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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.

Toronto Region Video Bail Pilot Expands to 1911 Eglinton as of June 7

  • June 09, 2021

Effective Monday, June 7, 2021, the Toronto Region Video Bail Pilot has been expanded to 43 division supporting 1911 Eglinton. 43 division will now be the central lockup for 41, 42 and 43 divisions (previously 41 division). Video bails will take place using the Zoom platform. Pre and post court consultations/interviews with in-custody accused will take place using the JVN webRTC platform.

Toronto Region Video Bail Pilot Expanding to College Park on April 26

  • April 20, 2021

Effective Monday, April 26, 2021, the Toronto Region Video Bail Pilot will be expanding to 51 division supporting College Park. Video bails will take place using the Zoom platform. Pre and post court consultations/interviews with in-custody accused will take place using the JVN webRTC platform. Connection details can be found by clicking on the following links: Zoom  and JVN webRTC.

Toronto Region Video Bail Pilot Expansion

  • March 15, 2021

The Toronto Police Service and the Ministry of the Attorney General have announced that they will be expanding video bails to 51 division supporting College Park and 43 division supporting 1911 Eglinton. The expansion is expected to occur in mid/late April at 51 division, followed by 43 division. More information will become available in the upcoming weeks.

Toronto Region Bail Hearings to be held by Zoom for 23 division and 14 division

  • March 15, 2021

Effective Tuesday, March 16, 2021, bail hearings from 23 division supporting 2201 Finch and 14 division supporting Old City Hall will take place by Zoom.  While video bails from these divisions will take place by Zoom, pre and post court consultations/interviews with in-custody accused at 23 and 14 divisions will continue to be held by JVN webRTC.  Zoom connection details are available for 2201 Finch (courtroom 206) and Old City Hall (courtrooms 111 and 114). 

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.

OBA President Launches Podcast

  • December 02, 2020

Work That Works Sets Out to Transform Legal Workplaces  Ontario Bar Association President Charlene Theodore is throwing open the doors and taking a close look at workplaces through her new podcast – Work That Works.

Website Maintenance This Weekend

  • November 16, 2020

Please note that our website will be offline from 8 am to noon on Saturday, November 21 for planned maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.