Ontario Bar Association Wins International Award in Legal Education

  • August 01, 2017


Ontario Bar Association Wins International Award in Legal Education

July 25th, 2017 (TORONTO) - The Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) has awarded The Ontario Bar Association one of only 18 annual awards granted to competitors representing more than 300 organizations.

An Award of Outstanding Achievement was given to the OBA for the 2017 ACLEA’s Best Awards, Public Interest category.

ACLEA members are professionals in the fields of continuing legal education and legal publishing. Its annual ACLEA’s Best Awards are highly competitive and winning projects represent the highest level of achievement for the staff and volunteers involved.

The program titled, Financial Abuse of the Older Client: Practical Legal Strategies to Prevent and Respond to the Exploitation of Seniors was developed by the OBA’s Professional Development team and Toronto-based family lawyer Steven Benmor in response to the growing issue and the very important role of lawyers in addressing it. More than 100 lawyers took part in this CPD program live, while many others continue to purchase the archived version.  Participants left the program equipped with the right skills and tools to recognize the signs of financial abuse, to protect clients from it in a wide range of financial transactions and to seek remedies for such abuse.

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For more information about the program and to view the agenda click here to find out more.

This marks the third consecutive year for the OBA to receive an ACLEA award.

ACLEA formally presents the award to the Ontario Bar Association at the Annual Meeting of ACLEA in Montreal, QC on August 1, 2017.

About the Ontario Bar Association

Established in 1907, the 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.