Why OABP?

Our "PEER Mandate" improves access to justice and combats systemic racism within the justice system by:​

  • Providing mentorship opportunities for Black paralegals to help build capacity within the Black legal community and promote career equality and advancement

  • Equipping Black paralegals with the tools to navigate systemic injustice in the workplace

  • Eliminating the economic barriers which inhibit racialized Ontarians' ability to pursue civil matters related to racism, discrimination, diversity and inclusion. 

  • Recognizing, denouncing and combating systemic inequality in the justice system while equipping all legal professionals with the tools to do the same.