The following articles are published by OBA Sections, including the Student Section. Members are encouraged to submit articles.

Editor: Namrata Bhagia


Welcome Message from the Chair

  • September 22, 2021
  • J. Andrew Sprague

A Welcome Message from Andrew Sprague, the chair of the Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights (CCLHR) Law Section of the OBA. An insightful message which details his passion for the CCLHR, the goals of the CCLHR Executive Team and a detailed account of upcoming events and initiatives in the 2021-2022 season.

Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law, Student Forum

Get Involved: OBA Business Law Section Committees

  • September 21, 2021

Committee participation gives you a chance to play an important role in business law advocacy, education and legislative reform – all while building your profile and growing your network within this dynamic practice area.

Business Law, Student Forum

Message from your SOGIC Chair and Vice-Chair

  • September 20, 2021
  • Julie DeWolf and Gregory Ko

Julie DeWolf and Gregory Ko, SOGIC chair and vice-chair for 2021-2022, respectively, provide an update on the Section’s activities from last year and a preview of what they have in store this year.

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law, Student Forum
Exceptional Women of the Bench and Bar

Exceptional Women of the Bench and Bar

  • September 15, 2021
  • Christine Vanderschoot, principal, Vanderschoot Family Law

The “Exceptional Women of the Bench and Bar” webinar held on September 9, 2021 offered key insights from and networking and mentoring opportunities with leaders of the bench and bar. Christine Vanderschoot highlights some of the advice given to young lawyers, how the career paths of senior lawyers/judges changed over time, and tips for fostering sponsorship or mentoring relationships.

Family Law, Student Forum
Mediating Just Cause Cases

Mediating Just Cause Cases

  • September 15, 2021
  • Stuart Rudner, Rudner Law

In this article, mediator and employment lawyer Stuart Rudner provides advice for how counsel should approach allegations of just cause at mediation.

Labour and Employment Law, Student Forum

Weaponized Access to Justice: Staying Individual Actions Pending Certification of a Class Action

  • September 15, 2021
  • Jasminka Kalajdzic, associate professor | clinic director, Windsor Law | Class Action Clinic

In a recent decision from Saskatchewan, the Court was asked by the representative plaintiffs in a proposed class action arising from the Humboldt Broncos bus crash to stay an individual action brought by family members of those killed in the tragedy. The Court granted the stay pending the April 2022 Certification hearing, effectively turning access to justice on its head. By depriving individual plaintiffs of control over their litigation, access to justice is both delayed and denied.

Class Actions, Student Forum