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    Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
    8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
    Hamilton Convention Centre
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    Thursday, February 27th, 2020
    1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
    Sheraton Hamilton Hotel | Grand Ballroom
    (116 King Street West, Hamilton)

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Latest HLA News

Legal Aid Ontario - Additional Family Duty Counsel Services - effective November 18, 2019

Posted on: Nov 19, 2019

As you may be aware, on July 7, 2019, Legal Aid Ontario implemented service changes across the province in order to align their operations to their provincial funding allocation for 2019.  The Federation of Ontario Law Associations was advised that following a period of monitoring Legal Aid Ontario services, they have adapted services as required and, as a result, they determined that there is now capacity to provide some additional family duty counsel services.

As such, effective November 18th, 2019, duty counsel will provide these additional services:

  • Procedural advice to anyone appearing without their own lawyer in first appearance court or case conference.
  • Assistance with child protection matters for financially eligible clients in jurisdictions where clients are unable to retain a lawyer in a timely manner.
  • Assistance with consents, as long as negotiations have been completed and the issues are eligible for duty counsel services.
  • Assistance with second case conferences, for those who financially qualify for legal aid and the issues are eligible for duty counsel services.

The linked documents below outline additional services which will now be available. The provision of these additional services will be subject to local practise and duty counsel capacity. Some services may not be available at every location.

CLIENT Service Guide - Family Duty Counsel Services

STAFF Service Guide - Family Duty Counsel Services

Substantive legal advice and assistance remain limited to those who financially qualify for legal aid. 

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Legal Aid Ontario News

Legal Aid Ontario - Additional Family Duty Counsel Services - effective November 18, 2019

Nov 19, 2019

As you may be aware, on July 7, 2019, Legal Aid Ontario implemented service changes across the province in order to align their operations to their provincial funding allocation for 2019.  The Federation of Ontario Law Associations was advised that following a period of monitoring Legal Aid Ontario services, they have adapted services as required and, as a result, they determined that there is now capacity to provide some additional family duty counsel services.

As such, effective November 18th, 2019, duty counsel will provide these additional services:

  • Procedural advice to anyone appearing without their own lawyer in first appearance court or case conference.
  • Assistance with child protection matters for financially eligible clients in jurisdictions where clients are unable to retain a lawyer in a timely manner.
  • Assistance with consents, as long as negotiations have been completed and the issues are eligible for duty counsel services.
  • Assistance with second case conferences, for those who financially qualify for legal aid and the issues are eligible for duty counsel services.

The linked documents below outline additional services which will now be available. The provision of these additional services will be subject to local practise and duty counsel capacity. Some services may not be available at every location.

CLIENT Service Guide - Family Duty Counsel Services

STAFF Service Guide - Family Duty Counsel Services

Substantive legal advice and assistance remain limited to those who financially qualify for legal aid. 

FOLA News

Legal Aid Ontario - Additional Family Duty Counsel Services - effective November 18, 2019

Posted on: Nov 19, 2019

As you may be aware, on July 7, 2019, Legal Aid Ontario implemented service changes across the province in order to align their operations to their provincial funding allocation for 2019.  The Federation of Ontario Law Associations was advised that following a period of monitoring Legal Aid Ontario services, they have adapted services as required and, as a result, they determined that there is now capacity to provide some additional family duty counsel services.

As such, effective November 18th, 2019, duty counsel will provide these additional services:

  • Procedural advice to anyone appearing without their own lawyer in first appearance court or case conference.
  • Assistance with child protection matters for financially eligible clients in jurisdictions where clients are unable to retain a lawyer in a timely manner.
  • Assistance with consents, as long as negotiations have been completed and the issues are eligible for duty counsel services.
  • Assistance with second case conferences, for those who financially qualify for legal aid and the issues are eligible for duty counsel services.

The linked documents below outline additional services which will now be available. The provision of these additional services will be subject to local practise and duty counsel capacity. Some services may not be available at every location.

CLIENT Service Guide - Family Duty Counsel Services

STAFF Service Guide - Family Duty Counsel Services

Substantive legal advice and assistance remain limited to those who financially qualify for legal aid. 

Contact

View All Job Opportunities

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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