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March is OBA Month at PBO

  • March 05, 2018

OBA Members are lawyers who know the value of volunteerism. As the largest voluntary legal organization in the province, OBA members make significant contributions to the profession every day, and this month, they are volunteering to help thousands of Ontarians get free legal advice for their civil legal needs.

Elizabeth Hall named new OBA Executive Director

  • February 01, 2018

After an extensive search process, The Ontario Bar Association (OBA) is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Hall is returning to the OBA, taking over the executive director position held by Steve Pengelly who announced his retirement in the fall of 2017 after more than a decade in service to the Association.

New Bail Directive Released

  • October 31, 2017

On October 30, 2017 the province announced a new Bail Directive, which is an attempt to respond to court delays (post-R. v. Jordan) and reduce the number of individuals awaiting trial in custody.

Retirement Notice: Steve Pengelly

  • October 25, 2017

After a serving as the Ontario Bar Association’s Executive Director and Counsel for more than a decade, Steve Pengelly has announced his plan to retire. The timing of Steve’s departure will be be finalized pending the appointment of his successor, but will most likely occur at the end of 2017 or early in 2018.