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.

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.

Enhance your travel experience to another jurisdiction by visiting http://oclanet.com/webapp/

The Hamilton Law Association is proud to endorse Hamilton lawyers Andrew Spurgeon and Janis Criger for re-election as Benchers of The Law Society of Ontario! For more information about their candidacies and platforms, please visit https://bit.ly/2FOFM9O. Thank you to Andrew and Janis for all of your wonderful work and representation on behalf of Hamilton lawyers these past four years!

For more information about the 2019 Bencher Election, please visit https://bit.ly/2QOtqDC

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

Register for our next CPD Roundtable Session "Development of Brownfields" scheduled for Monday, March 18th at 12:15p.m. in the 7th Floor Jurors' Lounge of the John Sopinka Courthouse. This program is eligible for 1.25 Substantive hour. Contact Kristen Ball at 905-522-1563 or [email protected] to register today! See flyer and registration info here: https://bit.ly/2IGWOZR

The Hamilton Law Association February 2019 edition of the Journal is now available online! Read here: https://www.hamiltonlaw.on.ca/about-hla/hla-journal

What an amazing photo of two prominent members of the Hamilton bar, Reid Bowlby (4th from the right), later of the Ontario Court of Appeal, and Orville Walsh (2nd from the right)! Thank you to Vintage Hamilton for posting!

Hamilton Collegiate Institute Basketball Team 1912-1913

W.L. Ballentine, Captain, E. Philpott, D. MacLennan, M. Hill, R. Bowlby, H.A. Livingston, O. Walsh, M.J. McGarvin

Photo courtesy of anne43n79w/Ancestry.ca

The Hamilton Law Association encourages its members to cast their vote in April and support local Central South Benchers to have your Hamilton voice heard!

Candidate lists for the 2019 Bencher Election are now up on our website. These lists are subject to change should any candidate withdraw from the election on or before February 15. #BencherElection2019 www.lso.ca/bencher-election-2019

Register today for the Hamilton Law Association's 14th Annual Current Issues in Commercial Litigation Seminar on Wednesday, March 6th from 9:00a.m. to 1:45p.m. at The Sheraton Hamilton Hotel - East Ballroom. This seminar is eligible for 3.5 Substantive hours and 0.5 Professionalism hour. Contact Kristjana Frani at [email protected] or at 905-522-1563 to register today! View flyer here: https://bit.ly/2EWeQVU

Law Society of Ontario

Join the Law Society of Ontario and the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers on February 19th for a keynote address from Dr. Kwame McKenzie, CEO of the Wellesley Institute, Professor of Psychiatry at University of Toronto, and Director of Health Equity at Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Dr. McKenzie will explore the social determinants of health in the context of the Black community in Toronto and Canada, as well as the relationship between racial discrimination and significant adverse impacts on Black mental health.

For additional information and to register for in-person attendance or the live webcast, please visit www.lawsocietygazette.ca/event/black-history-month-2019

You are cordially invited to attend our Annual Solicitors' Dinner, presented by the Hamilton Law Association’s Corporate Commercial & Real Estate Subcommittees, on Thursday, February 28th at The Hamilton Club (6 Main Street East, Hamilton). Cocktails begin at 5:30p.m. with dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $85 and can be purchased before February 20th. Please RSVP to Kristjana Frani at [email protected] as dinner pre-selections are required. Hope to see you there! View invitation here: https://bit.ly/2QWHkR2

The New Lawyers' Subcommittee is pleased to present its next winter social! Articling students, new calls, young lawyers and experienced lawyers are welcome to join us on Thursday, February 21st at 5:30p.m. at a NEW LOCATION 33 Bowen (2nd Floor, 33 Bowen Street). Network and meet fellow lawyers from the Hamilton bar at our Winter 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: https://bit.ly/2t9G2rv

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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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