• 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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  • HLA Trip to South Africa 2020

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

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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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  • Looking for a Lawyer in Hamilton?

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

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  • Looking for a legal job in Hamilton?

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    Jobs for Lawyers & Support Staff
    Seeking jobs for Lawyers & Support Staff
    Seeking jobs for Articling & Summer Students
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Latest HLA News

HLA Submission to LSO re. Title Insurance Practices

Posted on: Nov 13, 2018

A response to the Law Society of Ontario and to the Chair of the Advertising and Fee Arrangements Issue Working Group's call for comment was recently forwarded by the Real Estate Subcommittee on behalf of the members of The Hamilton Law Association. The subcommittee addressed the perceived controversy identified by the Working Group on the matter of title insurance practices and to advise how title insurance intersects with the services provided by a lawyer on a real estate transaction, in the hope that it will clarify the realities of these transactions, the role of the lawyer and the basis for compensation and insurance products in modern conveyancing practices. 

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HLA Submission to LSO re. Title Insurance Practices

Posted on: Nov 13, 2018

A response to the Law Society of Ontario and to the Chair of the Advertising and Fee Arrangements Issue Working Group's call for comment was recently forwarded by the Real Estate Subcommittee on behalf of the members of The Hamilton Law Association. The subcommittee addressed the perceived controversy identified by the Working Group on the matter of title insurance practices and to advise how title insurance intersects with the services provided by a lawyer on a real estate transaction, in the hope that it will clarify the realities of these transactions, the role of the lawyer and the basis for compensation and insurance products in modern conveyancing practices. 

HLA SUBMISSION to LSO re. Title Insurance Practices

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Message from the President

Firstly, let me thank the HLA staff for myself and Rob Hooper for making our job as presidents look simple and easy.  They are always there guiding us. Next, my fellow executive officers VP Mark Giavedoni (now of Gowlings) and Kanata Cowan deserve a much overdue thank you.  Lastly, the rest of the trustees have been very supportive of the many endeavors of the HLA by committing copious amounts of time and thoughtfulness to their responsibilities. CONTINUE READING


W Patric Mackesy, President 2018-2019

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.

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