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Family Rules Committee: Amendments to Family Law Rules (O.Reg. 114/99) , Effective November 27, 2023, and January 15, 2024

  • November 29, 2023

Effective November 27, 2023

Changes to Rule 1.1: Electronic Filing and Issuance of Documents and Rule 9: Continuing Record regarding electronic court records.

Change to Rule 20.2: Expert Opinion Evidence, adding a sanction for the late service or filing of expert reports, opinions, or other expert documents. Accompanying changes to subrules 3(5) and 3(6).

Minor changes to Forms 14C, 17A, 17C, 17D, 17E, and 17F.

OBA Names New Innovator in Residence

  • November 08, 2022

Mante Molepo has been named the 2022-23 Ontario Bar Association Innovator in Residence and will lead the association’s new career accelerator for Indigenous and racialized lawyers in emerging areas of law.

Make A Will Month Highlights Need for Properly Drafted Wills

  • November 01, 2022

November is Make a Will Month, and the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) is once again spearheading a campaign to educate the public about the need for a will and how lawyers can help people draft one properly. Throughout the month, volunteers from the OBA will be leading free information sessions for the public in communities across Ontario.

OBA Celebrates Women’s History Month with Members of our First All-Female Officers Team

  • October 20, 2022

This October, as we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Women’s History Month – with the theme “She Did, So Now I Can” – we asked the trailblazers who are making OBA history as members of our Board’s very first all-female officers team about who inspires them today, and how they are leading inclusively and working to advance gender equality in the legal profession.

Ontario Bar Association Honours Legal Superstars at Annual Awards Gala 

  • June 10, 2022

TORONTO – The legal community came together on Thursday evening to celebrate outstanding members of the profession who have made exceptional contributions to the practice of law in Ontario and to the Ontario Bar Association. This was the first OBA Awards Gala in three years, after the popular event was sidelined due to public health measures brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Ontario Lawyers Lead the Way in Eliminating Systemic Racism

  • January 19, 2022

The Ontario Bar Association (OBA), a branch of the Canadian Bar Association and Ontario’s largest most diverse network of lawyers, is moving forward with an ambitious and achievable agenda to tackle inequality in the justice sector and beyond over the next 10 years.