• 17th Annual Advocacy Conference

    November 30th, 2017
    8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Hamilton Convention Centre
    (1 Summers Lane, Hamilton)

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  • New Lawyers' Seminar

    September 7th, 2017
    10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
    Anthony Pepe Memorial Library
    45 Main Street East, Suite 500

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  • Income War Tax Act, 100th Anniversary Lunch

    September 20th, 2017
    12:00p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    John Sopinka Courthouse | Lawyers' Lounge
    (45 Main Street East, Hamilton, Suite 500)

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  • Emerging Issues in Real Estate Seminar

    November 2nd, 2017
    9:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
    Sheraton Hamilton Hotel | Grand Ballroom
    (116 King Street West, Hamilton)

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  • Corporate Commercial Seminar

    October 12th, 2017
    9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m
    Sheraton Hamilton Hotel | Centre/East Ballroom
    (116 King Street West, Hamilton)

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Firms Hiring Students

Articling in Hamilton 2018-2019

The Hamilton Law Association was founded in 1879, and today includes over 1110 members, including many from outside the Hamilton area. Our mission is to enable our members to become successful, respected and fulfilled in their profession. We accomplish this by offering a wide variety of services and benefits to our members.

Students articling in Hamilton are important members of our Association. They are welcomed and assisted in the use of our excellent research library, which is well-equipped for electronic research.  The Association has an extensive calendar of continuing legal education programming, including seminars tailored to meet the needs of students and new lawyers.  Our Bar enjoys a high standard of professionalism that encourages excellent legal work in a collegial environment.  Hamilton is also a great place to live, work and play.  It has an outstanding waterfront trail, many golf courses and a healthy downtown nightlife. 

Articling Recruitment Procedures for 2018-2019.

The complete and final version of Law Society of Upper Canada 2018-2019 Articling Recruitment Procedures can be found at http://www.lsuc.on.ca/licensingprocess.aspx?id=2147497188&langtype=1033

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Name of Firm Agro Zaffiro LLP
Contact Person Joseph Scutella
jscutella@agrozaffiro.com
Contact Information Tel: 905-527-6877 Ext. 518
Fax: 905-527-6169
1 James Street South, 4th Floor
Hamilton, Ontario
L8P 4R5
Website www.agrozaffiro.com
Number of Lawyers 26
Number of Articling Positions Available 3
Did you hire back your last Articling Student? Yes 
Do you have summer positions available? Yes
Areas of Law Insurance Defence Litigation / Corporate / Commercial Litigation / Real Estate / Land Development / Estates and Trusts / Estate Litigation / Employment.
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Name of Firm Camporese Sullivan Di Gregorio
Contact Person Danielle Lecours
 dlecours@csdlawyers.ca
Contact Information Tel: 905-522-7068 
Fax: 905-522-5734
One King Street West, Suite 1700
Hamilton, Ontario
L8P 1A4
Website www.csdlawyers.ca
Number of Lawyers 13
Number of Articling Positions Available 1
Did you hire back your last Articling Student? No
Do you have summer positions available? No
Areas of Law Plaintiff Personal Injury, Insurance Denfence, Civil Litigation, Real Estate, Corporate/Commercial 
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Name of Firm Hamilton Crown Attorney's Office
Contact Person Rosemary Josipovic
Rosemary.Josipovic@ontario.ca
Contact Information Tel: 905-645-5262
Fax: 905-645-5261
Ministry of the Attorney General
45 Main Street East, Suite 441
Hamilton, Ontario
L8N 2B7
Website N/A
Number of Lawyers N/A
Number of Articling Positions Available 1
Did you hire back your last Articling Student? Yes
Do you have summer positions available? No
Areas of Law Criminal Law.
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Name of Firm ESB Lawyers LLP
Contact Person Mark R. Giavedoni
mgiavedoni@esblawyers.com
Contact Information Tel: 905-523-5666 
Fax: 905-523-8098
Commerce Place, Suite 1500, 1 King Street West
Hamilton, Ontario
L8P 1A4
Website www.esblawyers.com
Number of Lawyers 16
Number of Articling Positions Available 1
Did you hire back your last Articling Student? Yes
Do you have summer positions available? No
Areas of Law Administration Law, Business Law, Public & Education Law, Appellate Advocacy, Estate Litigation, Real Estate, Employment Law, Not-for-Profit & Charity Law, Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning, Commercial Litigation, Professional Liability
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Name of Firm Evans, Philp LLP
Contact Person Kenneth Raddatz
studentapplications@evansphilp.com
Contact Information Tel: 905-525-1200 Ext.1081
Fax: 905-525-7897
One King Street West, 16th Floor
Hamilton, Ontario
L8P 1A4
Website www.evansphilp.com
Number of Lawyers 22
Number of Articling Positions Available 2 - 3
Did you hire back your last Articling Student? Yes
Do you have summer positions available? Yes
Areas of Law Insurance Defence.
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Name of Firm  George Street Law Group LLP
Contact Person Lindsey D. Mazza 
lmazza@georgestreetlaw.ca
Contact Information Tel: 905-526-2111 
Fax:  905-526-2112
10 George Street, Suite 200
Hamilton, Ontario
L8P 1C8

