• 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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  • 14th Annual Commercial Litigation Law Seminar

    Wednesday, March 6th 2019
    9:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
    Sheraton Hamilton Hotel - East Ballroom
    (116 King Street West, 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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What's New

Hamilton Law Association Charitable Donations

Jan 25, 2019

In 2018 The Hamilton Law Association made two $500 donations to the Onkwawenna Kentyohkwa Language School. These donations were made on behalf of the 32nd Annual Joint Insurance Seminar and the 18th Annual Conference volunteers. Onkwawenna Kentyohkwa (Our Language Society) is a community-based organization that teaches Kanyen’keha (the “Mohawk” language) to adults on the Six Nations Grand River Territory. The $1000.00 donated contributed to the many important programs and activities run by the Onkwawenna Kentyohkwa staff and students.

For more information on Onkwawenna Kentyohkwa please visit: http://www.onkwawenna.info/

In 2019, The Hamilton Law Association made a $5,000 donation to the Lawyers' Legacy for Children Fund facilitated under the auspices of the Hamilton Community Foundation. The Association is an ongoing supporter of the Fund and it is often the charity of choice by our Board and members.

For more information on the Lawyers' Legacy for Children Fund please visit:
https://www.hamiltoncommunityfoundation.ca/grants/grant/lawyers-legacy-children/ 

2019 Law Society Award Nominations

Jan 02, 2019
Members of all law associations may consider making nominations for the Law Society awards. The Law Society is interested in ensuring that they have a diverse group of nominations from all communities, practice areas, firm sizes, and regions across the province and we welcome your nominations.

The Law Society Medal was established in 1985 as an honour to be awarded by the Law Society to lawyers in recognition of outstanding service and significant contributions to the profession.

The Lincoln Alexander Award is awarded annually in recognition of an Ontario lawyer who has demonstrated long standing interest and commitment to the public and to the pursuit of community service on behalf of residents of Ontario.

The Laura Legge Award was established in 2007 and is to be given annually to a female lawyer of the Law Society who has exemplified leadership within the profession.

In addition to the lawyer awards, the William J. Simpson Distinguished Paralegal Award recognizes a paralegal who has demonstrated outstanding professional achievement that brings credit to the paralegal profession.

The J. Shirley Denison Award is named in honour of former Treasurer Denison and his commitment to helping others. The award is in recognition of significant contributions to access to justice and/or poverty issues. Both paralegal and lawyer licensees are eligible for this award.

Full details on the awards and how to file a nomination are available on the Law Society website at https://lso.ca/about-lso/medals-awards-and-honours/nominations-and-selection-process. The deadline for nominations is January 25, 2019.

Should you have any questions please contact Mary Shena at mshena@lso.ca or 416-947-3946.

2019 Bencher Election

Jan 02, 2019

The 2019 Bencher Election is scheduled to be held on April 30, 2019, and for the first time, lawyer and paralegal bencher elections will run concurrently.

Benchers play a critical role in the governance of the Law Society and the regulation of Ontario's legal professions in the public interest. They serve a four-year term. 

Nomination forms must be received by the Law Society at Osgoode Hall by 5 pm on February 8, 2019.

An information webcast will be held on January 10, 2019. Please book your spot by registering here

For more information about the election, please click here.

Amendment of LSO Articling Procedures for Hamilton To Be Approved as Requested

Dec 17, 2018

The Hamilton Law Association forwarded a request to The Law Society of Ontario earlier this year to amend their articling recruitment procedures, specifically those related to Hamilton. We have received notice that the LSO intends to amend the 2020-2021 articling procedures so that Hamilton is brought into alignment with the dates and times of all other firms in Ontario, outside of Toronto and Ottawa. This means that all Hamilton firms are permitted to make offers of employment to articling candidates on the same day, in this case three weeks earlier than in previous years, as other firms in the province.

Please read communication letter HERE.

In advanced of the articling recruitment calendar, please remember that any articling position available in Hamilton can be advertised on the Association’s website for free, specifically under our Articling in Hamilton tab. To submit an available articling posting, please contact Marica Piedigrossi at mpiedigrossi@hamiltonlaw.on.ca for more information and to advertise.

Upcoming Events

The Hamilton Law Association is pleased to present the following Upcoming Events:

February 21
2019

 

HLA Winter Social


Thursday, February 21st, 2019
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
*NEW LOCATION  33 Bowen (2nd Floor)
33 Bowen Street, Hamilton

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For more information, please contact Rebecca Lane at 905-522-1563

March 06
2019

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The 14th Annual Commercial Litigation Law Seminar

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6th, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Sheraton Hotel Hamilton - East Ballroom
(116 King Street West, Hamilton)

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For more information, please contact Kristjana Frani at 905-522-1563 ext. 233

March 18
2019

1.25 Substantive Hours 

CPD Roundtable "Development of Brownfields"

Monday, March 18th, 2019
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The John Sopinka Courthouse - 7th Floor Juror’s Lounge
(45 Main Street East, Hamilton)

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For more information, please contact Kristen Ball at 905-522-1563

April 04
2019

Sub:  2
Prof:  1

Family Law Seminar

1:00-4:30 pm
Hamilton Convention Centre, Webster A & B
1 Summers Lane, Hamilton

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For more information, please contact Karen Cooper at 905-522-1563 or email kcooper@hamiltonlaw.on.ca

April 09
2019

1.25 Professionalism Hours 

New Lawyers' Roundtable "Cyber Dangers for Lawyers"

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The John Sopinka Courthouse - 7th Floor Juror’s Lounge
(45 Main Street East, Hamilton)

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For more information, please contact Rebecca Lane at 905-522-1563

For information on these events and others, please visit our Upcoming Events page.

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