The Law Society of Ontario governs Ontario’s lawyers and paralegals in the public interest by ensuring that the people of Ontario are served by lawyers and paralegals who meet high standards of learning, competence and professional conduct. Learn more
The Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL) serves as an informed national voice on refugee law and the human rights of refugees and forced migrants, and promotes just and consistent practices in the treatment of refugees in Canada. Learn more
The Canadian Bar Association represents some 36,000 lawyers, judges, notaries, law teachers, and law students from across Canada. They are an essential ally and advocate for members. They promote fair justice systems, facilitate effective law reform, uphold equality in the legal profession, and are devoted to eliminating discrimination. They are also the premier provider of quality legal training and information. Learn more.
The Ontario Bar Association (OBA), a branch of the CBA, represents 17,000 lawyers, judges, notaries, law teachers and law students from across the province. Approximately two-thirds of all practicing lawyers in Canada belong to the CBA. Learn More.
The International Bar Association (IBA) – the global voice of the legal profession – is the foremost organization for international legal practitioners, bar associations, and law societies. Established in 1947, shortly after the creation of the United Nations, it was born out of the conviction that an organization made up of the world’s bar associations could contribute to global stability and peace through the administration of justice. Learn more.
The Refugee Lawyers Association of Ontario, known as the RLA, is an association of approximately 300 lawyers advocating on behalf of refugees in Canada. Learn more.