 

Website  www.georgestreetlawgroup.com/
Number of Lawyers 6
Number of Articling Positions Available 1
Did you hire back your last Articling Student? Not Applicable
Do you have summer positions available? No
Areas of Law

Family Law, Real Estate, Wills & Estates, Business Law, Charity and Not-for-Profit Law and Litigation



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Name of Firm Gowling WLG (Hamilton) LLP
Contact Person Izabela Spagnuolo
izabela.spagnuolo@gowlingwlg.com
Contact Information Tel: 905-540-3280 Ext. 23320
Fax: 905-523-6811
One Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario
L8P 4Z5
Website www.gowlings.com
Number of Lawyers 35
Number of Articling Positions Available 3
Did you hire back your last Articling Student? Yes, 2 of them
Do you have summer positions available? Yes, but these have been filled for 2017 (typically 2 summer student positions available).
Areas of Law Advocacy, Corporate/Commercial, Intellectual Property, Mortgage Enforcement/Recovery Services.
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Name of Firm Harvey Katz Professional Corporation
Contact Person Eli Jakubovic
eli@harveykatzlaw.ca
Contact Information Tel: 905-523-1442
Fax: 905-525-3817
14 Hess Street South
Hamilton, Ontario
L8N 3M9
Website www.harveykatzlaw.ca
Number of Lawyers 4
Number of Articling Positions Available 1
Did you hire back your last Articling Student? Yes
Do you have summer positions available? No
Areas of Law Civil litigation with emphasis on Personal Injury Law and Real Estate.

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Name of Firm Hughes Amys LLP
Contact Person Bruce A. Cook
bcook@hughesamys.com
Contact Information Tel: 905-577-4050
Fax: 905-577-6301
2100 - 25 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario
L8P 1H1
Website www.hughesamys.com
Number of Lawyers 15
Number of Articling Positions Available 1
Did you hire back your last Articling Student? Yes
Do you have summer positions available? No
Areas of Law Insurance Defence - Civil Litigation.
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Name of Firm Inch Hammond Professional Corporation
Contact Person Brian D. Hurren
hurren@inchlaw.com
Contact Information Tel: 905-525-4481 Ext. 208
Fax: 905-525-0031
Commerce Place, One King Street West, Suite 500
Hamilton, Ontario
L8P 4X8
Website

www.inchlaw.com

Number of Lawyers 13
Number of Articling Positions Available 1
Did you hire back your last Articling Student? Yes
Do you have summer positions available? No
Areas of Law

Business Law.

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Name of Firm Mackesy, Smye LLP
Contact Person Gregory P. McKenna 
mckenna@mackesysmye.com
Contact Information Tel: 905-525-2341 
Fax: 905-525-6300
2 Haymarket Street
Hamilton, Ontario
L8N 1G7

 

Website  injuryexperts.ca
Number of Lawyers 14
Number of Articling Positions Available 1
Did you hire back your last Articling Student? Yes
Do you have summer positions available? Yes
Areas of Law Plantiff Personal Injury, Corporate, Real Estate, Employment, Estates and Trust

