Notice of OBA Annual Meeting 2015

  • August 20, 2015

To be held in conjunction with the Fall Council Meeting of the Ontario Bar Association ("OBA")

In accordance with the OBA By-law, all members are hereby advised that the OBA annual meeting is scheduled to take place on:

Friday, September 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Residence Inn by Marriott, St. Lawrence Ballroom B, 7 Earl St., Kingston, Ontario

By-law Changes:

Over the past year, the OBA Council, on the recommendation of the Board of Directors and the Governance Committee, approved several amendments to the OBA By-laws.  The changes pertain to a number of matters including definitions, changes in election and voting procedures, standing and special committees, and mandate and role of the Audit Committee.  As a result, the following motion will be presented at the OBA annual meeting on September 25, 2015 in Kingston to ratify Council's decision:

  • WHEREAS the Governance Committee and the OBA Board of Directors recommended a number of changes to the OBA's By-laws over the past year;
  • AND WHEREAS  the OBA Council, upon due consideration, approved the By-law changes recommended by the Governance Committee and the Board of Directors at its meetings during the course of the past year;
  • AND WHEREAS the By-law Amendments approved by Council over the course of the past year are or have been in effect since June 12th, 2015 or earlier;
  • The By-law amendments approved by the OBA Board of Directors and OBA Council, listed by sub-section in Appendix "A", attached hereto, be and are adopted.

The revised By-law containing all the amendments approved by Council over the past year, may be viewed on the OBA website.  For comparison purposes, the full text of the By-Law as adopted at the Annual Meeting in 2014 is also available on the OBA website:  Hard copies of either version may be obtained by contacting Valerie Dallas at 416-869-1047 x322, 1-800-668-8900, or by email at