OBA PEER SUPPORT NETWORK Lawyers Living with a Disability


The OBA publishes timely and helpful articles centered around the ongoing needs of lawyers who are living and working with disabilities. We’ve collated these articles for ease of reference and will continue to add new articles regularly.

Being a Disability Ally in the Legal Profession Starts with Breaking your Silence

Lorin MacDonald

Broader Thinking Needed to Support Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Emily Sinkins

The Buckland Review of Autism Employment: report and recommendations

Published 28 February 2024


Pete Wharmby

Neurodiversity in the workplace: Best practices for inclusion

Andrew Harrison, Tamila Ivanov, Roberto Ghignone, Hugh A. Meighen, Simon Margolis

“Is Justice in Ontario Really Blind?” My experiences as a blind prosecutor in Ontario

Jason Mitschele

The Litigator and Mental Health – a Must Read Article by Chief Justice Strathy of Ontario

Heather S. Douglas, B.A., J.D., LL.M.

How the Legal Community Can Better Support Lawyers with Disabilities

Lorin MacDonald, JD, LSM

New Initiatives: An opportunity for section members to strengthen workplace capacity to fully include workers with disabilities

Alec Farquhar