The OBA has many networking opportunities from peer social gatherings and award dinners to scheduled Section programs (areas of law/interest groups) - excellent ways to go beyond the law school walls and establish new professional relationships.
Some of the key CBA-OBA Membership Benefits
2 Free OBA Practice Section enrolments for students;
All active law school student and articling student members are entitled to 2 Free OBA Sections. Sections are practice-specific groups that hold frequent educational programs and produce articles.
Free OBA Young Lawyers Division Section enrolment for students;
All law school and articling student members are automatically enrolled in the OBA’s Young Lawyers’ Division Section.
Monitor opportunities at OBA PD programs;
Volunteer to assist with a PD program of your choice, e.g. registration, helping speakers.
Discounted student member prices for PD programs;
PD programs consist of half or full-day programs, and are often held over breakfast, lunch or dinner. www.oba.org/pd
Informative practice-specific newsletters and publications;
The CBA’s National magazine, The OBA’s JUST. magazine, Section articles, etc. www.oba.org/sections and Justmag.ca
Member savings on products and services from:
Rogers Wireless, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, AVIS and Budget, and many more. www.oba.org/membersavings
Leadership and networking opportunities;
Join an OBA Committee or Practice Section – get involved and get noticed. www.oba.org/freesections