• Welcome to The Hamilton Law Association

    Learn about all of our upcoming events and CPD programs through our Education and Events page. 

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  • 34th Annual Joint Insurance Seminar

    Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Live Streamed

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  • Corporate Commercial Law Seminar

    Thursday, October 8th, 2020
    9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    Available Live Streamed

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  • Family Law Seminar

    Thursday, October 29th, 2020
    1:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
    Available Remotely

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  • Emerging Issues in Real Estate Seminar

    Wednesday, November 4th, 2020
    9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Live Zoom Webinar

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  • Employment Law Seminar

    Thursday, November 12th, 2020
    2:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
    Live Zoom Webinar

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  • Hamilton Law Association Operations re. COVID-19 and Related Notices to the Profession

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Notification of Judicial Vacancies

The Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee is now offering automatic vacancy notification via email.  Anyone wishing to receive vacancy notification directly in their in-box could register for this service by visiting 

http://www.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/jaac/judicial-vacancy/.

NEW ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS – As of August 12, 2020, the Application Form submission instructions have changed, as indicated in the advertisement.  As well, all candidates are now required to submit the current Judicial Candidate Information Form each time they apply for a judicial vacancy.  Applying by short letter within 12 months of submitting the application form is no longer accepted.

JUDICIAL VACANCY ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE BELLEVILLE

The Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee advises the Attorney General of Ontario on the appointment of Judges to the Ontario Court of Justice, and invites applications for a judicial position in Belleville.

This appointment involves presiding over criminal law matters and also involves travel within the regional boundaries and elsewhere in the province of Ontario, as assigned by the Regional Senior Justice and/or the Chief Justice.

The minimum requirement to apply to be a Judge in the Ontario Court of Justice is ten years completed membership as a barrister and solicitor at the Bar of one of the Provinces or Territories of Canada.

All candidates must apply by submitting an electronic copy of the current (July 2017) completed Judicial Candidate Information Form.  Acknowledgement and other communication will be sent by email.  Please ensure that a suitable email address is provided on your application.

If you wish to apply and need a current Judicial Candidate Information Form, or if you would like further information, please contact:

Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee

Tel:  (416) 326-4060   Fax:  (416) 212-7316

Website:  www.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/jaac/

NEW ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS:  All applications must be sent by email, as a PDF attachment, to JAAC.Application@ontario.ca.  Please refer to the submission instructions.  In the email subject line, please indicate the LOCATION of the judicial vacancy.

Applications must be on the current prescribed form and must be TYPEWRITTEN or COMPUTER GENERATED and RECEIVED BY 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, September 2, 2020.  Applications received after this date WILL NOT be considered.

The Judiciary of the Ontario Court of Justice should reflect the diversity of the population it serves.  Applications from members of equality-seeking groups are encouraged.