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Summary of Changes Proposed by Bill C-78

  • June 04, 2018

Bill C-78, introduced in the House of Commons on May 22, 2018, proposes significant changes to the federal Divorce Act, the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Act and the Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act.

“mOBAlize the vote” 2018

  • May 14, 2018

In the lead-up to the 2018 Ontario Election, the OBA has created “mOBAlize the vote,” a members-only area of its website, designed to connect OBA members with key features of the 2018 Ontario Election.

March is OBA Month at PBO

  • March 05, 2018

OBA Members are lawyers who know the value of volunteerism. As the largest voluntary legal organization in the province, OBA members make significant contributions to the profession every day, and this month, they are volunteering to help thousands of Ontarians get free legal advice for their civil legal needs.

Elizabeth Hall named new OBA Executive Director

  • February 01, 2018

After an extensive search process, The Ontario Bar Association (OBA) is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Hall is returning to the OBA, taking over the executive director position held by Steve Pengelly who announced his retirement in the fall of 2017 after more than a decade in service to the Association.

Law Society proposes specialized paralegal licenses for family law services

  • November 30, 2017

Late this afternoon, the Law Society released a report of its Access to Justice Committee, which makes recommendations for the development of specialized paralegal licenses to provide family law services. The Committee seeks approval of these and other recommendations at the Law Society Convocation tomorrow morning (December 1, 2017 at 9 am).