Law Society Medal Winner 2017

Congratulations to Sally Colquhoun!  She will be awarded the Law Society Medal at a ceremony at Osgoode Hall on May 24th.  The  Law Society of Upper Canada in their news release said Colquhoun is being recognized  “for her leadership and advocacy, having devoted her career to increasing social justice for low income people and First Nation communities in Ontario’s Northwest.”  Sally has spent almost her entire legal career at Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic and credits all of her co-workers as well in winning this award.  “Kinna-aweya” is the Ojibway word meaning “everyone” and this legal clinic which is funded by Legal Aid Ontario, and operates with an all Indigenous Board of Directors, provides services to all low-income individuals in the District of Thunder Bay.


Civil Claims – Online Filing now available!

As of November 27, 2017 the Ontario Courts are now offering online services for the filing of civil claims.  For more information on lawsuits and the court process, please review the “File a civil claim online” posted on the Ontario Government website.


Advocates’ Society – 2018 Courthouse Series

The Courthouse Series continuing education event will take place in the afternoon on February 28, 2018 in Thunder Bay at the courthouse, with a reception to follow.  Register today with the Advocates’ Society!


Annual General Meeting – March 28, 2018

The AGM will take place at the Victoria Inn on March 28th, with elections and the presentation of TBLA Service Awards to deserving members for both community and professional service.  The agenda and all reports will be available on the member’s only pages.


Law Day 2018

Annual Law Day celebrations will take place on April 5th and 6th in Thunder Bay.  Tours of the Courthouse will be offered on the evening of April 5th, and the mock courtroom competition for high school students will take place on April 6th at the courthouse.  For more information please check our Law Day page.


2018 TBLA Fall CLE
The Fall CLE is scheduled for October 18th & 19th at the Victoria Inn. Planning for this educational event will begin in January.  For more information on this upcoming event and previous CLE events please check our TBLA Fall CLE page.

Professional Links

The Canadian Bar Association

Ontario Bar Association