On behalf of the Hamilton Law Association, let me welcome you to our website. This Association has been in existence for over 139 years with an initial membership of 60 lawyers. Today we enjoy a membership of almost 1,028 men and women from a wide spectrum of background, race and religion. We are a true reflection of Ontario’s multi-cultural population.
Our offices and library are located on the 5th floor of the John Sopinka Court House in the heart of downtown Hamilton. Our library has over 30,000 books, electronic resources, monographs, reports and other paper bound legal services. It is the Regional Law Library for the Central South Region of Ontario.
The mission statement of our Association is to enable its members to become successful, respected and fulfilled in their profession. We accomplish this goal through mutual respect, a dedication to excellence and a spirit of comradery that is unrivaled in the Province. We provide our members with a wide range of continuing legal education opportunities in the form of annual conferences, topical seminars and lunchtime round table discussions covering various aspects of the law.
The Hamilton Law Association publishes its HLA Journal six times yearly. The Journal contains articles on a wide range of legal topics of interest to our members.
In addition to providing continuing legal education support, the Law Association promotes a spirit of collegiality amongst its members by hosting a number of social events including its Annual Dinner each Spring.
On behalf of the Hamilton Law Association, its Trustees and its members, I welcome you to our website. I encourage you to explore the website and learn about our Association, our events and our membership. I also encourage you to log onto our Facebook page where you can further find information about the Hamilton Law Association and its various events.
W Patric Mackesy
HLA President 2018 - 2019