Federation of Ontario Law Associations

ASSOCIATION & OTHER EVENTS

Hastings County Law Association Brunch Bunch (monthly event!)

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. 

FAMILY LAW LIMITED SCOPE SERVICES

January 18, 2020

Epstein, Cole LLP393 University Avenue, Suite 2200 , Toronto

The Family Law Limited Scope Services project is excited to support the first Ontario family legal coaching in Toronto on Jan 18th, 2020.  The program runs all day and qualifies for 3 professionalism hours.  Registration fees have been reduced due to $250 support from the project.   REGISTER BELOW.


For more information about legal coaching generally, visit:  https://www.familylawlss.ca/legal-coaching/.


HALTON LAW "OPEN BAR" SERIES

January 27, 2020 – Year in Review

This is one program you do not want to miss. Our speakers will review and discuss the top 2019 domestic and child protection cases. This presentation and supporting papers will be invaluable to you moving forward in 2020, on top of your game!

View series flyer here

EFFECTIVE MEDIATION ADVOCACY: A MASTER CLASS FOR JUNIOR & MID-CAREER LAWYERS

Thursday, January 30, 2020

5:15 pm - 7:30 pm

Toronto Lawyers Association

361 University Avenue, Courthouse, Rotunda 2nd floor, TLA Lawyers Lounge

Innovative. Interactive. Timely. Topical. 

Join experienced mediator and settlement counsel, Mitchell Rose, in this masterclass. A former civil litigator, he will explore the various issues: 40 tips for excelling at mediation advocacy in civil disputes ; Recent case law, legislation and Rules of Professional Conduct you need to know about ; When – and when not – to mediate ; and more.

This program contains 45 minutes of Professionalism Content, 15 minutes of EDI Content and 65 minutes of Substantive Content.

Members $90.00 + HST 

Member Licensing Candidates and New Calls $20.00 + HST 

Non-Members and Friends of the TLA $120.00 + HST 

TRICKS OF THE TRADE 2020

Friday, January 31, 2020

9:00 am - 4:00 pm  | Networking reception to follow

The Carlu (College Park), 444 Yonge Street, 7th Floor, Toronto

Tricks of the Trade is ‘THE’ conference for the personal injury bar, addressing current challenges for both plaintiff and defense counsel. Attend this exceptional program and hear directly from judges and senior litigators on the trends of 2019 and what to expect in the year ahead. If you practise personal injury law, this is one conference you cannot afford to miss!

TAS Member starts at $539.10 + HST

TAS Junior Member starts at $494.10 + HST

Non-Member starts at $647.10 + HST 

Early Bird Registration Ends December 20, 2019

HAMILTON LAW ASSOCIATION: 15th ANNUAL COMMERCIAL LITIGATION SEMINAR

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Sheraton Hotel Hamilton - East Ballroom
(116 King Street West, Hamilton)


7th ANNUAL ADVOCACY SKILLS WORKSHOP

Thursday, February 20, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7th Floor Jurors' Lounge
John Sopinka Courthouse
(45 Main Street East, Hamilton)

HALTON LAW "OPEN BAR" SERIES

February 24, 2020 – Tips on Dealing with the Self-Represented Litigant

Self-represented litigants are an increasingly common challenge facing lawyers in family law matters. This is so whether the individual is the opposing party or a client receiving unbundled services from you or for whom you provide limited representation. Either way it is important to practice defensively so as to avoid a complaint or claim and to know your professional obligations owed to these litigants, the court and other members of the profession. Join us for a discussion of best practices, tips and effective strategies, to help you deal with these often-difficult litigants, including how to best assist them when you are prepared to provide unbundled services or act for them on a limited scope retainer, from retainer agreements to costs. This program will offer you perspectives from the Bar, the Bench, the Law Society, and LawPro.

 View series flyer here

18th ANNUAL ESTATES & TRUSTS SEMINAR

Thursday, February 27, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sheraton Hotel Hamilton - Grand Ballroom
(116 King Street West, Hamilton)

2020 Courthouse Series: Getting to the Point

Multiple dates and cities (see below)

Effective written and oral advocacy is critical to your success as a litigator. Attend the 2020 Courthouse Series: Getting to the Point, and learn practical strategies for clear and concise written and oral advocacy. Hear from an outstanding faculty of experienced advocates and judges on how to focus your evidence and argument on the key points needed to win your case. Learn how to draft clear and concise affidavits and make precise and persuasive oral submissions. Dynamic live and video demonstration will showcase a wide range of advocacy styles. Coming to a city near you in 2020!


