OBA Institute, Canada's Largest Legal Conference, Gets Underway in Toronto

  • February 04, 2015

Toronto, ON – OBA Institute kicks off today and is expected to bring more than 1500 of Ontario’s lawyers and judges to Toronto.

With an overarching theme of “excel”, OBA Institute 2015 is about helping lawyers excel in their ability to bring access to high quality justice to the tens of thousands of clients they serve every day.

Building on the success of the Ontario Bar Association’s work to support mental health awareness and wellbeing among the legal profession, the theme of “excelling” will also apply to the personal wellbeing of lawyers and the legal community.

Three-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Marnie McBean will inspire excellence during a lunchtime keynote address on Wednesday, February 4, by addressing what it takes to achieve your full potential.

Ontario’s Attorney General, the Honourable Madeleine Meilleur will be a featured keynote speaker on Thursday, February 5 and sharing her vision for improved, fair access to justice for Ontarians.

Finally, OBA Institute 2015 will mark the first in the OBA’s Mindful Lawyer CPD Series, which is aimed at assisting lawyers to achieve the personal well-being that allows them to effectively serve the public and excel in their careers.  A customized session called “Re-setting Your Priorities: How You Can Be a Happier Lawyer,” featuring renowned legal researcher and Professor at Florida State University, Lawrence Krieger, will take place on Friday, February 6th.

OBA Institute is Canada’s largest legal gathering.  It happens February 4th and 5th at Toronto’s Westin Harbour Castle Convention Centre and February 6th and 7th at the OBA’s convention centre at 20 Toronto Street.

For more information:

Ontario Bar Association: www.oba.org

OBA Institute: www.oba.org/institute2015

Marnie McBean’s keynote address

Keynote address by Ontario’s Attorney General

The OBA’s Mindful Lawyer CPD Series: www.oba.org/openingremarks

Follow live updates from OBA Institute at #obainstitute

Media Contact:

Amy Clark, aclark@oba.org, 416-728-0784