In the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and for the duration of the Declaration of Emergency, the Frontenac Law Association (FLA) is announcing an initiative for local frontline and essential service workers with respect to obtaining wills and power of attorney documents at a “pay what you can afford” fee with a participating local lawyer.
It is the belief of the FLA Executive that this “pay what you can afford” will and power of attorney initiative will assist the public in this time of stress and need.
Members of the public who are frontline and essential service workers who wish to have wills or power of attorney documents completed should contact a lawyer participating in this initiative listed below.
Those with questions should contact FLA President, Warren WhiteKnight, at 613 384 5886 or email@example.com
HCLA defence lawyer Ruth Roberts of Bonn Law started a project to serve one brunch per month. These brunches are timed for the end of each month when social assistance cheques run out, and the brunch project has been a welcome addition for more than just a few people.
Now called the HCLA Brunch Bunch, they served their first ‘brunch’ at the Salvation Army on March 23, 2019. Lawyers and legal community volunteers have now done 5 brunches to date, and served approximately 700 people in Belleville. Many of the guests take food home with them to assist their families during the week.
There are plans to continue expanding the program over time with the aid of donations and funding. If you want to talk to Ruth about this legal community project, she can be reached at (613) 771-0600. Her secretary is Jeremy McCaughen.
June 17, 2020 // 1pm (30mins)
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June 18, 2020 // 1pm (30mins)
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June 9, 2020 // 2:00-3:00pm
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The 2020 Inaugural Fall Conference
Thursday, September 24th & Friday, September 25th, 2020
Ajax Convention Centre
Facilitators: DRLA Board of Directors Denise Branton & Kristen Bucci
It is a two day event hosted by the DRLA covering areas of practice which will
include Family, Wills and Estates, Employment, Civil, Corporate, Criminal law and more.
This event is not to be missed and will provide you with your CPD hours at a reasonable cost.
View flyer here & stay tuned for further details of the event, Agenda and registration details!