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Teresa Donnelly Elected Law Society Treasurer

Jun 26, 2020

Teresa Donnelly was elected Law Society Treasurer by Convocation June 26th, 2020.  Treasurer Donnelly was elected as a bencher in 2015 and 2019. She has served as Chair of the Audit & Finance Committee, Chair of the Human Rights Monitoring Group (Equity), and Chair of the Program Review Task Force. She also served on numerous other Law Society committees, task forces, and working groups. She is on the faculty of the National Criminal Law Program, Federation of Law Societies of Canada. 

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Treasurer Donnelly has dedicated her career to providing access to justice for victims of domestic and sexual violence – the majority of whom are women and children. As a West Region Crown, she is one of seven prosecutors in the province dedicated to enhancing the quality of violence prosecutions and the victim’s experience in the criminal justice system.

Her community work focuses on contributing to the lives of children, families, the elderly, and people with developmental disabilities.

Treasurer Donnelly is a member of the Huron Law Association, the Ontario Association of Senior Crown Attorneys, the Advocates Society, the Women’s Law of Ontario Association, and the Southwest Region Women’s Law Association. 

In 2018, the Sexual Violence Advisory Group, of which she was a member, won the Excelsior Award for Innovation and Transformation. In 2014, she was named the Most Inspiring Women in Huron, and in 2012, she received the Deputy’s Award for Excellence in the Aftermath of the Goderich Tornado. She has received several other awards and honours from the Ministry of the Attorney General during her career.

She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1991 after receiving an LLB from the University of Toronto (1989). She also holds a B.A. (Hons) from McGill University (1986).

For more information about Treasurer Teresa Donnelly, please visit https://www.lso.ca/about-lso/governance/teresa-donnelly,-law-society-treasurer.

 

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

Teresa Donnelly Elected Law Society Treasurer

Jun 26, 2020

Teresa Donnelly was elected Law Society Treasurer by Convocation June 26th, 2020.  Treasurer Donnelly was elected as a bencher in 2015 and 2019. She has served as Chair of the Audit & Finance Committee, Chair of the Human Rights Monitoring Group (Equity), and Chair of the Program Review Task Force. She also served on numerous other Law Society committees, task forces, and working groups. She is on the faculty of the National Criminal Law Program, Federation of Law Societies of Canada. 

Donnelly-Teresa-Photo-(1)

Treasurer Donnelly has dedicated her career to providing access to justice for victims of domestic and sexual violence – the majority of whom are women and children. As a West Region Crown, she is one of seven prosecutors in the province dedicated to enhancing the quality of violence prosecutions and the victim’s experience in the criminal justice system.

Her community work focuses on contributing to the lives of children, families, the elderly, and people with developmental disabilities.

Treasurer Donnelly is a member of the Huron Law Association, the Ontario Association of Senior Crown Attorneys, the Advocates Society, the Women’s Law of Ontario Association, and the Southwest Region Women’s Law Association. 

In 2018, the Sexual Violence Advisory Group, of which she was a member, won the Excelsior Award for Innovation and Transformation. In 2014, she was named the Most Inspiring Women in Huron, and in 2012, she received the Deputy’s Award for Excellence in the Aftermath of the Goderich Tornado. She has received several other awards and honours from the Ministry of the Attorney General during her career.

She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1991 after receiving an LLB from the University of Toronto (1989). She also holds a B.A. (Hons) from McGill University (1986).

For more information about Treasurer Teresa Donnelly, please visit https://www.lso.ca/about-lso/governance/teresa-donnelly,-law-society-treasurer.

 

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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