Price: Registration Fee Starting at $129.95


February 27, 2020 – London https://www.advocates.ca/TAS/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=CHLON20

February 27, 2020 – Ottawa https://www.advocates.ca/TAS/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=CHOTT20

March 4, 2020 – Sudbury https://www.advocates.ca/TAS/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=CHSUD20

March 5, 2020 – Windsor https://www.advocates.ca/TAS/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=CHWIN20

March 10, 2020 – Thunder Bay  https://www.advocates.ca/TAS/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=CHTB20

March 11, 2020 – Barrie https://www.advocates.ca/TAS/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=CHBAR20 

May 4, 2020 – Milton https://www.advocates.ca/TAS/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=CHMIL20

May 14, 2020 – Kitchener (Session 1 only) https://www.advocates.ca/TAS/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=CHKIT201

May 28, 2020 – Kitchener (Session 2 only) https://www.advocates.ca/TAS/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=CHKIT202

May 14 & 28, 2020 – Kitchener (Sessions 1 & 2) https://www.advocates.ca/TAS/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=CHKIT203

HLA SOLICITORS' DINNER

Thursday, March 5, 2020
The Hamilton Club

(6 Main Street East, Hamilton)

Cocktails at 5:30 p.m.  •  Dinner at 6:30 p.m.

PROTECTING THE RECORD: ADVICE FOR TRIAL LAWYERS FROM THE APPEAL's PERSPECTIVE

Monday, March 30, 2020

5:15 pm – 7:00 pm

Toronto Lawyers Association

361 University Avenue, Courthouse, Rotunda 2nd floor, TLA Lawyers Lounge

Are you an experienced trial lawyer who wants to take steps to improve your client’s position on a possible appeal? Are you new to trial work and would like to know what you can do to protect the record? Would you like some tips and tricks for success on what might be your first appeal? This program is designed to give you an appeal’s perspective so that you can maximize the conduct of a trial and improve your client’s position in the event of on appeal.

This program is accredited for 30 minutes of Professionalism Content and 75 minutes of Substantive Content.

Members $90.00 + HST 

Member Licensing Candidates and New Calls $20.00 + HST 

Non-Members and Friends of the TLA $120.00 + HST 

WHAT LAW SCHOOL DIDN'T TEACH YOU: HANGING OUT YOUR OWN SHINGLE

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

5:15 pm – 7:00 pm | Followed by a Networking Event

Toronto Lawyers Association

361 University Avenue, Courthouse, Rotunda 2nd floor, TLA Lawyers Lounge

Law school didn’t teach you how to start a law firm.  It can be rewarding but how do you create the law practice of your dreams? Many self-employed lawyers learn by trial and error. Why buy an untried ladder to hang up your shingle when the TLA offers this program? We’ll help you learn from those of your colleagues who have not only done it, but have already been up and down the ladder in various contexts.

This program contains 90 minutes of Professionalism Content.

Members $90.00 + HST 

Member Licensing Candidates and New Calls $20.00 + HST 

Non-Members and Friends of the TLA $120.00 + HST 

SO YOU WANT TO BE A JUDGE?

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

5:15 pm – 7:00 pm | Followed by a Networking Event

Toronto Lawyers Association

361 University Avenue, Courthouse, Rotunda 2nd floor, TLA Lawyers Lounge

Come and listen to our expert panelists candidly discuss and de-mystify the judicial application and appointment process. Hear how you can navigate this process for the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice and Federal Court of Canada. This unique program will address such topics as: What are the most critical selection criteria? ; How can you stand out? ; When in your career should you apply? ; and more.

This program is accredited for 60 minutes of Professionalism Content and 30 minutes of EDI Content.

Members $90.00 + HST 

Member Licensing Candidates and New Calls $20.00 + HST 

Non-Members and Friends of the TLA $120.00 + HST 

HALTON LAW "OPEN BAR" SERIES

April 28, 2020 – The Crossover between Family Law and Criminal Law

At one time or another, nearly all family law lawyers find themselves either representing clients or dealing with opposing parties who have had contact with the criminal justice system. From arrest and bail to trial and sentencing, the process can be complex. Join us for a crash course in the most important issues in criminal law that can “cross-over” into family law matters and how to handle them.

View series flyer here.