OBA Celebrates Its “Rising Stars”

  • 17 novembre 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

  • 16 novembre 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.

Federal Court First Bijuralism Decision

  • 23 octobre 2020

As part of the Federal Courts’ procedural bijuralism pilot project, the Federal Court rendered its first decision under Québec’s Code of Civil Procedure instead of the Federal Courts Rules. For more information, please see the Court's decision.

SCJ Central South Region Judicial Appointment

  • 23 octobre 2020

The Hon. David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, has appointed Justice Paul R. Sweeny as a judge of the Superior Court of Justice for the Central South Region.

Call for applications to serve as The Law Foundation of Ontario’s representative on the Law Commission of Ontario’s Board of Governors

  • 15 octobre 2020

The Law Foundation of Ontario (LFO) is seeking to appoint a person to act as its representative on the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for the overall supervision of the LCO, which is Ontario’s leading law reform agency. Appointments are for three years with a potential renewal for an additional term.

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) Releases Race-Based Data for Legal Aid Certificates 2019-20

  • 08 octobre 2020

LAO has released data regarding the racial makeup of clients who use legal aid certificate services. In 2018, LAO began to ask clients to voluntarily indicate their racial identity, and 85% of clients were willing to do so. The LAO compiled the race-based data over the 2019-20 fiscal year in all areas of law, and has now publicized this information.