• Looking for a Lawyer in Hamilton?

    Search our Membership Directory by:
    First & Last Name
    Area of Law
    LSUC Certified Specialist
    Language other than English

    Read more

  • Looking for a legal job in Hamilton?

    Search our Careers Page for:
    Jobs for Lawyers & Support Staff
    Seeking jobs for Lawyers & Support Staff
    Seeking jobs for Articling & Summer Students
    Seeking Volunteer Positions

    Read more

  • HLA Trip to South Africa 2020

    May 14th - May 24th, 2020
    Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Kruger National Park
    with Go Ahead Tours 

    Read more

Upcoming Events
Latest HLA News

FOLA Submission to LSO re. Dialogue on Licensing

Posted on: Nov 13, 2018

In 2017, The Law Society of Ontario embarked on a province-wide discussion to inform the development of an appropriate, sustainable licensing system for lawyers.

Convocation decided to undertake a comprehensive analysis of the lawyer licensing process following its review, in 2016, of the Pathways Pilot Project, including the Law Practice Program and enhancements to the Articling Program.

This consultation process and review of the lawyer licensing process will take place over many months and perhaps years and the Bar will have much opportunity to provide their input. For its first submission to this process, FOLA chose to provide a higher-level statement of "principles" as a basis for future discussion and dialogue. We stated in our submission (found below) that: 

FOLA maintains its position that all efforts should be made to remove any barriers that might prevent or disadvantage certain segments of the population, but these efforts to remove barriers cannot diminish the high standards demanded of access to the profession.  Standards of competence and integrity must remain the impetus behind the design and implementation of the Licensing System, as it is only well educated, well trained and well-prepared lawyers that serve the interest of the public.

FOLA SUBMISSION to LSO - Dialogue on Licensing

Contact

View All Job Opportunities
FOLA News

FOLA Submission to LSO re. Dialogue on Licensing

Posted on: Nov 13, 2018

In 2017, The Law Society of Ontario embarked on a province-wide discussion to inform the development of an appropriate, sustainable licensing system for lawyers.

Convocation decided to undertake a comprehensive analysis of the lawyer licensing process following its review, in 2016, of the Pathways Pilot Project, including the Law Practice Program and enhancements to the Articling Program.

This consultation process and review of the lawyer licensing process will take place over many months and perhaps years and the Bar will have much opportunity to provide their input. For its first submission to this process, FOLA chose to provide a higher-level statement of "principles" as a basis for future discussion and dialogue. We stated in our submission (found below) that: 

FOLA maintains its position that all efforts should be made to remove any barriers that might prevent or disadvantage certain segments of the population, but these efforts to remove barriers cannot diminish the high standards demanded of access to the profession.  Standards of competence and integrity must remain the impetus behind the design and implementation of the Licensing System, as it is only well educated, well trained and well-prepared lawyers that serve the interest of the public.

FOLA SUBMISSION to LSO - Dialogue on Licensing

Contact

View All Job Opportunities
Legal Aid Ontario News

FOLA Submission to LSO re. Dialogue on Licensing

Nov 13, 2018

In 2017, The Law Society of Ontario embarked on a province-wide discussion to inform the development of an appropriate, sustainable licensing system for lawyers.

Convocation decided to undertake a comprehensive analysis of the lawyer licensing process following its review, in 2016, of the Pathways Pilot Project, including the Law Practice Program and enhancements to the Articling Program.

This consultation process and review of the lawyer licensing process will take place over many months and perhaps years and the Bar will have much opportunity to provide their input. For its first submission to this process, FOLA chose to provide a higher-level statement of "principles" as a basis for future discussion and dialogue. We stated in our submission (found below) that: 

FOLA maintains its position that all efforts should be made to remove any barriers that might prevent or disadvantage certain segments of the population, but these efforts to remove barriers cannot diminish the high standards demanded of access to the profession.  Standards of competence and integrity must remain the impetus behind the design and implementation of the Licensing System, as it is only well educated, well trained and well-prepared lawyers that serve the interest of the public.

FOLA SUBMISSION to LSO - Dialogue on Licensing

Message from the President

I am extremely pleased and excited to be the Hamilton Law Association’s 77th President. Having spent 13 years prior in various roles and positions volunteering with the HLA, it is truly rewarding and fulfilling to now lead the organization for the coming term.

As a solicitor, I acknowledge that some of the membership may not have had a chance to meet me, so please allow me to spend a brief part of this opening article to introduce myself, in the hope that it may set us off on the right path to knowing each other a little better. CONTINUE READING


Mark Giavedoni, President 2019-2020

The Hamilton Law Association

The Association’s affairs are governed by trustees and officers who ensure that Association undertakings are within the mandate and in the best interests of our legal community. The many valued volunteers who are members of the numerous committees within the structure of the HLA strive to represent our membership consistently and effectively. The Anthony Pepe Memorial Law Library, operated within the scope of the HLA, is one of the largest law libraries in Ontario and houses over 30,000 volumes.

The Hamilton Law Association continues to strive to educate and support its membership in the practice of law as well as to advocate for their interests as lawyers...

The staff of the Hamilton Law Association (HLA) Library cannot provide legal advice or research to members of the public directly. The HLA Library is a private library for the use of its members, and members of the Law Society of Upper Canada only. For information on finding legal help in Ontario please try the Bora Laskin Law Library's Guide to Finding Legal Help in Ontario, or to search for a lawyer practising in the Hamilton area try the HLA Find a Lawyer page.

This Web site is not intended to provide legal advice. It is intended to supply general information to our members. The information contained and distributed on this site does not contain any legal opinions and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Hamilton Law Association.

REVISED Jan 2019-RehabFirst.HLA.WebAd4b (002)

Advertise Here
*SAVE 17% for a One-Year Commitment!*

Are you looking for a new place to advertise your business? 
Why not advertise on the new and improved HLA Website?
DOWNLOAD the 2019 Online Advertising Information Package
Please contact Marica Piedigrossi at 
for more information.