The Burden of Debt

  • August 09, 2016
  • Brock B. Jones

What was the cost of tuition when you went to law school? Four law students share their personal stories with law school debt.

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OBA Section Executives, Working for You

  • June 21, 2016

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.

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'Keeping it Real' on Social Media

  • June 06, 2016
  • Brad J. Greenshields

While we are lawyers by day, we are also individuals with colourful personalities, quirks and interests that define who we are beyond the practice of law., yet in a world pre-occupied by image and instant information, social media is a perilous tool for the legal profession.

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Tips for Scheduling Chambers Appointments in Civil Proceedings

  • March 14, 2016
  • Heather Hogan and Laura Cardiff

Chambers appointments can present counsel with some unique challenges, particularly for new litigators. This article arms you with some basic dos and don’ts to employ on your next chambers appointment.

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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.