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Continuing Professional Development Committee


Andrew Keesmaat

GROSSO Mary 2019 

Mary Grosso

The Continuing Professional Development Committee consists of a Chair and Vice-Chair appointed by the President and six to seven members, six of whom should practice primarily in the respective areas of Real Estate, Wills and Trusts, Corporate Law, Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Family Law, and at least one of whom shall have practised not more than five years.


  1. To develop Continuing Professional Development programmes, conferences and events for the Association;
  2. To assess and interpret the needs and expectations of Association members regarding Continuing Professional Development;
  3. To assess, revise, add and/or delete, as necessary, existing Continuing Professional Development programmes; 
  4. To manage, develop and coordinate Continuing Professional Development activities with other groups offering same such as the Law Society of Upper Canada, and the Canadian Bar Association.

 2019- 2020 Committee Members

Shayna Beeksma, Beeksma Law 905-522-1234
Sharon Crowe, Hamilton Community Legal Clinic 905-527-4572
Alex Del Bel Belluz, Gowling WLG 905-523-5666
Jeffrey Goit, Agro Zaffiro LLP 905-527-6877
Mary Grosso, (Vice-Chair) Grosso Hooper Law 905-522-8002
Wesley Jamieson, Ross & McBride LLP  905-572-5806
Matthew Johnstone, Sullivan, Festeryga LLP 905-528-7963
Andrew Keesmaat, (Chair) Agro Zaffiro LLP 905-527-6877 
Stephen Sloan, Flaherty, Sloan, Hatfield 905-522-9994
Freda Vanopoulos, Virk Personal Injury Law 905-521-8888
Jennifer Vrancic, Scarfone Hawkins LLP 905-523-1333
Barry Yellin, Ross & McBride LLP 905-572-5823


To speak to an HLA staff person regarding the Continuing Professional Development Committee, please contact: Kristjana Frani, Event Coordinator  tel: 905-522-1563, email: kfrani@hamiltonlaw.on.ca

LSUC CPD Requirement

The HLA Continuing Professional Development Committee has provided the following information sheet to assist you in navigating the new CPD requirements introduced by the Law Society of Upper Canada on January 1st, 2011, and amended May 30th, 2013 and October 1st, 2014.

Download  HLA CPD Information Sheet

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