• 5th Annual Advocacy Skills Workshop

    February 1st, 2018
    12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    7th Floor Jurors' Lounge
    John Sopinka Courthouse
    (45 Main Street East, Hamilton)

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  • 16th Annual Estates & Trusts Seminar

    February 8th, 2018
    1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Sheraton Hamilton Hotel - Grand Ballroom
    (116 King Street West, Hamilton) 

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  • 13th Annual Commercial Litigation Seminar

    February 21st, 2018
    9:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
    Sheraton Hamilton Hotel - East Ballroom
    (116 King Street West, Hamilton)

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Latest HLA News

Province-wide launch of the civil claims online filing service

Posted on: Nov 24, 2017

Civil claims online filing (http://ontario.ca/civilclaims) will be available across Ontario as of November 27, 2017, following a successful pilot of the service earlier this year for actions in the Superior Court of Justice in Brampton, London, Newmarket, Ottawa, Sudbury and Toronto.  Users of the service have expressed a high level of satisfaction with the service, describing the service as “fast,” “useful,” and of “high quality/reliable” and indicating that they would recommend the service.  

The civil claims service enables you to start a civil action online in the Superior Court of Justice — 24/7 — without visiting a courthouse.

With this service, users can submit the following documents for filing with the Superior Court of Justice online:

  • Statement of Claim
  • Notice of Action
  • Affidavit of Litigation Guardian of a Plaintiff under a Disability
  • Request for Bilingual Proceedings
  • Consent to File Documents in French.

The service allows lawyers to file a claim online easily. Lawyers don’t have to fill out the same identifying information every time they submit a claim for filing. The service also allows:

  • ·online payment of court fees by credit card or Interac;
  • delivery of a court-issued Statement of Claim or Notice of Action by email;
  • draft submissions to be saved and submitted at a later time; and
  • ·online transactions to be tracked (online access to a history of a user’s submissions, draft submissions and online fee payments).

VIEW GUIDE HERE

Learn More

For more information, please visit ontario.ca/civilclaims. Attached is a poster listing the simplicity and benefits of the service, and a guide on how to set up a Justice Services Online account, which is required to access the civil claims online filling service. Please share this link, the poster and the guide with members of your organization.

The intention is to deliver a service that is responsive to the needs of the public and the legal community. We hope that you will find the civil claims online filing service to be an effective tool for your legal practice and for the members of your legal organization.

If you have any questions or would like to provide feedback about the service, please contact Vaia Pappas, A/Director of the Operational Support Branch at vaia.pappas@ontario.ca.

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FOLA News

Province-wide launch of the civil claims online filing service

Posted on: Nov 24, 2017

Civil claims online filing (http://ontario.ca/civilclaims) will be available across Ontario as of November 27, 2017, following a successful pilot of the service earlier this year for actions in the Superior Court of Justice in Brampton, London, Newmarket, Ottawa, Sudbury and Toronto.  Users of the service have expressed a high level of satisfaction with the service, describing the service as “fast,” “useful,” and of “high quality/reliable” and indicating that they would recommend the service.  

The civil claims service enables you to start a civil action online in the Superior Court of Justice — 24/7 — without visiting a courthouse.

With this service, users can submit the following documents for filing with the Superior Court of Justice online:

  • Statement of Claim
  • Notice of Action
  • Affidavit of Litigation Guardian of a Plaintiff under a Disability
  • Request for Bilingual Proceedings
  • Consent to File Documents in French.

The service allows lawyers to file a claim online easily. Lawyers don’t have to fill out the same identifying information every time they submit a claim for filing. The service also allows:

  • ·online payment of court fees by credit card or Interac;
  • delivery of a court-issued Statement of Claim or Notice of Action by email;
  • draft submissions to be saved and submitted at a later time; and
  • ·online transactions to be tracked (online access to a history of a user’s submissions, draft submissions and online fee payments).

VIEW GUIDE HERE

Learn More

For more information, please visit ontario.ca/civilclaims. Attached is a poster listing the simplicity and benefits of the service, and a guide on how to set up a Justice Services Online account, which is required to access the civil claims online filling service. Please share this link, the poster and the guide with members of your organization.

The intention is to deliver a service that is responsive to the needs of the public and the legal community. We hope that you will find the civil claims online filing service to be an effective tool for your legal practice and for the members of your legal organization.

If you have any questions or would like to provide feedback about the service, please contact Vaia Pappas, A/Director of the Operational Support Branch at vaia.pappas@ontario.ca.

Contact

View All Job Opportunities

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Message from the President

One of the priority items to come out of the HLA Members Survey was that the membership wants us to work to improve the public image of lawyers. Indeed, if you search for lawyer quotes, you will have no trouble finding negative characterizations:

• “The trouble with the law is lawyers” (Clarence Darrow)

• “It is better to become a mouse in a cat’s mouth than a man in a lawyer’s hands” (Unknown, Spanish Proverb)

• “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers” (Henry VI, Part II, Act IV, William Shakespeare)

I decided to survey the Trustees with respect to their involvement in the community. The result was heartwarming. It produced the following list of organizations to which 10 members of the Board of Trustees have given their time in the last few years.....READ MORE


Robert Hooper, President 2017-2018

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.

Please send comments and suggestions to our Webmaster:

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Marica Piedigrossi, Executive Assistant & Social Media Coordinator

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