The Hamilton Law Association

The Hamilton Law Association

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

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

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Today marks the 222nd anniversary of the Law Society of Ontario.

On July 17th, 1797, the Law Society of Upper Canada was founded in Wilson’s Hotel in Newark, Upper Canada (now Niagara-on-the-Lake). Ten lawyers, which was about two-thirds of all the lawyers in Upper Canada at the time, gathered at the hotel to read “An Act for the better regulating the Practice of the Law” and form the Law Society. The six senior lawyers present became the first benchers, and John White was named the first Treasurer (President).

The Hamilton Law Association is excited to welcome the newest members of the Hamilton bar to our upcoming New Lawyers' Meet N' Eat on Wednesday, August 14th beginning at 12:30p.m. in the Anthony Pepe Memorial Library! Join us for a pizza networking lunch and Ted Talks with your fellow colleagues! For more information and to RSVP before August 12th, please contact Anna Peterson at [email protected] or 905-522-1563. View flyer here: http://ow.ly/Tpqy50uLKWq

The New Lawyers' Subcommittee is pleased to present its next summer social! Articling students, new calls, young lawyers and experienced lawyers are welcome to join us on Thursday, July 8th at 5:30p.m. at The Hamilton Club (2nd Floor Terrace, 6 Main Street East). Network and meet fellow lawyers from the Hamilton bar at our Summer Social! No need to RSVP! Just drop in! For more information, please contact Rebecca Lane at 905-522-1563 or [email protected]. View invitation here: http://bit.ly/2X0gcmy

Join the Family Law Subcommittee as they present its next Lunchbucket Session titled “Striking Pleadings in Family Law” tomorrow Tuesday, June 25th from 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. at Family Court, Courtroom #2 (55 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON). PLEASE RSVP IN ADVANCE to Karen Cooper at [email protected] or (905) 522 -5163. This program is eligible for 1 Substantive Hour. See flyer and registration info here: http://bit.ly/31VTkID

The Hamilton Law Association's 2018 Annual Report is now available online! Visit http://ow.ly/7xkN50uCpI1 to view its contents or grab your complimentary hard copy in the Anthony Pepe Memorial Library today!

The Hamilton Law Association is pleased to share photos from its recent Annual General Meeting, held at The Hamilton Club on May 31st. Our AGM was another great success as we acclaimed our 77th President Mark Giavedoni of Gowling WLG. Thank you to Alexandra Del Bello Photography for the wonderful photos!

The Hamilton Law Association is pleased to announce that Mary Grosso of Grosso Hooper Law has been acclaimed as the newest Trustee of The Hamilton Law Association for the 2019-2020 term. We look forward to working with Mary on behalf of the members of the Hamilton bar. Welcome Mary!

The Hamilton Law Association is pleased to announce that Mark Giavedoni has been acclaimed as the 77th President of The Hamilton Law Association for the 2019-2020 term.

Mark Giavedoni graduated with Honours from McMaster University in English and History. He attended the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Law and received his LL.B. in 2004 and was called to the Bar in 2005.

Mark's solicitor practice focuses on all facets of real property, including commercial transactions, financing, construction project structure and development, condominium law, dispute prevention and resolution. He is a partner at Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP in Hamilton and is a Certified Specialist in Real Estate Law by the Law Society of Ontario.

Mark now leads our Association of over 1,036 accomplished and respected members whose history of commitment and service to the community dates back to 1879.

Join @HLAlibrary @HLAMemoryBook Past Presidents and History Committee in celebration of the Association's 140th Anniversary on Friday, June 14th at 12:00p.m. in the Lawyers' Lounge, Suite 500. Expect a free lunch, drinks, giveaways, and a raffle! http://bit.ly/2HMpYnY

[05/27/19]   The President and Board of Trustees cordially invite you to attend The Hamilton Law Association Annual General Meeting on Thursday, May 30th, 2019 at The Hamilton Club (6 Main Street East). The business of the meeting will commence at 4:00 p.m. with a cocktail reception to follow. Thank you to our generous sponsors Henderson Structured Settlements and Ross & McBride LLP. Please RSVP to ensure quorum for the meeting to Marica Piedigrossi at 905-522-1563 or [email protected]. http://bit.ly/2V1NHbP

You are cordially invited to meet the candidates for articling positions in Hamilton for 2020-2021, as well as the articling principals from Hamilton's participating law offices on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 at our annual Articling Reception. The reception is to take place at The Hamilton Club beginning at 5:30 p.m. Students are complimentary. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Kristjana Frani at 905-522-1563 or [email protected]. http://bit.ly/2ZIidpZ

The President and Board of Trustees cordially invite you to attend The Hamilton Law Association Annual General Meeting on Thursday, May 30th, 2019 at The Hamilton Club (6 Main Street East). The business of the meeting will commence at 4:00 p.m. with a cocktail reception to follow. Thank you to our generous sponsors Henderson Structured Settlements and Ross & McBride LLP. Please RSVP to ensure quorum for the meeting to Marica Piedigrossi at 905-522-1563 or [email protected]. http://bit.ly/2V1NHbP

