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:
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 email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to advertise.
For information on these events and others, please visit our Upcoming Events page.