• 32nd Annual Joint Insurance Seminar

    April 24th, 2018
    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    The Hamilton Convention Centre     
    (1 Summers Lane Hamilton)

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  • Family Law Seminar

    April 5th, 2018
    1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Hamilton Convention Centre | Webster A & B 
    (1 Summers Lane, Hamilton)

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  • HLA Annual Dinner

    April 19th, 2018
    5:30 p.m. Cocktails | 6:30p.m. Dinner
    The Art Gallery of Hamilton
    (123 King Street West, Hamilton)

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Family Law Subcommittee

The Hamilton Law Association's Family Law Subcommittee advises on matters pertaining to Family Law that are relevant to the Board or its Committees.

The committee meets monthly at 12:30 p.m. at the John Sopinka Courthouse - 5th Floor Boardroom. Those interested in joining the committeee are invited to contact the Co-Chairs.

 2017-2018 Subcommittee Members

Jennifer Cooper, Hughes & Bale LLP 905-523-5252 jcooper@hughesbale.ca 
Kanata Cowan, K. Cowan Law Professional Corporation 905-528-7963 kcowan@waterdownlawyer.com
Imran Kamal, Catholic Children's Aid Society of Hamilton 905-525-2012  imran.kamal@hamiltonccas.on.ca
Amy Katz, Amy Katz & Associates, Professional Corporation 905-522-0488 amylpkatz@gmail.com
Lindsey Mazza, George Street Law Group LLP 905-526-2104 lmazza@georgestreetlaw.ca
Keith Millikan, Guyatt, Gaasenbeek & Millikin 905-528-8369 keith@ggmlaw.ca
James Mountford, Ross & McBride LLP 905-526-9800 jmountford@rossmcbride.com
Vicky Ringuette 905-297-4768 vicky@binghamringuette.ca
Whitney Smith, Vandeputte Law Professional Corporation 905-628-0101 whitney@vandeputtelawpc.ca
The Hon. David Steinberg, Ross & McBride LLP 905-526-9800 dsteinberg@rossmcbride.com
Lina Vyas, Legal Aid Ontario 905-645-6276  www.legalaid.on.ca
Michael Wilson, Wilson Family Law 905-309-7080 michael@wilsonfamilylaw.ca
James Wood,
Children's Aid Society of Hamilton
905-522-1121 jwood@hamiltoncas.com

To speak to an HLA staff person regarding the Family Law Subcommittee, please contact:
Karen Cooper, Library Technician
tel: 905-522-1563, email: kcooper@hamiltonlaw.on.ca 

HLA Family Law Events


April 05

Sub.:3.25 h Prof.: 0.0h

Family Law Seminar

The Hamilton Convention Centre
(1 Summers Lane)

For more information, please contact Karen Cooper at 905-522-1563 

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April 17

Sub: 1 hr; Prof: 0 hr

Retroactive Child Support

1:15 - 2:15 pm
Family Court, Courtroom #2
55 Main Street West


For more information, please contact Karen Cooper at 905-522-1563 

May 02

Sub: 1 hr; Prof: 0 hr

Fertility and Surrogacy Law

12:30 - 1:30 pm
Family Court, 55 Main Street West
Courtroom #2


For more information, please contact Karen Cooper 905-522-1563.

Consolidated Provincial Practice Direction - April 1, 2016

Mar 23, 2016

The Federation of Ontario Law Associations have been advised that a change has been made to the Family Law Section of the Superior Court of Justice’s Province-Wide Practice Direction  (in Part 1, Section B). 

 As a result of that change, the Often Cited Family Law Cases will apply in all regions in the province effective April 1, 2016.  These updates will be advertised shortly in the Ontario Reports but  we would ask that you let your family law practitioners know of the changes as soon as reasonably possible.

 Thank you for your assistance

 Sonya Jain
 FOLA Family Law Committee Chair