The partners, lawyers and staff of Harrison Pensa congratulate Mana Khami on her election as the Vice-Chair of the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) executive section. “Mana continues to play a leadership role in our firm, in her community, and in our profession. We congratulate her on her election to the OBA ADR executive and look forward to seeing her help shape the future of dispute resolution in Ontario,” says Adam Jean, the firm’s Chief Operating Officer.

The ADR executive advocates for innovation in dispute resolution in the province. The 2019/2020 ADR executive advanced several significant initiatives on behalf of the OBA. “We have put on high quality, well-received programming; we have forged stronger ties with other OBA sections; we have advanced a herculean advocacy initiative to expand Mandatory Mediation across the province, and we have provided timely and thoughtful responses and calls to action about how COVID-19 closures will affect the practice of ADR in Ontario,” said Chair Megan Keenberg.

Mana is eager to face the challenges and opportunities with the team during the upcoming term, “I look forward to working with our team, and with Mitchell Rose, our incoming Chair. I am also grateful for all the work our Board accomplished last year, and all the hard work our Chair, Megan Keenberg put into everything she did. Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote. Your support means a lot to me, and I very much appreciate it.”

About the Ontario Bar Association

The OBA, a branch of the CBA (Canadian Bar Association), represents close to 16,000 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. 

An essential ally and advocate for members of the legal profession, the OBA promotes fair justice systems, facilitates effective law reform, upholds equality in the legal profession and is devoted to eliminating discrimination.