Legal Aid Ontario Tariff Reform

  • 28 septembre 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.

Provincial Budget Justice Sector Highlights 2023

  • 24 mars 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

  • 23 mars 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.

OBA Names New Innovator in Residence

  • 08 novembre 2022

Mante Molepo has been named the 2022-23 Ontario Bar Association Innovator in Residence and will lead the association’s new career accelerator for Indigenous and racialized lawyers in emerging areas of law.

Make A Will Month Highlights Need for Properly Drafted Wills

  • 01 novembre 2022

November is Make a Will Month, and the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) is once again spearheading a campaign to educate the public about the need for a will and how lawyers can help people draft one properly. Throughout the month, volunteers from the OBA will be leading free information sessions for the public in communities across Ontario.

OBA Statement on Province's Use of Notwithstanding Clause

  • 01 novembre 2022

The government has once again invoked the notwithstanding clause so that their legislation prohibiting a strike and unilaterally imposing contract terms will operate even if it violates the rights protected by sections 2, 7 and 15 of the Charter. These include the rights to free speech, association, and peaceful assembly, the right not to be deprived of life, liberty or security of the person except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice and equality rights.