• 33rd Annual Joint Insurance Seminar

    Tuesday, April 30th, 2018
    8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
    The Hamilton Convention Centre
    (1 Summers Lane, Hamilton)

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  • 2019 Family Law Seminar

    Thursday, April 4th, 2019
    1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    The Hamilton Convention Centre - Webster A & B
    (1 Summers Lane, Hamilton)

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  • 2019 Annual Dinner

    Thursday, April 18th, 2019
    Cocktails @ 5:30 p.m.; Dinner @ 6:30 p.m.
    The Art Gallery of Hamilton
    (123 King Street West, Hamilton)

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  • EDI Professionalism Session

    Thursday, May 9th, 2019
    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Sheraton Hamilton Hotel - East Ballroom
    (116 King Street West, Hamilton)

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Continuing Professional Development Committee


Andrew Confente


Andrew Keesmaat

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.

 2018- 2019 Committee Members

Shayna Beeksma, Beeksma Law 905-522-1234 shayna@beeksmalaw.ca
Ian Brisbin, Mackesy Smye LLP 905-525-2341 brisbin@mackesysmye.com
Andrew ConfenteConfente, Garcea 905-529-9999 aconfente@confentegarcea.com
Alex Del Bel Belluz, Gowling WLG 905-523-5666 alex.delbelbelluz@gowlingwlg.com
Jeffrey Goit, Agro Zaffiro LLP 905-527-6877 jgoit@agrozaffiro.com
Wesley Jamieson, Ross & McBride LLP  905-572-5806 wjamieson@rossmcbride.com  
Matthew Johnstone, Sullivan, Festeryga LLP 905-528-7963 mjohnstone@sfllp.ca
Andrew Keesmaat, Agro Zaffiro LLP 905-527-6877  akeesmaat@agrozaffiro.com
Stephen Sloan, Flaherty, Sloan, Hatfield 905-522-9994 sloan@flashlaw.ca
Michael Stanton, Scarfone Hawkins LLP 905-523-1333 mstanton@shlaw.ca
Freda Vanopoulos, Virk Personal Injury Law 905-521-8888 Freda@virklawyers.com 
Barry Yellin, Ross & McBride LLP 905-572-5823 byellin@rossmcbride.com


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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