Lawyers Converge for Largest Legal Professional Development Programming in Canada

  • January 18, 2017

OBA Institute Returns February 7-11, 2017

TORONTO, ON – OBA Institute, an award-winning continuing professional development (CPD) event for Canadian lawyers, will take place February 7-11, 2017.

More than 30 CPD programs for virtually every practice area will be featured during the five days. With programming, offered live in Toronto and Ottawa and broadcasted online, the OBA is making top-rate CPD opportunities for lawyers more accessible than ever before.

“Continuing professional development is something that is important to all lawyers,” said OBA President David Sterns, “But the networking opportunities that OBA Institute provides makes this program second to none. It’s a must-attend event for anyone looking to make quality connections within the profession.”

Speakers and sessions have been hand chosen to give participants the right mix of content that will help them grow their careers both personally and professionally.

For example, a session on technology and distractions will give lawyers tips on how to reduce digital overload and be more effective with their work while sessions featuring top court judges, government officials and other expert leaders are meant to give lawyers an inside edge in knowing some of the latest activities happening within their practice areas. These sessions are on top of the social gatherings available to support networking and interaction among attendees.

The Toronto-based events will take place at Twenty Toronto Street Conferences and Events (20 Toronto Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON), One King West Hotel and Residence (1 King St. W., Toronto), and the Toronto Board of Trade (First Canadian Place, 77 Adelaide St. W., Toronto). The Ottawa-based sessions will take place at the Rideau Club (99 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON).

Media are welcomed to attend and may do so by registering with Amy Clark, Ontario Bar Association,; 416-869-1047 x. 364

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About the OBA

Established in 1907, the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) is the largest voluntary legal association in Ontario and represents over 16,000 lawyers, judges, law professors and law students. The OBA provides continuing professional development and advocates for improvements to the law in the interests of the profession and public.

For additional information, contact: Amy Clark, Ontario Bar Association,; 416-869-1047 x. 364