It's not too late to register for The Hamilton Law Association 33rd Annual OIAA & HLA Joint Insurance Seminar scheduled for Tuesday, April 30th at the Hamilton Convention Centre, Chedoke Room A/B, from 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.! This Conference is eligible for 5.0 Substantive Hours and 2.0 Professionalism Hours! The Conference is perfect for getting your mandatory CPD hours. For more information or to register for this program, please contact Rebecca Lane at 905-522-1563 or [email protected]! https://bit.ly/2LXEJEB

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Historical photos: Hamilton’s grand courthouse and its demolition

A very interesting article with fascinating pictures of The Hamilton Law Association's former home and what became of it. #HamOnt #tbt

thespec.com Hamilton’s old majestic county courthouse at 50 Main St. E. was built in 1879 and demolished in 1956.

Register for our next CPD Roundtable Session "Preparing for a Law Society Practice Management Review/Audit " scheduled for Monday,May 13th at 12:15p.m. in the back of the Anthony Pepe Memorial Library, Suite 500 of the John Sopinka Courthouse. This program is eligible for 1.25 Professionalism hour. Contact Kristen Ball at 905-522-1563 or [email protected] to register today! See flyer and registration info here: https://bit.ly/2Ieuk8G

Register for our upcoming Real Estate Workshop: Purchase of Resale POTL scheduled for Monday, May 13th at 12:15p.m. in the Rooms 507 and 508 of the John Sopinka Courthouse. This program is eligible for 1.75 Substantive hour. Contact Kristjana Frani at 905-522-1563 or [email protected] to register today! See flyer and registration info here: https://bit.ly/2NBxGSR

The Hamilton Law Association presents its next Lexis Advanced Quicklaw and Practice Advisor training sessions on Thursday, May 2nd in the 7th Floor Jurors' Lounge. The Advanced Quicklaw training session will begin at 12:00 p.m. and the Practice Advisor training session will begin at 12:45p.m. These programs are eligible for 0.75 Professionalism hours each. For more information or to register for these programs, please contact Library Technician Karen Cooper at 905-522-1563 or [email protected]. https://bit.ly/2FX6eeU

Hamilton Law Association members now is the time to vote in the #LSOBencherElection! Have your say for Hamilton lawyers! We are proud to endorse Janis Criger @Thinqr1 and Andrew Spurgeon spurgeonforbencher.com!

The Bencher Election 2019 voting period opens Monday, April 15 and closes Tuesday, April 30 at 5 p.m. The election is being conducted through online and telephone voting systems.

Instructions and a unique voting number will be distributed by email from Computershare to licensees whose licences on April 5, 2019 were not suspended. To learn about the voting process, visit lso.ca/bencher-election-2019

The Hamilton Law Association is proud to present its Annual Food Drive from April 18th to April 30th! Canned goods, non-perishables, and cash donations will be accepted in the HLA Library, at the Annual Dinner on April 18th, and the Joint Insurance Seminar on April 30th. All those who participate will receive a ballot and be eligible to win a prize! All items collected will be donated to Hamilton's St. Matthew's House. For more information, please contact Rebecca Lane at [email protected] or 905-522-1563. Thank you for your generosity! https://www.stmatthewshouse.ca/

The Hamilton Law Association is pleased to announce another international trip for the membership! Cape Town to Kruger National Park “South African Reflections on the Common Law” will be an 11-day, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our members to have a unique educational experience that we hope will act as a highlight of their career. The trip is scheduled to take place from May 14th, 2020 to May 24th, 2020. Mark your calendars!

This Go Ahead Tours excursion will include the following: round-trip airfare, bus transfers, and internal flights throughout South Africa, three local destinations including Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Kruger National Park, 8 nights in hand-picked hotels, daily breakfast, some lunches and three-course dinners, guided tours of each location with a multilingual tour director and visits to many top tourist sites.

If you have any initial questions, would like to request a draft itinerary, or are interested in participating in this trip, please contact Marica Piedigrossi at 905-522-1563 or [email protected] for more information and to confirm your attendance. Formal registration is available through EF Go Ahead Tours at this link: https://grouptoursite.ca/tours/hlasouthafrica. We hope that you will join us!

Join the Hamilton Law Association for our 33rd Annual OIAA & HLA Joint Insurance Seminar scheduled for Tuesday, April 30th at the Hamilton Convention Centre, Chedoke Room A/B, from 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.! This Conference is eligible for 5.0 Substantive Hours and 2.0 Professionalism Hours! The Conference is perfect for getting your mandatory CPD hours. For more information or to register for this program, please contact Rebecca Lane at 905-522-1563 or [email protected]! https://bit.ly/2LXEJEB

Congratulations to John O. Krawchenko, of Krawchenko Law, for being named the recipient of the 2019 Aemilius Irving Award! The award is named after the first president of The Hamilton Law Association. The award will be presented to John at the Annual Dinner held on Thursday, April 18th at The Art Gallery of Hamilton.

The purpose of our award is to honour a member of The Hamilton Law Association who has made an outstanding contribution towards furthering the goals of The Hamilton Law Association through participation in Association activities, service to the legal community, contributions to academia, CPD, or contributions to the community generally.

