• 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

Law Society Publishes Recommendations on Contingency Fees

Posted on: Nov 15, 2017

The Law Society today released a report on transforming the way contingency fees are managed in Ontario’s legal professions. The report puts forward several recommendations to protect access to justice for the public, while ensuring protection from unscrupulous practices and unreasonable fees.

Introduced in Ontario over a decade ago, contingency fees provide members of the public with access to justice by allowing clients not to pay legal fees until a settlement or trial results in damages recovery. The lawyer or paralegal usually receives a fee calculated as a percentage of what is recovered.

“The existence of contingency fees is critical in opening the doors to justice for all Ontarians, no matter your financial situation,” says Malcolm Mercer, Chair of the Law Society’s Advertising and Fee Arrangements Issues working group. “The recommendations we are proposing focus on transforming the way contingency fees work, providing equal access to justice for all individuals regardless of their ability to pay, while increasing clarity and visibility, and consumer protection.”

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Law Society Publishes Recommendations on Contingency Fees

Posted on: Nov 15, 2017

The Law Society today released a report on transforming the way contingency fees are managed in Ontario’s legal professions. The report puts forward several recommendations to protect access to justice for the public, while ensuring protection from unscrupulous practices and unreasonable fees.

Introduced in Ontario over a decade ago, contingency fees provide members of the public with access to justice by allowing clients not to pay legal fees until a settlement or trial results in damages recovery. The lawyer or paralegal usually receives a fee calculated as a percentage of what is recovered.

“The existence of contingency fees is critical in opening the doors to justice for all Ontarians, no matter your financial situation,” says Malcolm Mercer, Chair of the Law Society’s Advertising and Fee Arrangements Issues working group. “The recommendations we are proposing focus on transforming the way contingency fees work, providing equal access to justice for all individuals regardless of their ability to pay, while increasing clarity and visibility, and consumer protection.”

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Message from the President

Thank you for my acclamation as the 76th President of The Hamilton Law Association for the year May 31, 2018 to May 30, 2019.  I am writing this editorial/infomercial during and after the FOLA conference.

The FOLA conference in Toronto (a two-day event) highlighted:

Real Estate – the advances in the Teraview system, updates to OREA and closing documents and Teraview tricks (call me for the web addresses), Statement 9185 of the Land Transfer Tax Form; advocacy – Land Speculation Act lawyer obligations and Electronic Funds Transfer...READ MORE.


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.

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