Membership & Benefits

A membership that moves you forward

As the largest national association for legal professionals, the CBA and Ontario Bar Association (OBA) delivers what you need to thrive in your career and to navigate life changes. Whether you’re just starting out, looking to grow or well established, the CBA in Ontario can keep you sharp.

Did you know? All CBA members get complimentary access to more than 50 professional development programs nationally – with more on the way!

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Get deep insights on the latest trends, up-to-the-minute information on courts and governments, business and technology solutions, and practice management resources.

Legal toolkits

Tap into our toolkits for sound advice and tips on issues ranging from child rights to legal ethics, mortgage matters and much more.

Court interventions & submissions

We prepare submissions to the government, Law Society of Ontario and regulatory bodies to improve the law and the administration of justice.

CBA PracticeLink

Access CBA PracticeLink online for guidance and tools to help you manage your legal future.

Professional initiatives

We develop initiatives that advocate for change, enhance legal practice and prepare the profession for the future.

OBA community news

Stay current on issues in your area of practice through curated articles, programs and information from your OBA Section Insider and Section website.

Leading magazines

Get the latest stories and analysis affecting legal practice and your profession in JUST. Magazine and CBA National Magazine.

Canadian Bar Review

This peer-reviewed journal combines theory and practice to shape discussions on today’s most relevant legal issues.

Attend purposeful networking opportunities that enable you to build lasting connections within and outside your area of practice, from coast to coast to coast.


We respond to government initiatives to protect the legal profession’s core values.


Connect with lawyers who work in your area of practice or share common interests. Increase your business referrals: 80% of OBA Section members report receiving referrals from other Section members.

Committees & Subcommittees

Join us to work on issues that matter to you – from access to justice to equality, ethics, international initiatives, law reform and much more.

OBA discussions

Join our online discussion boards to connect with OBA colleagues in your practice Section. You can search each board by topic, tip or precedent.

Speakers Bureau

Become a thought-leader in your community. The OBA Speakers Bureau helps to promote OBA members as leaders in their area of practice by connecting members to speaking opportunities.

Free Member & Public Directories

Grow your client base through inclusion in our Find-A-Lawyer Directory. Plus, add thousands of members to your network and build referrals through our Member-to-Member Directory.

Influential connections

We connect practice area leaders with key decision makers: Cabinet Ministers, Chairs of Tribunals and members of the Bench.

Access professional and career development resources, including job boards, mentorship opportunities and lawyer wellness programs to keep you one step ahead.

Complimentary Professional Development

Your CBA membership now gives you access to more than 50+ professional development programs from across Canada – included with your membership.


Instantly stream professional development programs from our catalogue of webinars. Sign up for a complete webinar series or select the webinars that suit you.

Webcast replays with live chat

Save big and gain access to some of the most popular CPD programs from the past year that you may have missed—and complete your CPD requirements for the year.

Members-only programming

Get access to exclusive members-only programming. Choose from over 300 programs covering almost all areas of practice in Ontario and receive special member pricing.

Complimentary programming

OBA Members enjoy complimentary registration for our popular CPD programs, including the Inclusive Leader Series and Mindful Lawyer Series.


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OBA’s Institute

Connect with colleagues at Canada’s largest, and award-winning legal conference, spanning five days and offering over 30 CPD programs with numerous networking opportunities.

National conferences

Enhance your expertise, gain knowledge and network with leading professionals in your area of practice.

CBA Well-Being

Access complimentary programs from the OBA’s Mindful Lawyer CPD Series as well as CBA well-being programs, resources and complimentary programming. Take our online courses and webinars on mental health in the legal profession.

Inclusive Leader Series

Build an action plan for advancing diversity and inclusion in your organization with this series, which is complimentary for members.

Career Centre

Make your next move with us. Visit the CBA Legal Career Centre for positions available across Ontario and Canada.

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