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Latest HLA News

Dispute Resolution Officer Program Empanelment

Posted on: Sep 05, 2019

The Dispute Resolution Officer (DRO) program operates in the Superior Court of Justice in Barrie, Brampton, Durham, Hamilton, Milton, Newmarket, London, St. Catharines, and Toronto. The DRO program provides family litigants with an early evaluation of their case by a neutral third party for the purposes of facilitating settlement and narrowing the issues in dispute. In locations where the DRO program is offered, the initial conference on a Motion to Change is before a DRO rather than a judge.

The Superior Court of Justice, in collaboration with the Ministry of the Attorney General, is seeking candidates to join the DRO panel in any one or more of the nine locations. Candidates admitted to the panel will receive compensation on a fee-for-service basis at the rate of $250.00 per day plus HST if applicable.

French-speaking or bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply to the panel in any one or more of the nine locations. Please note that applications for the Durham panel will only be accepted from French-speaking or bilingual candidates. 

Selection criteria include:

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in the practice of family law
  • Membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario as a barrister and solicitor[1]
  • Family law expertise, including negotiation, litigation, and ADR processes
  • Advanced knowledge of family court procedures, legislation, and case law
  • Exceptional problem solving and dispute resolution skills
  • Knowledge of the local family court and its family justice participants

The Application form for admission to the panel is Application.

Send completed Application packages by mail or email to:

The DRO Empanelment Coordinator

Ministry of the Attorney General

720 Bay Street, 2nd Floor

Toronto, ON

M5G 2K1

droempanelment@ontario.ca

The deadline to apply is September 30, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. All Applications must be completed in full, including the necessary authorizations and references.  Late or incomplete Applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening will be contacted.

Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Please be advised that existing DRO panel members are not required to reapply to remain on the panel, but they should advise the Coordinator if they wish to join DRO panels in additional locations.



[1] Retired members may also apply provided that at the time of retirement his or her license was not suspended.  Retired judges may also apply for admission to the panel.

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Legal Aid Ontario News

Dispute Resolution Officer Program Empanelment

Sep 05, 2019

The Dispute Resolution Officer (DRO) program operates in the Superior Court of Justice in Barrie, Brampton, Durham, Hamilton, Milton, Newmarket, London, St. Catharines, and Toronto. The DRO program provides family litigants with an early evaluation of their case by a neutral third party for the purposes of facilitating settlement and narrowing the issues in dispute. In locations where the DRO program is offered, the initial conference on a Motion to Change is before a DRO rather than a judge.

The Superior Court of Justice, in collaboration with the Ministry of the Attorney General, is seeking candidates to join the DRO panel in any one or more of the nine locations. Candidates admitted to the panel will receive compensation on a fee-for-service basis at the rate of $250.00 per day plus HST if applicable.

French-speaking or bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply to the panel in any one or more of the nine locations. Please note that applications for the Durham panel will only be accepted from French-speaking or bilingual candidates. 

Selection criteria include:

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in the practice of family law
  • Membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario as a barrister and solicitor[1]
  • Family law expertise, including negotiation, litigation, and ADR processes
  • Advanced knowledge of family court procedures, legislation, and case law
  • Exceptional problem solving and dispute resolution skills
  • Knowledge of the local family court and its family justice participants

The Application form for admission to the panel is Application.

Send completed Application packages by mail or email to:

The DRO Empanelment Coordinator

Ministry of the Attorney General

720 Bay Street, 2nd Floor

Toronto, ON

M5G 2K1

droempanelment@ontario.ca

The deadline to apply is September 30, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. All Applications must be completed in full, including the necessary authorizations and references.  Late or incomplete Applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening will be contacted.

Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Please be advised that existing DRO panel members are not required to reapply to remain on the panel, but they should advise the Coordinator if they wish to join DRO panels in additional locations.



[1] Retired members may also apply provided that at the time of retirement his or her license was not suspended.  Retired judges may also apply for admission to the panel.

FOLA News

Dispute Resolution Officer Program Empanelment

Posted on: Sep 05, 2019

The Dispute Resolution Officer (DRO) program operates in the Superior Court of Justice in Barrie, Brampton, Durham, Hamilton, Milton, Newmarket, London, St. Catharines, and Toronto. The DRO program provides family litigants with an early evaluation of their case by a neutral third party for the purposes of facilitating settlement and narrowing the issues in dispute. In locations where the DRO program is offered, the initial conference on a Motion to Change is before a DRO rather than a judge.

The Superior Court of Justice, in collaboration with the Ministry of the Attorney General, is seeking candidates to join the DRO panel in any one or more of the nine locations. Candidates admitted to the panel will receive compensation on a fee-for-service basis at the rate of $250.00 per day plus HST if applicable.

French-speaking or bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply to the panel in any one or more of the nine locations. Please note that applications for the Durham panel will only be accepted from French-speaking or bilingual candidates. 

Selection criteria include:

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in the practice of family law
  • Membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario as a barrister and solicitor[1]
  • Family law expertise, including negotiation, litigation, and ADR processes
  • Advanced knowledge of family court procedures, legislation, and case law
  • Exceptional problem solving and dispute resolution skills
  • Knowledge of the local family court and its family justice participants

The Application form for admission to the panel is Application.

Send completed Application packages by mail or email to:

The DRO Empanelment Coordinator

Ministry of the Attorney General

720 Bay Street, 2nd Floor

Toronto, ON

M5G 2K1

droempanelment@ontario.ca

The deadline to apply is September 30, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. All Applications must be completed in full, including the necessary authorizations and references.  Late or incomplete Applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening will be contacted.

Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Please be advised that existing DRO panel members are not required to reapply to remain on the panel, but they should advise the Coordinator if they wish to join DRO panels in additional locations.



[1] Retired members may also apply provided that at the time of retirement his or her license was not suspended.  Retired judges may also apply for admission to the panel.

Contact

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Message from the President

Happy New Year! We have just started a new decade and naturally this is a time of retrospection and resolution. What have I done? What haven’t I done? What should I do? Of course, these weighty thoughts often shape us at this time of year and, hopefully, we do what we can to foster good challenges throughout
the year; this is easier for some than others. But while we all tend to do this in some way or another for our personal goals and objectives, we don’t always do so for our professional goals and aspirations. What a great time to do so! 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.

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