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OPERATIONS UPDATE 

The Hamilton Law Association and Anthony Pepe Memorial Llibrary are unstaffed as of Tuesday, March 17, 2020,  and will remain so until further notice, on the advice of public health agencies and the Legal Information and Resource Network. Please follow the link for all of the updates from the The Hamilton Law Association regarding our library services, association services, and events and meetings. READ MORE HERE

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  • April 14 - POSTPONED Robert Hooper: A Casual Conversation
  • April 16 - POSTPONED Corporate Commercial Workshop
  • April 16 - POSTPONED Annual Dinner
  • April 22 - POSTPONED - Lexis Advanced Quicklaw and Practice Advisor Training Session
  • April 28 - POSTPONED Joint Insurance Seminar
  • April 30 - POSTPONED Family Law Lunchbucket: Customary Care
  • May 4 - POSTPONED CPD Roundtable: Civil Fraud
  • May 7 - POSTPONED Real Estate Workshop
  • May 13 - CANCELLED - Articling Reception
  • May 14 - POSTPONED Professionalism Seminar

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Notices to the Profession and Other HLA News re. COVID-19

MARCH 24 | EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND CIVIL PROTECTION ACT ORDER UNDER SUBSECTION 7.0.2 (4) OF THE ACT - ELECTRONIC SERVICE

Posted on: Mar 24, 2020

Whereas an emergency was declared pursuant to Order in Council 518/2020 (Ontario Regulation 50/20) on March 17, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. Toronto time pursuant to section 7,0,1 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act the "Act");

And Whereas the criteria set out in subsection 7.0.2 (2) of the Act have been satisfied;

Now Therefore, this Order is made pursuant to paragraph 8 of subsection 7.02 (4) of the Act, the terms of which are set out in Schedule I;

And Further, this Order applies generally throughout Ontario;

And Further, this Order shall be in effect for the duration of the declared emergency, subject to section 7.0.8 of the Act.

This applies to documents served on

  • the Crown
  • Ministers of the Crown, including the Attorney General of Ontario
  • the Children’s Lawyer
  • the Public Guardian and Trustee and
  • the Director of the Family Responsibility Office.

A copy of the order is attached below:

https://www.hamiltonlaw.on.ca/docs/default-source/miscellaneous/mag---service-on-the-crown.pdf?sfvrsn=2

The Order in Council will also be posted on this website: https://www.ontario.ca/search/orders-in-council  and on e-Laws, as a regulation under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act at: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90e09?search=emergency+management.

SCHEDULE I

  1. For the duration of the emergency, service of documents on the Crown in right of Ontario, any Minister of the Crown including the Attorney General of Ontario, the Children's Lawyer, the Public Guardian and Trustee or the Director of the Family Responsibility Office in any proceeding, including any intended proceeding, other than a criminal proceeding, shall only be effected by such electronic means as the Attorney General may designate on the website of the Ministry of the Attorney General;
  2. Section 1 of this Schedule also applies with respect to service of documents on any other person where a statute, regulation or rule requires the documents to be left with the Children's Lawyer or the Public Guardian and Trustee;
  3.  Sections 1 and 2 of this Schedule apply despite section 15 of the Crown Liability and Proceedings Act, 2019 or any other statute, regulation or rule governing service on the Crown in right of Ontario, any Minister of the Crown including the Attorney General of Ontario, the Children's Lawyer, the Public Guardian and Trustee or the Director of the Family Responsibility Office.

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Message from the President


The emergence and spread of COVID-19 is having a profound effect on the ways that all of us live and work. At the time of writing this article, Ontario has declared a State of Emergency, ordering a wide range of businesses to close, and prohibiting public gatherings of 50 or more people. The Federal government has temporarily closed the Canada-U.S. border to all non-essential travel, and has severely restricted international flights to Canada.

Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, together with City of Hamilton, Hamilton Economic Development, Flamborough Chamber of Commerce and Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce have compiled a COVID19 Business Continuity and Recovery Information website to help residence navigate resources available to assist in this trying time. HLA Members are encouraged to visit the site and share its with your clients. For more information, visit https://www.hamiltonchamber.ca/covid19/. 

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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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