• 5th Annual Advocacy Skills Workshop

    February 1st, 2018
    12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    7th Floor Jurors' Lounge
    John Sopinka Courthouse
    (45 Main Street East, Hamilton)

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  • 16th Annual Estates & Trusts Seminar

    February 8th, 2018
    1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Sheraton Hamilton Hotel - Grand Ballroom
    (116 King Street West, Hamilton) 

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  • 13th Annual Commercial Litigation Seminar

    February 21st, 2018
    9:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
    Sheraton Hamilton Hotel - East Ballroom
    (116 King Street West, Hamilton)

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Latest HLA News

FOLA Addresses LAO Financial Challenges

Posted on: Feb 10, 2017

Federation of Ontario Law Association Chair Eldon Horner and Legal Aid Committee Chair Jane Robertson penned a letter, dated January 9th, 2017, addressed to Legal Aid Ontario President and CEO David Field regarding the financial challenges and restructuring plans of Legal Aid Ontario.

Eldon Horner and Jane Robertson "FOLA has long enjoyed a productive relationship with Legal Aid Ontario, based on candid and honest dialogue between us. We want to continue this productive relationship and to provide LAO a platform to inform the practising bar across Ontario of your plans and initiatives, but also to be a conduit for the concerns and ideas of the bar for LAO. We look forward to continued dialogue on this topic in the months to come." READ MORE.

David Field's response, dated January 23rd, 2017, includes "We appreciate your concerns about our deficit. This deficit represents nearly six percent of LAO's overall budget. LAO takes this development very seriously and, as you are
aware, has announced a number of proposed measures to address this situation. We
also welcome the upcoming review as an opportunity to confirm that our plan will
address the deficit. We appreciate the Attorney General's interest in the matter and
welcome the opportunity to work with MAG and to review our processes and projections
to ensure that low income Ontarians continue to receive the high quality services they
need." READ MORE.

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FOLA News

FOLA Addresses LAO Financial Challenges

Posted on: Feb 10, 2017

Federation of Ontario Law Association Chair Eldon Horner and Legal Aid Committee Chair Jane Robertson penned a letter, dated January 9th, 2017, addressed to Legal Aid Ontario President and CEO David Field regarding the financial challenges and restructuring plans of Legal Aid Ontario.

Eldon Horner and Jane Robertson "FOLA has long enjoyed a productive relationship with Legal Aid Ontario, based on candid and honest dialogue between us. We want to continue this productive relationship and to provide LAO a platform to inform the practising bar across Ontario of your plans and initiatives, but also to be a conduit for the concerns and ideas of the bar for LAO. We look forward to continued dialogue on this topic in the months to come." READ MORE.

David Field's response, dated January 23rd, 2017, includes "We appreciate your concerns about our deficit. This deficit represents nearly six percent of LAO's overall budget. LAO takes this development very seriously and, as you are
aware, has announced a number of proposed measures to address this situation. We
also welcome the upcoming review as an opportunity to confirm that our plan will
address the deficit. We appreciate the Attorney General's interest in the matter and
welcome the opportunity to work with MAG and to review our processes and projections
to ensure that low income Ontarians continue to receive the high quality services they
need." READ MORE.

Contact

View All Job Opportunities

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Message from the President

One of the priority items to come out of the HLA Members Survey was that the membership wants us to work to improve the public image of lawyers. Indeed, if you search for lawyer quotes, you will have no trouble finding negative characterizations:

• “The trouble with the law is lawyers” (Clarence Darrow)

• “It is better to become a mouse in a cat’s mouth than a man in a lawyer’s hands” (Unknown, Spanish Proverb)

• “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers” (Henry VI, Part II, Act IV, William Shakespeare)

I decided to survey the Trustees with respect to their involvement in the community. The result was heartwarming. It produced the following list of organizations to which 10 members of the Board of Trustees have given their time in the last few years.....READ MORE


Robert Hooper, President 2017-2018

The Hamilton Law Association

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 page.

This Web site 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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