• 18th Annual Advocacy Conference

    Thursday, December 6th 2018
    9:00 a.m. - 4:35 p.m.
    The Hamilton Convention Centre
    (1 Summers Lane, Hamilton)

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  • New Lawyers' Seminar

    Thursday, September 6th 2018
    10:00 a.m. - 4:25 p.m.
    HLA Library & 7th Floor Jurors' Lounge
    John Sopinka Courthouse
    (45 Main Street East, Hamilton)

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  • Corporate Commercial Law Seminar

    Thursday, October 11th 2018
    9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    Sheraton Hamilton Hotel - Centre/East Ballroom
    (116 King Street West, Hamilton)

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  • Real Estate Seminar

    Thursday, November 1 2018
    9:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
    Sheraton Hamilton Hotel - Grand Ballroom
    (116 King Street West, Hamilton)

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  • Employment Law Seminar

    Thursday, November 15th 2018
    2:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
    7th Floor Jurors' Lounge
    John Sopinka Courthouse
    (45 Main Street East, Hamilton)

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Latest HLA News

New President of OTLA

Posted on: May 10, 2017

The Hamilton Law Association is pleased to announce that, as of April 28th 2017, one of our longstanding members, Claire Wilkinson, has been named President of the Ontario Trial Lawyer’s Association. 

Claire Wilkinson, of Martin & Hillyer Associates, specializes in personal injury and insurance litigation. A large percentage of Claire's practice is dedicated to assisting survivors of sexual abuse. Claire also represents persons seriously injured by motor vehicle collisions, product liability, slip and falls, medical malpractice, and other areas of personal injury litigation.

Claire graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1990, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Philosophy. Claire graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Queen's University in 1993, and was called to the bar in 1995. Claire has been practicing law with Martin and Hillyer Associates in Burlington since 1995.

Claire is also a Past President of the Halton County Law Association. She also sits on the board of the Peel Halton Dufferin Acquired Brain Injury Services board (PHADBIS), and is an Ontario Governor for the American Association for Justice. Claire is also a member of the United Way legal committee for Hamilton and Burlington.

Congratulations Claire on your outstanding achievements! 

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FOLA News

New President of OTLA

Posted on: May 10, 2017

The Hamilton Law Association is pleased to announce that, as of April 28th 2017, one of our longstanding members, Claire Wilkinson, has been named President of the Ontario Trial Lawyer’s Association. 

Claire Wilkinson, of Martin & Hillyer Associates, specializes in personal injury and insurance litigation. A large percentage of Claire's practice is dedicated to assisting survivors of sexual abuse. Claire also represents persons seriously injured by motor vehicle collisions, product liability, slip and falls, medical malpractice, and other areas of personal injury litigation.

Claire graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1990, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Philosophy. Claire graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Queen's University in 1993, and was called to the bar in 1995. Claire has been practicing law with Martin and Hillyer Associates in Burlington since 1995.

Claire is also a Past President of the Halton County Law Association. She also sits on the board of the Peel Halton Dufferin Acquired Brain Injury Services board (PHADBIS), and is an Ontario Governor for the American Association for Justice. Claire is also a member of the United Way legal committee for Hamilton and Burlington.

Congratulations Claire on your outstanding achievements! 

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Message from the President

One of the onerous pleasures of the Presidency is the bimonthly report to the members. This one contains a little more of the “I”. Two years ago, pursuant to a survey initiated by the Trustees of the HLA, it was determined that promoting wellness initiatives for members of our profession should become a major objective. We then began to introduce the topic at seminars and brought in some speakers. We ramped it up over the past year by partnering with Momentum Fitness to offer lunch hour indoor walks over the winter months at FirstOntario Centre, and by providing Lunchtime Yoga in the HLA Library....READ.


W Patric Mackesy, President 2018-2019

The Hamilton Law Association

The Association’s affairs are governed by trustees and officers who ensure that Association undertakings are within the mandate and in the best interests of our legal community. The many valued volunteers who are members of the numerous committees within the structure of the HLA strive to represent our membership consistently and effectively. The Anthony Pepe Memorial Law Library, operated within the scope of the HLA, is one of the largest law libraries in Ontario and houses over 30,000 volumes.

The Hamilton Law Association continues to strive to educate and support its membership in the practice of law as well as to advocate for their interests as lawyers...

The staff of the Hamilton Law Association (HLA) Library cannot provide legal advice or research to members of the public directly. The HLA Library is a private library for the use of its members, and members of the Law Society of Upper Canada only. For information on finding legal help in Ontario please try the Bora Laskin Law Library's Guide to Finding Legal Help in Ontario, or to search for a lawyer practising in the Hamilton area try the HLA Find a Lawyer page.

This Web site is not intended to provide legal advice. It is intended to supply general information to our members. The information contained and distributed on this site does not contain any legal opinions and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Hamilton Law Association.

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