The History of The Hamilton Law Association

The Hamilton Law Association is one of the oldest county and district law associations in the Province. It was created by the hard work and inspiration of Britton Bath Osler with the purpose to support a law library in the Court House, the general interests of the profession, and the good feeling and harmony of its members...

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Member Biographies  

The HLA History Committee has collected and published biographies of Distinguished Members and Past Presidents, as well as In Memoriam notices. If you have any biographical information you would like to provide, please email history@hamiltonlaw.on.ca.

Please click here to view the Biographical Summaries. 

History Donation Policy

Do you have biographical information, photos, archived materials or anecdotes about past or current Hamilton Law Association members? Why not contribute to The Hamilton Law Association History Committee? If you have any digital copies of photographs, newspaper clippings, videos, biographies, or any other material which you would like to contribute to our digital archive and webpage, please email them to history@hamiltonlaw.on.ca.

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History Committee

About the Committee

The Hamilton Law Association's History Committee is committed to preserving the rich and unique legal history of Hamilton and its surrounding areas. The Hamilton Law Association is one of the oldest in this country (est. 1879) and over the years has had many members - each of whom has contributed to the area's legal history. 

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More Information

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact the HLA's History Committee Chair, John Loukidelis (john@jltax.ca) or the HLA's History Committee Staff Member, Melanie Silvestro (msilvestro@hamiltonlaw.on.ca).