Giving More Ontarians Access to Affordable Legal Services

  • October 30, 2014

Following our successful advocacy on the issue, the Attorney General was joined by the OBA today as she announced that the first Legal Aid income-eligibility threshold increase since 1996 will take effect on November 1st. The initial threshold increase will be 6% and will be followed by two additional 6% increases by April 2016.

Lawyers Improving Access to Justice with Technology

  • October 29, 2014

Cornwall lawyer, Michele R.J. Allinotte was front and centre at the Ontario Bar Association's TECHxpo 2.0. along with co-chair Chris Jaglowitz. Read the full story as featured in the Cornwall Standard Freeholder.

OBA Launches New Child and Youth Law Section

  • September 30, 2014

TORONTO – The Ontario Bar Association has created a new practice section that will focus its education and advocacy efforts on improving the experience of children and youth in the justice system.

Attorney General’s Mandate released

  • September 25, 2014

This afternoon, the government released the mandate letters that the Premier sends to each minister outlining her expectations of that Minister during the mandate.

Notice to the Profession Dispute Resolution Officer Panel

  • September 18, 2014

The Dispute Resolution Officer (DRO) project operates in Barrie, Brampton, Durham, Hamilton, Milton, Newmarket and Toronto. The DRO project provides family litigants with an early evaluation of their case by a neutral third party for purposes of facilitating settlement and narrowing the issues in dispute. In locations where the DRO program is offered, the initial conference on a Motion to Change is before a DRO rather than a judge.

OBA President profiled in Toronto Star

  • September 02, 2014

Orlando da Silva knows what it's like to be in a "dark place” from which he almost didn’t return. Before starting his presidency of the lawyers’ association, he decided to share his story.