Family Rules Committee: Amendments to Family Law Rules (O.Reg. 114/99) , Effective November 27, 2023, and January 15, 2024

  • November 29, 2023

Effective November 27, 2023

Changes to Rule 1.1: Electronic Filing and Issuance of Documents and Rule 9: Continuing Record regarding electronic court records.

Change to Rule 20.2: Expert Opinion Evidence, adding a sanction for the late service or filing of expert reports, opinions, or other expert documents. Accompanying changes to subrules 3(5) and 3(6).

Minor changes to Forms 14C, 17A, 17C, 17D, 17E, and 17F.

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.

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. 

New Courses Available on Justice Canada Website

  • June 02, 2022

The course on Inter-jurisdictional support proceedings under the Divorce Act is now available on the Justice Canada website. This free and accredited course on inter-jurisdictional proceedings under the Divorce Act is the last course of a series of six on the Divorce Act amendments available to the public.

Launch of the 2022 National Family Law Survey

  • May 30, 2022

The Department of Justice Canada would like to invite you to participate in the 2022 National Family Law Survey (NFL Survey), which will take approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete. This year the focus is on child support. The NFL Survey launches today and will close on August 31, 2022.