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OBA Names New Innovator in Residence

  • November 08, 2022

Mante Molepo has been named the 2022-23 Ontario Bar Association Innovator in Residence and will lead the association’s new career accelerator for Indigenous and racialized lawyers in emerging areas of law.

OBA Celebrates Women’s History Month with Members of our First All-Female Officers Team

  • October 20, 2022

This October, as we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Women’s History Month – with the theme “She Did, So Now I Can” – we asked the trailblazers who are making OBA history as members of our Board’s very first all-female officers team about who inspires them today, and how they are leading inclusively and working to advance gender equality in the legal profession.

Call for Nominations

  • October 04, 2022

The Ontario Class Action Bench-Bar Liaison Committee is calling for nominations for up to six members of the bar to join the Committee for a two year term, beginning January 2023.

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.

Ontario Class Action Bench-Bar Liaison Committee
Call For Applicants - 2022

  • November 22, 2021

The Class Action Bench-Bar Liaison Committee (“Committee”) is a organization constituted in 2018, with a view to developing practice initiatives to improve the conduct of class proceedings and to facilitate communication between the class action bench and bar. The membership of the Committee is composed of approximately six Ontario judges and up to 12 members of the bar. The bar membership attempts to achieve a balance of representation of both plaintiff and defence perspectives.

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.