Media Contact

Michael Speers, Media & Communications Specialist , Telephone: 416-869-1047 ext. 365, media@oba.org


The President is the official spokesperson on behalf of the Ontario Bar Association’s 17,500 members. She represents the views and decisions of Council, the governing body of the association.

The current president is Karen Perron.

As the only legal organization representing lawyers from across every practice area (called Sections), our members can provide expertise and feedback on case law, practice areas, legislation or legal issues facing the profession and the public.

The following is a listing of practice areas where the OBA can provide expert legal insight:

  • Aboriginal Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Business Law
  • Canadian Corporate Counsel Association - Toronto
  • Charity and Not-For-Profit Law
  • Child and Youth Law
  • Citizenship and Immigration Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law
  • Construction and Infrastructure Law
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education Law
  • Entertainment, Media & Communications Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Health Law
  • Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law
  • Insolvency Law
  • Insurance Law
  • International Law
  • Labour & Employment Law
  • Law Practice Management
  • Municipal Law
  • Natural Resources and Energy
  • Pensions & Benefits
  • Privacy & Access to Information Law
  • Public Sectors Lawyers
  • Real Property Law
  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
  • Sole, Small Firm and General Practice
  • OBA Students
  • Taxation Law
  • Trusts and Estates Law
  • Women Lawyers Forum
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Young Lawyers Division