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Mediation not for every judge

  • July 16, 2013

Ontario needs firmer rules surrounding how the judiciary are used to settle difficult to mediate cases before trial, a recent Ontario Bar Association report obtained by QP Briefing says.

The ethics of franchise law

  • April 29, 2013

At the April 3 dinner meeting of the Ontario Bar Association Franchise Law Section, the topic of ethical issues for franchise lawyers was addressed. This was Round 2 of a thought-provoking ...

Image makeover focuses on why lawyers chose the career

  • March 08, 2013

The province’s bar association has launched an image makeover campaign to leverage the generally strong positive sentiments people feel about their own lawyers, which far outstrips the stereotypical view of legal professionals.

Changes to jury selection ‘long overdue’

  • March 04, 2013

“The problem with the jury system right now is that it lacks credibility with minority communities, with black communities, with aboriginal communities, and with lots of ethnic communities in Canada,” says David McRobert, who is a member of the Ontario Bar Association’s...

OBA honours Bryan Finlay

  • September 25, 2012

Brian Finlay of WeirFoulds will receive the Ontario Bar Association ’s Award of Excellence in Civil Litigation at a gala to be held at Toronto’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel on September ...

Articling crisis gets worse

  • May 07, 2012

Ontario Bar Association president Paul Sweeny says that while a course and other solutions offered by the task force may help with the shortage in the interim, the profession needs to come up with more permanent answers.