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    Thursday, May 9th, 2019
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    Sheraton Hamilton Hotel - East Ballroom
    (116 King Street West, Hamilton)

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Latest HLA News

FOLA Real Estate Update for Local Real Estate Practitioners

Posted on: Feb 07, 2019

2019 Bencher Election

Real estate lawyers have historically been under-represented in our governing bodies. Convocation makes decisions that directly affects real estate practice. More real estate lawyers need to be elected to the Law Society’s Convocation. Nominations for Bencher close on February 8, 2019 and the election will be in April 2019. Please consider running, or encouraging another real estate lawyer to run. 

The CCLA Real Estate Lawyers Committee has requested the contact information for FOLA’s real estate representatives in order to communicate with other real estate lawyers regarding the upcoming bencher election.  If you do not want your contact information shared with the CCLA Real Estate Lawyers Committee, please let us know by Friday, February 8, 2019.

Condominium Document Sub-Committee

The Working Group on Lawyers and Real Estate established a sub-committee to consider the work undertaken in the purchase of a condominium and drafted standard documents to assist with the purchase of  a condominium.

The draft condo documents are ready for final review and the sub-committee is looking for additional members to complete the final review. Details on the sub-committee and copies of the draft documents are available on the Working Group website. The sub-committee will meet via telephone/video conference and/or email, as necessary.   If you are interested in helping, please contact Merredith MacLennan at merredith.maclennan@stewart.com.  

Review of the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002

The provincial government announced last week that they are undertaking a review of the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002, including the provisions relating to dual agencies and disclosure of competing bids. It has released a consultation paper and has requested written comments by March 15, 2019. It is also encouraging Ontarians to fill out an online survey. See the government’s news release here.

Updated Mortgage Discharge Escalation List

Last week, the Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) updated its list of escalation contacts for mortgage discharges. The updated list has been posted on the Law Society website.

Merredith MacLennan & Eldon Horner
FOLA Real Estate Co-Chairs

Contact

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FOLA News

FOLA Real Estate Update for Local Real Estate Practitioners

Posted on: Feb 07, 2019

2019 Bencher Election

Real estate lawyers have historically been under-represented in our governing bodies. Convocation makes decisions that directly affects real estate practice. More real estate lawyers need to be elected to the Law Society’s Convocation. Nominations for Bencher close on February 8, 2019 and the election will be in April 2019. Please consider running, or encouraging another real estate lawyer to run. 

The CCLA Real Estate Lawyers Committee has requested the contact information for FOLA’s real estate representatives in order to communicate with other real estate lawyers regarding the upcoming bencher election.  If you do not want your contact information shared with the CCLA Real Estate Lawyers Committee, please let us know by Friday, February 8, 2019.

Condominium Document Sub-Committee

The Working Group on Lawyers and Real Estate established a sub-committee to consider the work undertaken in the purchase of a condominium and drafted standard documents to assist with the purchase of  a condominium.

The draft condo documents are ready for final review and the sub-committee is looking for additional members to complete the final review. Details on the sub-committee and copies of the draft documents are available on the Working Group website. The sub-committee will meet via telephone/video conference and/or email, as necessary.   If you are interested in helping, please contact Merredith MacLennan at merredith.maclennan@stewart.com.  

Review of the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002

The provincial government announced last week that they are undertaking a review of the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002, including the provisions relating to dual agencies and disclosure of competing bids. It has released a consultation paper and has requested written comments by March 15, 2019. It is also encouraging Ontarians to fill out an online survey. See the government’s news release here.

Updated Mortgage Discharge Escalation List

Last week, the Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) updated its list of escalation contacts for mortgage discharges. The updated list has been posted on the Law Society website.

Merredith MacLennan & Eldon Horner
FOLA Real Estate Co-Chairs

Contact

View All Job Opportunities

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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