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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.

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) Releases Race-Based Data for Legal Aid Certificates 2019-20

  • October 08, 2020

LAO has released data regarding the racial makeup of clients who use legal aid certificate services. In 2018, LAO began to ask clients to voluntarily indicate their racial identity, and 85% of clients were willing to do so. The LAO compiled the race-based data over the 2019-20 fiscal year in all areas of law, and has now publicized this information.

OBA Announces 2020-2021 Board of Directors

  • June 30, 2020

TORONTO – Following the close of the election today, the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) is pleased to announce its 2020-2021 Board of Directors. With the combination of experience and new perspectives, the board is ideally suited to continue supporting the profession through the current crisis and into the future.