Parent and Caregiver Network

CPD Programming

Financial Planning Essentials for Lawyers

Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (ET)

Even the most diligent lawyers often neglect their finances due to lack of time and competing priorities. Financial planning essentials for Lawyers helps by providing a clear overview of the key financial considerations to address at different stages in your legal career, whether it's growing your wealth, protecting your family, planning for your retirement or looking after your parents. This presentation will help you gain more clarity and confidence regarding your finances. It will be presented by Elke Rubach, a former lawyer and the founder of Rubach Wealth, a Toronto-based firm that works with lawyers to create holistic financial plans.


Taking Stock of Youth Mental Health - Supports & Resources

Social isolation, peer-group stressors and social pressures in our current climate are particularly acute for young children and teenagers alike. This past year has brought forth so much instability and change, that even the most resilient individuals are finding it difficult to adapt. If you are a parent struggling with helping your children in these stressful times, you are not alone. Join expert Psychotherapist, Janna Comrie, for an engaging session focused on mental health and wellness in children, teenagers and young adults. How has today’s environment changed the world of mental health? How can you best support your children through their unique challenges? This program will feature practical strategies and point you to helpful (often overlooked) community resources. Please bring all of your questions for the interactive Q&A portion of the session.


Managing Parenting Stress during COVID-19…and Beyond

From wellness offerings to child care services to creating opportunities to build our community, the OBA is committed to serving the whole lawyer from their desk to their doorstep. The current global crisis continues to create new challenges and stressors for children, teenagers, and parents alike with social distancing guidelines, new school procedures (whether online or in-person), and changes within family systems and routines. During this session of the OBA’s Mindful Lawyer CPD Series, Dr. Catherine Cappadocia will identify some of the most salient stressors that children, teenagers, and parents are experiencing in today’s climate, and provide participants with best practices for both supporting our children and taking care of ourselves as parents. The program will feature practical, evidence-based strategies for navigating today’s difficult circumstances, and managing the stressors that most often impact our families.

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Elder Care Support:  Key Strategies for the Lawyer Caregiver

Join Consulting Occupational Therapist, Nira Rittenberg (, for a discussion on working through daily challenges related to elder care. Nira will provide us with key supports and strategies to tackle the sensitive and difficult issues that arise when caring for an elderly person and which have become even more difficult in the last few months.

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Managing Remote Work From Home: Key Strategies and Supports for the Lawyer Parent 

We are all doing the best we can in an unprecedented situation, but sometimes small adjustments can make the biggest difference in the world. Join lawyer, and professional coach, Deborah Mecklinger, while she helps us work through some of our daily challenges and provides key supports and strategies so we can all manage a successful home front. This session will be interactive, so please bring your questions and any challenges you are currently facing.

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:  A Solo and Small Firm Perspective on Parenting While Lawyering

The way in which women are practicing law is changing. Women who previously left the practice of law altogether to raise young children are increasingly forging their own path, their own way. This new path is not without its challenges. Join us for candid discussions with solo and small firm practitioners in the midst of their own revolutions.

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Life and Law Series:  Women Lawyers Sharing Success Strategies

Join us for the second annual Life and Law SeriesWomen Lawyers: Sharing Success Strategies where women lawyers share their powerful stories of courage, frustration and triumphs, and chronicle their individual choices often made against considerable odds to create full and engaging professional lives.  

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Fathers in Law:  Equality in Action

More men than ever play an active role in child care and they face struggles with balancing home and work. What can men do to support equality in the legal boardroom and the courtroom? Hear practical strategies on what can be done to help both men and women fully participate in their families while using their full talents on the job. Our panelists will address the role that paternity leave takes in the modern office, how we value caregiving, and how modern men define success. Join us for a practical discussion about what can men do to further equality for women, men, mothers, and fathers in law.

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For additional programming related to wellness and managing your work-life balance, please also check out the OBA’s Mindful Lawyer CPD Series at  and