The Hamilton Law Association

Articling in Hamilton

The Hamilton Law Association was founded in 1879, and today includes over 900 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. 

For a full description of all Hamilton has to offer to our students, please download our Articling Brochure.

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 about the program, please see our mandate and FAQ page

New Lawyers' Subcommittee Mentoring Contact: Augustine Krawchenko, Krawchenko Law - aek@krawchenkolaw.com

Articling Recruitment Procedures for the 2023-2024 Term

Please visit the Law Society of Ontario's website for the full 2023-2024 Articling Recruitment Procedures

Articling candidates will also find the LSO's Articling Candidates webpage helpful. 

List of Firms Hiring Students

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
21 King Street West, 11th floor
Hamilton, Ontario
L8P 4W7

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


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

11

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

Plaintiff Personal Injury, Insurance Denfence, Civil Litigation, Real Estate, Corporate/Commercial 


Name of Firm

Hamilton Crown Attorney's Office

Contact Person

Mary Elizabeth Lee
Mary-elizabeth.Lee@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?

Yes

Areas of Law

Criminal Law.


Name of Firm

DiVincenzo Volaric LLP

Contact Person

John Choe
jchoe@vdvlawyers.com

Contact Information

Tel: 905-529-1939
Fax: 905-527-3497
21st Floor, 25 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario
L8P 1H1

Website

www.divincenzovolaric.com

Number of Lawyers

8

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

Civil Litigation - Primarily Insurance Defence. 


Name of Firm

 George Street Law Group LLP

Contact Person

Lindsey D. Mazza 
lmazza@georgestreetlaw.ca
Samuel I. Nash 
snash@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

17

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

Family Law, Corporate, Civil Litigation, Employment Law, Real Estate, Wills and Estate, Charity and Not-For-Profit


Name of Firm

Gowling WLG Canada LLP

Contact Person

Heather McKenzie
Heather.McKenzie@gowlingwlg.com

Contact Information

Tel: 519-571-7617
Fax: 905-523-6811
One Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario
L8P 4Z5

Website

www.gowlingwlg.com

Number of Lawyers

48

Number of Articling Positions Available

4

Did you hire back your last Articling Student?

Yes, 2 of 4 in 2020

Do you have summer positions available?

Yes

Areas of Law

Advocacy, Corporate/Commercial, Intellectual Property, Mortgage Enforcement/Recovery Services.

 

Name of Firm

Harvey Katz Professional Corporation

Contact Person

Eli Jakubovic
applications@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?

Yes

Areas of Law

Civil litigation with emphasis on Personal Injury Law, Real Estate Law, Wills & Estates, and Corporate Law


Name of Firm

Inch Hammond Professional Corporation

Contact Person

Kelly G. Fawcett
fawcett@inchlaw.com

Contact Information

Tel: 905-525-4481
Fax: 905-525-0031
1 King St. W. Suite 500
Hamilton, Ontario
L8P 4X8

Website

www.inchlaw.com

Number of Lawyers

11

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

Bankruptcy and Insolvency; Cannabis Law; Commercial and Corporate Litigation; Construction Law; Contract Law; Corporate Law; Defamation Law; Indigenous Business Law; Labour and Employment Law; Leases and Leasing; Real Estate Law; Taxation Law


Name of Firm

Mackesy Smye LLP

Contact Person

Alana Crugnale
crugnale@mackesysmye.com

Contact Information

Tel: 905-525-2341 
Fax: 905-525-6300
2 Haymarket Street
Hamilton, Ontario
L8N 1G7

Website

www.mackesysmye.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

Primarily Plantiff Personal Injury, Corporate, Real Estate, Employment, Wills and Estates


Name of Firm

Ross & McBride LLP

Contact Person

Francesca Rollo - frollo@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

43

Number of Articling Positions Available

3 - 4

Did you hire back your last Articling Student?

Yes

Do you have summer positions available?

No

Areas of Law

Full service law firm.


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

28

Number of Articling Positions Available

3

Did you hire back your last Articling Student?

Yes, 3 of 3

Do you have summer positions available?

No

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.

 

Name of Firm

Simpson Wellenreiter LLP

Contact Person

Anthony Wellenreiter

awellenreiter@wellenreiter.ca

Contact Information

Tel: 905-525-4520
950 King St W.
Hamilton, ON, L8S 1K8

Website

www.simpsonwellenreiter.ca

Number of Lawyers

2

Number of Articling Positions Available

1

Did you hire back your last Articling Student?

No

Do you have summer positions available?

Yes

Areas of Law

Estates & Wills, Real Estate Business Law, Agricultural Law, Litigation


Name of Firm

SimpsonWigle LAW LLP

Contact Person

Hussein Hamdani

husseinh@simpsonwigle.com

Contact Information

Tel: 905-528-8411 ext. 336
Fax: 905-528-9008
1 Hunter Street East, Suite 200
Hamilton, Ontario
L8N 3W1

Website

www.simpsonwigle.com

Number of Lawyers

31

Number of Articling Positions Available

2 or 3

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, family law and insurance.


Name of Firm

Sullivan Festeryga LLP

Contact Person

Jasmina Mrkalj-Skelly

jmrkalj-skelly@sfllp.ca

phone extension #144

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

19

Number of Articling Positions Available

2

Did you hire back your last Articling Student?

Yes, 1 of 2

Do you have summer positions available?

No

Areas of Law

General practice with an emphasis on Defence Litigation.


Name of Firm

Virk Personal Injury Lawyers

Contact Person

Baldeep Virk
virk@virklawyers.com

Contact Information

Tel: 905-521-8888
Fax: 905-521-8858
293 Wellington Street North
Hamilton, Ontario
L8L 8E7

Website

www.virklawyers.com

Number of Lawyers

2

Number of Articling Positions Available

1

Did you hire back your last Articling Student?

N/A

Do you have summer positions available?

Yes

Areas of Law

Plaintiff Personal Injury



The Hamilton Law Association 

45 Main Street East, Suite 500Hamilton, ON L8N 2B7

Tel:(905) 522-1563 

Fax: (905) 572-1188

hla@hamiltonlaw.on.ca

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