Important family law advocacy update

  • 16 février 2016

Today the Ministry of the Attorney General and the Law Society of Upper Canada announced the appointment of the Honourable Justice Annemarie Bonkalo to lead a review to consider whether a broader range of legal service providers, such as paralegals, law clerks and students, should be allowed to handle certain family law matters.

OBA Office Closure: February 15, 2016

  • 11 février 2016

Please note that the OBA office will be closed on Monday, February 15th in recognition of Family Day in Ontario. We look forward to serving our members throughout the rest of the month.


  • 27 janvier 2016

The Ontario Bar Association (OBA) hosts Canada’s largest annual legal gathering from February 2-6, 2016. Now in its 41st year, OBA’s Institute 2016 is the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event for Ontario lawyers in every practice area with more than 30 programs and networking events.

Passing of Martha Mackinnon

Passing of Martha Mackinnon

  • 19 janvier 2016

It is with sadness that we note the passing of Ontario Bar Association member Martha Mackinnon on January 8, 2016 after a long battle with Cancer.

Nominations Open For 2016 OBA Awards

  • 14 janvier 2016

Who among your colleagues has been an outstanding volunteer with the Ontario Bar Association or has made significant contributions to the practice of law throughout their career? Please share the names of such individuals with us as nominees for OBA Awards.

Bringing Legal Expertise to Law Reform: Lawyers and the Law Commission of Ontario

  • 03 décembre 2015

It is with mixed emotions for the OBA and the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) as we bid farewell to their outgoing Executive Director Patricia Hughes and welcome her successor Nye Thomas. Ms. Hughes has penned a very complimentary letter to the OBA, identifying how the input of lawyers has been key to ensuring that their perspectives and knowledge are incorporated into LCO projects.