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Message from the President

This is my third report as President of The Hamilton Law Association, and the practice of law has continued to change even since my last report. Limitation periods and procedural time periods have been re-instituted after being suspended for a period of 26 weeks. Speaking more broadly, I am hopeful that we, as a profession, will not let this crisis go to waste. We have had to adapt to an increasingly virtual process of law. This is a unique opportunity that has allowed us to explore methods to be more proficient in the equitable administration of justice.

From my perspective, one of the HLA's greatest assets lay in our gatherings at brick and mortar locations across the City; these have been put on hold for the time being. Our staff and our volunteers have pivoted to become experts in Zoom technology to continue to allow us to come together in meaningful and impactful ways. This has been helpful and necessary, although meeting as a group, face to face, remains the most effective interaction and has other benefits that we all miss. We will certainly resume our meetings, in propria persona, when it is safe to do so...


The Hamilton Law Association supports and stands with Hamilton lawyers and paralegals in the call to end all forms of systemic racism and racial discrimination.


Notices to the Profession & COVID-19

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 Ontario 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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