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

MAY 6 | SCJ Order Adjourning Child Protection Matters

May 06, 2020
Due to the ongoing public health crisis caused by COVID 19 and its impact on Superior Court of Justice operations in Ontario,

[1] Child protection to be spoken to eventsthat have been set to return to court for a rescheduling appearance during the weeks of June 1 st , 8 th and 15 th 2020 are hereby adjourned to July 2020, in accordance with regional Notices to the Profession which will be released shortly.

[2] In addition, child protection to be spoken to events that were to be heard in the month of June 2020 are hereby adjourned to July 2020, in accordance with regional Notices to the Profession which will be released shortly.

[3] Existing orders in all such cases that are impacted by [1] and [2] above are hereby extended until July 31st, 2020 or further court order.

[4] If urgent issues arise in any such case in the interim, either party may make a request to the court for a matter to be addressed as permitted by Notices to the Profession applicable in each judicial region.

[5] The court will continue to hear steps in a child protection case in accordance with Notices to the Profession as applicable in each judicial region.

[6] This order shall not apply to child protection events that have been scheduled for a hearing in the intervening period including any initial hearings upon the removal of a child to a place of safety, scheduled temporary care and custody hearings, initial attendances for status review applications or steps in an appeal. Allsuch events shall continue at the scheduled time pending further order of this court.

Message from the President

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Kanata Cowan, President 2020-2021

Thank you for my acclamation as the 78th President of The Hamilton Law Association during these unprecedented, challenging, and uncertain times. Having spent a number of years in various roles and positions volunteering with The Hamilton Law Association, I am honoured to now lead the organization through the global COVID-19 pandemic and ensure its continued strength and vibrancy. It is more important than ever that The Hamilton Law Association continue to play the significant and robust role, in the legal traditions of the City of Hamilton and the Province of Ontario, that it has for one hundred and forty-one years.

As a Family Lawyer tucked away in the outskirts of Hamilton, I recognize that some of the membership may not have had a chance to meet me. I am a Henderson Hospital born Hamiltonian. I attended both public school and high school on the mountain and I am a proud graduate of McMaster University. I studied Law at the University of New Brunswick and I have practised in Hamilton since articling and my call to the bar.

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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.

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