Work that works: Equality, diversity and inclusion

  • January 27, 2021

In her latest monthly column for The Lawyer’s Daily, OBA President Charlene Theodore looks at ways we can build workplaces where everyone can thrive. She says people with positions of power in our workplaces need to consider getting equality, diversity and inclusion right as a core part of their job.

Ontario Court of Justice Judicial Appointment (East Region)

  • January 18, 2021

Attorney General Doug Downey has announced the appointment of Justice of the Peace Herb Kreling as the East Regional Senior Justice of the Peace for the OCJ, effective February 4, 2021. For more information, please see the News Bulletin.

SCJ (East Region): Expansion of DRO Program

  • January 18, 2021

The MAG has announced that the Dispute Resolution Officer ("DRO") Program will be expanded to the Kingston area. DROs are senior family lawyers who are appointed to conduct family law case conferences and who often deal with motions to change child/spousal support orders. For more information about the DRO programs, please see here.

SCJ: Dec 22 Update

  • January 05, 2021

The Hon. Faye E. McWatt has been appointed as the Associated Chief Justice of Ontario of the SCJ. For more information, please see the following news release.

Federal Court Appointment of Darlene Carreau

  • January 05, 2021

The Hon. David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced that Darlene Carreau has been appointed the Chief Administrator of the Courts Administration Service (“CAS”). Ms. Carreau has served as the Director General and Senior General Counsel at the Department of Justice Canada. She will hold office for a term of five years as the Chief Administrator of the CAS. For more information, please see the following News Release.

OBA Launches Tenant-Lawyer Connection Portal

  • December 18, 2020

The OBA is committed to serving the whole lawyer from their desk to their doorstep. We know that lawyers have an innate desire to give back to their communities and we’re making it easier for them to do that.