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    Learn about all of our upcoming events and CPD programs through our Education and Events page. 

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  • 34th Annual Joint Insurance Seminar

    Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Live Streamed

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  • Corporate Commercial Law Seminar

    Thursday, October 8th, 2020
    9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    Available Live Streamed

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  • Family Law Seminar

    Thursday, October 29th, 2020
    1:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
    Available Remotely

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  • Emerging Issues in Real Estate Seminar

    Wednesday, November 4th, 2020
    9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Live Zoom Webinar

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  • Employment Law Seminar

    Thursday, November 12th, 2020
    2:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
    Live Zoom Webinar

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  • Hamilton Law Association Operations re. COVID-19 and Related Notices to the Profession

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Women's Suffrage in Canada, 1918

100th Anniversary Womens Suffrage Flyer

Women's Suffrage Related Documents 

University of Waterloo, Special Collections & Archives

Scrapbook Cover

This scrapbook features photographs, newspaper clippings, and other items related to the women's suffrage movement. It also includes several newsletters of the Women's Social and Political Union, which was founded by Emmeline Pankhurst.

“100 Years of Women’s Suffrage: Canada’s Cautious Commemoration.”


Written and Presented by Karen Bird, Chair of the Department of Political Science | Professor | McMaster University

*this paper has been reproduced with the author's permission*

First Five Female Lawyers in Ontario

The Hamilton Law Association’s History Committee is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of knowledge of the lives and accomplishments of its notable members, both past and present. The accomplishments of women lawyers in the Hamilton bar are both numerous and noteworthy, but have you ever wondered who was the first woman lawyer called to the bar in Ontario or Canada? Or who was the first woman member of the Hamilton Law Association? Thanks to the work of historians and archivists at the Law Society of Ontario1 and The Hamilton Law Association’s good friend Mr. John Ayre, former Assistant Deputy Attorney-General of Ontario, we have some insight into these questions. As is true for many notable women at the turn of the 20th-century, detailed biographies of these legal pioneers are hard to come by. CONTINUE READING

Persons Case

The Persons Case (officially Edwards v. A.G. of Canada) was a constitutional ruling that established the right of women to be appointed to the Senate.