The Hamilton Law Association

Continuing Professional Development Committee

Eric Nanayakkara, Chair, Continuing Professional Development Committee

The Continuing Professional Development Committee consists of a Chair and Vice-Chair appointed by the President and six to seven members, six of whom should practice primarily in the respective areas of Real Estate, Wills and Trusts, Corporate Law, Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Family Law, and at least one of whom shall have practised not more than five years.

Continuing Professional Development Committee Mandate

  1. To develop Continuing Professional Development programs, conferences and events for the Association;
  2. To assess and interpret the needs and expectations of Association members regarding Continuing Professional Development;
  3. To assess, revise, add and/or delete, as necessary, existing Continuing Professional Development programs; 
  4. To manage, develop and coordinate Continuing Professional Development activities with other groups offering same such as the Law Society of Ontario, and the Canadian Bar Association 

2023-2024 Committee Members

Eric Nanayakkara, (Chair) Regency Law Group 905-383-0500
Jennifer Vrancic, Scarfone Hawkins LLP 905-523-1333
Nigel Smith, Nigel Smith Family Law  905-572-7447
Paul Ingrassia, Ingrassia Macaluso & Associates  905-527-4572

Bianca Zimperi, Harvey Katz Law Office

Gregory Mallia, Regency Law Group 905-383-0500
Rebbecca Phillips, Ross & McBride LLP 905-526-9800

Katerina Svozilkova, Hughes & Cooper LLP

Alisa Williams, Alisa Family Law 905-528-9000

To speak to an HLA staff person regarding the Continuing Professional Development Committee, please contact us at: (905) 522-1563 or

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