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Ontario Bar Association Honours Legal Superstars at Annual Awards Gala 

  • June 10, 2022

TORONTO – The legal community came together on Thursday evening to celebrate outstanding members of the profession who have made exceptional contributions to the practice of law in Ontario and to the Ontario Bar Association. This was the first OBA Awards Gala in three years, after the popular event was sidelined due to public health measures brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Ontario Lawyers Lead the Way in Eliminating Systemic Racism

  • January 19, 2022

The Ontario Bar Association (OBA), a branch of the Canadian Bar Association and Ontario’s largest most diverse network of lawyers, is moving forward with an ambitious and achievable agenda to tackle inequality in the justice sector and beyond over the next 10 years.

MAG: Amendments to Ontario’s Contingency Fee Regulation

  • December 17, 2021

The Attorney General has filed an amending regulation to O. Reg. 563/20 -  Contingency Fee Agreements made under the Solicitors Act. These changes come into force on January 1, 2022 and are intended to provide clarity and flexibility for lawyers serving clients with contingency fee agreements.

OBA Highlights Importance of Wills

  • November 01, 2021

Lawyers Lead Free Public Information Sessions During Make A Will Month Everyone needs a properly drafted will. This month, the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) and its members will be promoting the importance of wills as they mark Make A Will Month with free virtual legal information sessions in every region of the province.

OBA Announces 2021-2022 Board of Directors

  • June 25, 2021

TORONTO – Following the close of the election today, the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) is pleased to announce its 2021-2022 Board of Directors. With the combination of experience and diverse perspectives, the board is ideally suited to move the profession forward in post-pandemic times.

Work that works: Equality, diversity and inclusion

  • January 27, 2021

In her latest monthly column for The Lawyer’s Daily, OBA President Charlene Theodore looks at ways we can build workplaces where everyone can thrive. She says people with positions of power in our workplaces need to consider getting equality, diversity and inclusion right as a core part of their job.