• Welcome to The Hamilton Law Association

    Learn about all of our upcoming events and CPD programs through our Education and Events page. 

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  • 34th Annual Joint Insurance Seminar

    Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Live Streamed

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  • Corporate Commercial Law Seminar

    Thursday, October 8th, 2020
    9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    Available Live Streamed

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  • Family Law Seminar

    Thursday, October 29th, 2020
    1:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
    Available Remotely

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  • Emerging Issues in Real Estate Seminar

    Wednesday, November 4th, 2020
    9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Live Zoom Webinar

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  • Employment Law Seminar

    Thursday, November 12th, 2020
    2:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
    Live Zoom Webinar

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  • Hamilton Law Association Operations re. COVID-19 and Related Notices to the Profession

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  • Looking for a Lawyer in Hamilton?

    Search our Membership Directory by:
    First & Last Name
    Area of Law
    LSUC Certified Specialist
    Language other than English

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  • Looking for a legal job in Hamilton?

    Search our Careers Page for:
    Jobs for Lawyers & Support Staff
    Seeking jobs for Lawyers & Support Staff
    Seeking jobs for Articling & Summer Students
    Seeking Volunteer Positions

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Membership Benefits

Association Services During COVID-19 Pandemic

  • No association or membership services will be available on-site as of Tuesday, March 17, 2020. This includes paying for membership on-site, getting new membership cards, or payment for lockers. For any questions at all to do with HLA membership or lockers, please email Membership Coordinator Rachel Anderson;
  • Access to the lounge and robing rooms will be available between 8:30 a.m. to 5:00p.m. and after hours to current access card-holders;
  • The HLA Executive and Board of Trustees will continue to meet via teleconference during this time. Please email Executive Director Rebecca Bentham if you have any concerns or comments you would like to bring forward to the Board;
  • For all financial matters related to invoices, payments, or receivables, please contact Manager of Finance Wendy Spearing; and
  • For all other Association related matters, as well as website inquiries, please contact Executive Assistant Marica Piedigrossi


The Hamilton Law Association exists to enable its members to become successful, respected and fulfilled in their profession.


Continuing Professional Development Programs

Members receive reduced rates to attend the approximately 32-36 CPD programs per year including:

  • Advocacy Conference
  • Commercial Litigation Seminar
  • Corporate Commercial Law Seminar
  • Employment Law Seminar
  • Estates & Trusts Seminar
  • Joint Insurance Seminar
  • New Lawyers' Seminar
  • Real Estate Seminar


  • Subscription to the HLA Journal
  • Complimentary copy of the HLA Members' Directory

Demonstrative Aids

Members may borrow for court at no charge:

  • data/video projector
  • ELMO document camera
  • overhead projector
  • TV / DVD
  • TV / VCR
  • CD Player
  • podium
  • easel / flipchart
  • x-ray viewer
  • skeleton
  • anatomical charts
  • spine
  • two portable projector screens (large and small)

Library Services

  • Access to the HLA Anthony Pepe Memorial Law Library (24 hours per day, 7 days per week)
  • Library services such as legal reference, computer-assisted research, photocopying, printing, and fax service
  • Free access to Lexis Advanced Quicklaw and Practice Advisor, Rangefindr, Divorcemate, Obrien's Forms
  • Internet access (including wireless internet)


  • HLA Trustees and Officers lobby and network to represent the membership and local bar.


  • Access to the HLA's Lending Library (fiction & non-fiction titles)
  • Invitation to our Annual Dinner
  • Invitation to our Members' Appreciation Lunch
  • Posting of members' contact information in the Find A Lawyer feature on our website
  • Several categories to make HLA membership accessible
  • Access to Hamilton's rich legal history through the online Memory Book

For more information, please contact:

Rachel Anderson

Phone: 905-522-1563
Fax: 905-572-1188