Become a HLA Member

Why Become a Member of The Hamilton Law Association?

The Hamilton Law Association exists to enable its members to become successful, respected and fulfilled in their profession.

Continuing Professional Development Programs

Members receive reduced rates to attend the approximately 32-36 Continuing Professional Development programs per year including:

  • Advocacy Conference
  • Commercial Litigation Seminar
  • Corporate Commercial Law Seminar
  • Employment Law Seminar
  • Estates & Trusts Seminar
  • Family Law Seminar
  • Joint Insurance Seminar
  • New Lawyers' Seminar
  • Real Estate Seminar
  • Roundtables and Workshops

Demonstrative Aids

Members may borrow for court at no charge:

  • data/video projector
  • ELMO document camera
  • overhead projector
  • TV / DVD
  • TV / VCR
  • CD Player
  • podium
  • easel / flipchart
  • x-ray viewer
  • skeleton
  • anatomical charts
  • spine
  • two portable projector screens (large and small)

Library Services

  • Access to the Anthony Pepe Memorial Law Library (24 hours per day, 7 days per week)
  • Library services such as legal reference, computer-assisted research, photocopying, printing, and fax service
  • Free access to Lexis Advanced Quicklaw and Practice Advisor, Rangefindr, Divorcemate, Obrien's Forms
  • Internet access (including wireless internet)

Lobbying

  • Hamilton Law Association Trustees and Officers lobby and network to represent the membership and local bar

Other Benefits

  • Access to the HLA's Lending Library (fiction & non-fiction titles)
  • Complimentary copy of the HLA Members' Directory
  • Invitation to our Annual Dinner
  • Invitation to our Members' Appreciation Lunch
  • Posting of members' contact information in the Find A Lawyer feature on our website
  • Several categories to make Hamilton Law Association membership accessible
  • Subscription to the HLA Journal
  • Access to Hamilton's rich legal history through the online History page

For more information, contact hla@hamiltonlaw.on.ca