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Michael Speers, Media & Communications Specialist , Telephone: 416-869-1047 ext. 365, media@oba.org

Sarnia's Daigneault new OBA president

  • August 09, 2013

Sarnia-based lawyer Pascale Daigneault will take over the helm at the Ontario Bar Association next week, beginning her one-year stint as president.

Task Force Seeks Clarity on Judicial Mediation

  • July 22, 2013

Ontario’s current pretrial system is ineffective when it comes to using judicial resources to arrive at a settlement, according the Ontario Bar Association’s task force on judicial dispute resolution.

Heard: Gerretsen to examine OBA report

  • July 17, 2013

Attorney General John Gerretsen reiterated Wednesday outside cabinet he has only just received the Ontario Bar Association's report obtained by QP Briefing[1] on the need for firmer guidelines for judicial mediation in the province.

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...