OBA Announces 2023-2024 Board of Directors

  • June 30, 2023

Katy Commisso has been elected 2nd vice-president of the Ontario Bar Association (OBA). The lawyer from Thunder Bay will be the first OBA president from the Northwest in more than 50 years when she takes office in 2025. Kelly McDermott will continue her presidency, while Kathryn Manning – as 1st vice-president – will become the next president of the OBA in September of 2024.

OBA Members Hosting Free Community Sessions During Seniors Month

  • June 01, 2023

Through a focus on giving seniors and their families the information they need to protect themselves, the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) is once again stepping up during Seniors Month to offer free sessions that will enhance understanding regarding the rights and obligations of older adults and their caretakers.

28 OBA Members Elected to Convocation

  • May 01, 2023

The Ontario Bar Association congratulates the 28 members who were elected to serve as Benchers of the Law Society of Ontario for the next four years.

Provincial Budget Justice Sector Highlights 2023

  • March 24, 2023

On Thursday, March 23, 2023, the government tabled Building a Strong Ontario, the 2023 provincial budget. The government’s plan is to balance the budget with the province to start posting a budget surplus in 2024-2025. In 2022-23, Ontario is projecting a deficit of $2.2 billion.

Justice Services Online (JSO) User Feedback Sessions

  • March 23, 2023

The Ministry of the Attorney will be hosting 6 regional Justice Services Online (JSO) User Feedback Sessions, together with the Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Court of Justice and Federation of Ontario Law Associations.

Kelly McDermott Begins OBA Presidency

  • March 01, 2023

As she takes the reins on March 1st, new OBA President Kelly McDermott is determined to ensure all Ontario lawyers come to know what she herself knows firsthand – the OBA is a supportive community that makes careers more satisfying and steps up when life and work collide. McDermott will focus her presidency on creating and formalizing reliable and accessible support networks to assist lawyers facing challenges in their careers and lives.