• 34th Annual Joint Insurance Seminar

    Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
    8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
    Hamilton Convention Centre
    (1 Summers Lane, Hamilton)

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  • Estates & Trusts Seminar

    Thursday, February 27th, 2020
    1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
    Sheraton Hamilton Hotel | Grand Ballroom
    (116 King Street West, Hamilton)

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  • Commercial Litigation Seminar

    Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
    9:00 am - 1:45 p.m.
    Sheraton Hamilton Hotel - East Ballroom
    (116 King Street West, Hamilton)

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  • New Lawyers' Seminar Part II

    Thursday, January 30th, 2020
    12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Anthony Pepe Memorial Library, Suite 500
    (45 Main Street East, Hamilton)

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  • HLA Trip to South Africa 2020

    May 14th - May 24th, 2020
    Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Kruger National Park
    with Go Ahead Tours 

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Collections & Library Excellence Subcommittee

YAMASHITA Colleen 2017 

Colleen Yamashita,


Nanayakkara, Eric 

Eric Nanayakkara,


Collections & Library Excellence Subcommittee Mandate

The HLA's Collections and Library Excellence Subcommittee provides guidance to the HLA’s Executive Director, Law Librarian, and library staff with regard to policy and budget decisions concerning the HLA library and its collection, covering the following matters:

1. purchasing and maintaining library resource materials;

2. improvement, expansion, and promotion of library services and resources; and

3. advancing the HLA’s mission “To enable its members to become successful, respected and fulfilled in their profession.”

 2019-2020 Subcommittee Members

Maxine Birdsell, Mackesy ,Smye LLP (905)-525-2341 birdsell@mackesysmye.com
Jordan Diacur, Gowling WLG (905)-523-5666


Gloria Dykstra, Neil Lawson Criminal Defence (905)-526-1112 gloria@neillawson.ca
Lauren GrimaldiScarfone Hawkins LLP (905)-523-1333 lgrimaldi@shlaw.ca
Carolyn Hart, Hart Law (416)-809-4278 carolyn@hartlaw.ca 
Mary Hayhow, Gowling WLG (905)-540-8208 mary.hayhow@gowlingwlg.com 
Gary KuzykScarfone Hawkins LLP (905)-523-1333 gkuzyk@shlaw.ca
Sarah Lawson, Neil Lawson Criminal Defence (905)-526-1112 sarah@neillawson.ca
Eric Nanayakkara, (Vice-Chair) Regency Law Group (905)-383-0500
Colleen Yamashita, (Chair) Scarfone Hawkins LLP
(905)-523-1333 cyamashita@shlaw.ca

To speak to an HLA staff person regarding the Collections & Library Excellence Subcommittee, please contact:
Laura Richmond, Law Librarian
tel: 905-522-1563, email: lrichmond@hamiltonlaw.on.ca

Recent HLA Journal Articles

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Librarian's Report - June 2019 PDF1.70 MB14 Jun, 2019 Download
Librarian's Report - April 2019 PDF1.57 MB25 Apr, 2019 Download
Librarian's Report - February 2019 PDF1.78 MB13 Mar, 2019 Download
Librarian's Report - December 2018 PDF2.02 MB11 Dec, 2018 Download
Librarian's Report - October 2018 PDF1.51 MB19 Oct, 2018 Download
Librarian's Report - June 2018 PDF1.39 MB21 Sep, 2018 Download
Librarian's Report - August 2018 PDF1.34 MB21 Sep, 2018 Download
Librarian's Report - April 2018 PDF1.61 MB04 Apr, 2018 Download
Librarian's Report - February 2018 PDF1.48 MB31 Jan, 2018 Download
Librarian's Report - December 2017 PDF1.93 MB31 Jan, 2018 Download

Resources and Links

Advocat - HLA Library - Catalogue