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.


Why become a YRLA Member?
  • 24 hour access to the library
  • Borrowing for office use
  • Lexis Advance Quicklaw and WestlawNext Canada access
  • Inclusion in the YRLA membership directory on our website
  • Distribution by email of professional notices, other YRLA notices and invitations
  • Reduced-rate CPDs + in-house Lunch & Learns


The YRLA cannot provide legal advice or research to the public, or recommend a lawyer. For information on finding legal help in Ontario please click here.

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Upcoming events

    • 10 Apr 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
    • Lawyers Lounge
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    The York Region Law Association



    Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care is a 301-bed specialty mental health hospital. Located on the shores of Georgian Bay in Penetanguishene, the hospital is home to the Waypoint Research Institute and also has the province's only high secure forensic mental health program for clients served by both the mental health and justice systems.

    Wednesday April 10, 2019

    Lawyers Lounge 3rd floor at 1:00 - 2:15 pm

    Lunch is Available


    Presient & CEO, Carol Lambie

    Vice -President of Clinical Servies, Rob Desroches  

    Member: $15.00 per person (HST incl)

    *Non-Member: $35.00 per person (HST incl)

    *Registration priority is given to YRLA members.  You will be placed on a wait list and notified if space available. 

     You will receive credit for 1 hour Substantive
    Please note:  Payment is required if registered (including non-attendance)

    • 16 Apr 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • 17700 Keele Street, Newmarket, RedCrest Golf Club

    You are cordially invited to attend: 

    The York Region Law Association 

    Annual General Meeting

    Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

    Please join us for an evening of cocktails, dinner, collegiality, and an opportunity to meet the Central East Bencher Candidates

    RedCrest Golf Club 

    17700 Keele Street, Newmarket

    (1/2 km north of Davis Drive West)


    Cocktails: 5:30 -  6:30 pm 

    Annual General Business Meeting 6:30 pm

    Full Course Dinner 7:00 pm 

    Members $50.00 per person (incl. hst)

    Junior Members** $35.00 per person (incl. hst)

    **Called to the Bar 2 years or less  

    RSVP by: April 11th, 2019 

    Please indicate any dietary restrictions upon registration

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