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Name of Firm The Morris Law Group
Contact Person Sharon Byrne-Morris
sbyrne@morrislawyers.com 
Contact Information Tel: 905-526-8080
Fax: 905-521-1927
125 Main Street East
Hamilton, Ontario
L8N 3Z3
Website www.morrislawyers.com
Number of Lawyers 6
Number of Articling Positions Available 1
Did you hire back your last Articling Student? No
Do you have summer positions available? No
Areas of Law Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice.
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Name of Firm Pavoni Patton DiVincenzo LLP
Contact Person John Choe
jchoe@ppdlawyers.com  
Contact Information Tel: 905-529-1939
Fax: 905-527-3497
7th Floor - 4 Hughson Street South
Hamilton, Ontario
L8N 3Z1
Website N/A
Number of Lawyers 8
Number of Articling Positions Available 2
Did you hire back your last Articling Student? Yes
Do you have summer positions available? Yes
Areas of Law Civil Litigation - Primarily Insurance Defence. 
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Name of Firm Pelech, Otto & Powell
Contact Person Konstantine Ketsetzis
konstantine@poplaw.ca
Contact Information Tel: 905-522-4696
Fax: 905-528-6608
1 Main Street East, Suite 200
Hamilton, Ontario
L8N 1E7
Website www.poplaw.ca
Number of Lawyers 3
Number of Articling Positions Available 1-2
Did you hire back your last Articling Student? Yes
Do you have summer positions available? Yes
Areas of Law Real Estate, Civil Litigation, Family, Wills/Estates, and Corporate/Commercial.
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Name of Firm Ross & McBride LLP
Contact Person

Andrew Spurgeon
aspurgeon@rossmcbride.com

Brad Wiseman
bwiseman@rossmcbride.com 

Contact Information Tel: 905-526-9800
Fax: 905-526-0732
1 King Street West, 10th Floor
P.O. Box 907
Hamilton, Ontario
L8N 3P6
Website www.rossmcbride.com
Number of Lawyers 40
Number of Articling Positions Available 2-4
Did you hire back your last Articling Student? Yes
Do you have summer positions available? No
Areas of Law Full service law firm.
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Name of Firm Scarfone Hawkins LLP
Contact Person Colleen Yamashita
cyamashita@shlaw.ca
Contact Information Tel: 905-523-1333
Fax: 905-523-5878
1 James Street South, 14th Floor
P.O. Box 926, Depot #1
Hamilton, Ontario
L8N 3P9
Website www.shlaw.ca
Number of Lawyers 22
Number of Articling Positions Available 3-4
Did you hire back your last Articling Student? Yes
Do you have summer positions available? Yes, 3
Areas of Law Corporate, Commercial, Real Estate, Land Development, Intellectual Property and Technology, Secured Financing and Banking, Insolvency and Restructuring, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Accident Benefits, Class Actions, Litigation, Immigration, Labour and Employment, Health, Environmental, Wills and Estates.
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Name of Firm SimpsonWigle LAW LLP
Contact Person Luana Williams
luanaw@simpsonwigle.com
Contact Information Tel: 905-528-8411 Ext.364
Fax: 905-528-9008
1 Hunter Street East, Suite 200
Hamilton, Ontario
L8N 3W1
Website www.simpsonwigle.com
Number of Lawyers 30
Number of Articling Positions Available 2
Did you hire back your last Articling Student? Yes
Do you have summer positions available? No
Areas of Law Every area of law except criminal law and personal injury.

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Name of Firm Sullivan Festeryga LLP
Contact Person Joseph Fitzpatrick
jfitzpatrick@sfllp.ca
Contact Information Tel: 905-528-7963
Fax: 905-577-0077
One James Street South, 11th Floor
Hamilton, Ontario
L8P 4R5
Website

www.sfllp.ca

Number of Lawyers 23
Number of Articling Positions Available 2
Did you hire back your last Articling Student? Yes
Do you have summer positions available? No
Areas of Law General practice with an emphasis on Insurance Defence.
Young Lawyer Mentors Available
Are you currently a law student or articling student? Members of the Hamilton Law Association's New Lawyers' Subcommittee are available to speak with you regarding articling and working in Hamilton. 

For common questions regarding the program, please see our mandate and FAQ page here.


Please contact Laura Dickson, New Lawyers' Mentoring Contact, at ldickson@hughesamys.com, for more information.

Robert Half