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.

OBA President Launches Podcast

  • December 02, 2020

Work That Works Sets Out to Transform Legal Workplaces  Ontario Bar Association President Charlene Theodore is throwing open the doors and taking a close look at workplaces through her new podcast – Work That Works.

November is Make A Will Month

  • November 18, 2020

Everyone needs a properly drafted and executed will. And now, residents across Ontario have the ability to have their wills and powers of attorney prepared and witnessed virtually and safely.

OBA Celebrates Its “Rising Stars”

  • November 17, 2020

The Ontario Bar Association congratulates all our members who have been named Lexpert Rising Stars. This year, nearly a third of the 77 people making the list of leading lawyers under 40 are members of the OBA.

Website Maintenance This Weekend

  • November 16, 2020

Please note that our website will be offline from 8 am to noon on Saturday, November 21 for planned maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.