Please join us at The Hamilton Law Association Annual Dinner on Thursday, April 18th, 2019, at The Art Gallery of Hamilton (123 King Street, West) for John's award presentation. Limited tickets for this event are still available. Please contact Kristjana Frani at 905-522-1563 or [email protected] for more information and to RSVP.

Join us on Thursday, May 9th, 2018 for our Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Professionalism Session at the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel (116 King Street West) from 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.! This seminar is perfect for your 3 mandatory EDI Professionalism Hours before the 2020 deadline. Contact Rebecca Lane at 905-522-1563 or [email protected] for more information. View our flyer here to register today! https://bit.ly/2GNznw0

Congratulations to Joel B. Kerr, for being named the recipient of the 2019 Justice Patricia Wallace Community Service Award! The award will be presented to Mr. Kerr at the Family Law Seminar held on Thursday, April 4th, 2019 at the Hamilton Convention Centre. This award is presented to a lawyer who practices primarily family law in the Hamilton area whose community service and professional conduct best exemplifies the qualities we all admired in Justice Wallace. https://bit.ly/2Yfnq7Q

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Pay attention to lawyers outside Toronto, say bencher hopefuls | Law Times

A wonderful article about the importance of local law associations and law libraries! Please keep this in mind when voting in the upcoming 2019 LSO Bencher Election! #2019BencherElection #LawSocietyofOntario

lawtimesnews.com Bencher candidates practising outside of the Greater Toronto Area say lawyers in their regions are looking for better communication from the Law Society of Ontario and support of local law associations and libraries.

Register for our next CPD Roundtable Session "Severance & Similar Fact Applications" scheduled for Monday, April 15th at 12:30p.m. in the 7th Floor Jurors' Lounge of the John Sopinka Courthouse. This program is eligible for 1.25 Substantive hour. Contact Kristjana Frani at 905-522-1563 or [email protected] to register today! See flyer and registration info here: https://bit.ly/2UcFZaz

Register for our next New Lawyers' Roundtable Session "Cyber Dangers for Lawyers" scheduled for Tuesday, April 9th at 12:15p.m. in the 7th Floor Jurors' Lounge of the John Sopinka Courthouse. This program is eligible for 1.25 Professionalism hour. Contact Rebecca Lane at 905-522-1563 or [email protected] to register today! See flyer and registration info here: https://bit.ly/2Tl9jhD

Join us for our always entertaining and vibrant Annual Dinner on Thursday, April 18th beginning at 5:30p.m. at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, in The Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Pavilion (123 King Street West, Hamilton). Tickets are $110 and can be purchased before Wednesday, April 3rd. Bring your spouse, significant other or a friend! Please RSVP to Kristjana Frani at [email protected]. Hope to see you there! View invitation here: https://bit.ly/2OWlawE

The Hamilton Law Association wishes its members a Happy St. Patrick's Day! #StPatricksDay2019

The Hamilton Law Association's Corporate Commercial Subcommittee presents the next Corporate Commercial Workshop: Back to Basics on Thursday, April 11th in the 7th Floor Jurors' Lounge of the John Sopinka Courthouse beginning at 12:30p.m. This program is eligible for 1.0 Substantive and 1.0 Professionalism hour. Contact Kristjani Frani at 905-522-1563 or [email protected] for more information. View our flyer here to register today! https://bit.ly/2RaKbKe

Join the members of the Hamilton Family Law Bar for its Annual Family Law Seminar on Thursday, April 4th from 1:00p.m. - 4:30p.m. at the Hamilton Convention Centre Webster Room A & B (1 Summers Lane). This program is eligible for 2 Substantive hours and 1 Professionalism hour. Contact Karen Cooper at 905-522-1563 or [email protected] for more information. See our flyer here and register today: https://bit.ly/2VA4cZn

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The Hamilton Law Association is proud to celebrate #InternationalWomensDay #IWD2019 in solidarity with all the women in law, in Hamilton and the province! "Courage calls to courage everywhere." - Millicent Fawcett, British writer and suffragette. https://bit.ly/2XHKHyZ

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The Ontario Courthouse Libraries Association (OCLA) is excited to roll-out our new mobile-device-friendly site. The new website is designed to be a lawyer-centric portal to the County and District Law Libraries in the province. We’ve packaged the individual law library profiles into one convenient site, offering an easy-to-digest overview of the information, and services being offered. Some of the features include:

• Highly visible quick link icons to contact information, location-based mapping, weather, and Association websites.
• Quick catalogue access to diverse resources, directly from the home page.
• A persistent header with a drop-down menu for easy navigation by Association or city.
• Find information about hours, access, electronic resources, parking, robing rooms, lounge facilities, value added extras, and more.

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Incorporated in 1879, The Hamilton Law Association is one of the oldest county and district law associations in the Province. It was created by the hard work and inspiration of Britton Bath Osler with the purposes of supporting a law library in the Court House, promoting the general interests of the profession, and encouraging and maintaining the good feeling and harmony of its members. 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. This page 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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