2021

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Legal Aid Ontario Tariff Reform

  • September 28, 2023

Legal Aid Ontario has announced amendments to the Legal Aid Services Rules (Fees and Disbursements). This section impacts the fees that private bar lawyers are paid for legal aid services.

OBA Launches Peer Support Network

  • August 09, 2023

The new OBA Peer Support Network is where members can turn for meaningful support, not just for their career as a lawyer, but for their life as a lawyer, in every part of that life. Whatever challenges or changes you are navigating, whatever your lived experience or personal and professional circumstances, the Peer Support Network is here for you with just what you need to survive, adapt, feel supported and thrive.

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.