Day for Truth & Reconciliation - September 30, 2022

This is a day to recognize the tragic legacy of the residential school system and the ways it continues to affect Indigenous Peoples in Canada. It is a day to mourn the children who did not return from residential school and to honour the survivors, their families, and the resilience of their communities. To allow for reflection on this important day, the Courts will be closed except for certain matters that must be heard:
  • In the Ontario Court of Justice, only Weekend and Statutory Holiday (bail) courts will operate.
  • In the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, urgent matters such as those heard on statutory holidays will be heard.
  • In the Court of Appeal for Ontario, no motions or appeals are scheduled for that day.
Library staff is working remotely. Contact Betty bdykstra@yorklaw.ca or Janet jmarchment@yorklaw.ca via email.

The York Region Law Association is a community focused professional organization of lawyers.

Using funds derived from membership fees and various grants, it operates and maintains the Law Association and Library, which is located at the Newmarket Courthouse.

The Association maintains standing committees which are mandated to regularly address concerns specific to the practice of law within the Region. These committees are in regular communication with the different levels of court as well as other offices and organizations.

The YRLA also organizes continuing legal education sessions and regular social functions, as well as informational and educational meetings.



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The YRLA cannot provide legal advice or research assistance to the public. These links may help you:

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  • Borrowing for office use
  • Lexis Advance Quicklaw, Practical Guidance, and WestlawNext Canada access
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  • Distribution by email of professional notices, other YRLA notices and invitations
  • Reduced-rate CPDs + in-house Lunch & Learns

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