OBA 2021 Board of Directors

Hamilton lawyer Jennifer Zdriluk has been named Central South Regional Director for the Ontario Bar Association (OBA). The labour, employment and human rights lawyer at Ross & McBride LLP will begin her term on Sept. 1.

“I am excited to represent the Central South region and work with local lawyers,” said Zdriluk, who was called to the bar in 2003. “We have seen so many new challenges emerge over the past couple of years, and we’ve seen how the OBA has been there with innovative ideas, services and solutions that are moving the profession and the justice system forward in a way that is beneficial to both lawyers and the public.”

The role of regional director is to represent their regions on the OBA Board of Directors.  This includes consulting with local lawyers to gather issues, ideas and concerns regarding the practice of law in the region, regulatory requirements, substantive law, access to justice and other justice sector issues. Input from regional directors helps ensure local lawyers have access to relevant OBA tools, services, government advocacy and other assistance. 

Ottawa lawyer Karen Perron will take over the role of OBA president in September, while Ranjan Agarwal, of Toronto, and Kelly McDermott, of Durham Region, will move into the roles of 1st vice-president and 2nd vice-president, respectively.

For more information, visit www.oba.org

About the Ontario Bar Association
Established in 1907, the OBA is the largest voluntary legal association in Ontario representing over 16,000 lawyers, judges, law professors and law students. The OBA provides continuing professional development and advocates for improvements to the law in the interests of the profession and public.

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