YORK REGION LAW ASSOCIATION

Please Note: The Library will be staffed remotely Monday through Friday from 9am - 4pm until further notice. Members may still access the Library & Lounge with their security cards when the library is unstaffed. Please read the blog post for current information.  You can contact us by email at bdykstra@yorklaw.ca

**Membership renewal notices will go out on January 15, 2022**

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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INFORMATION FOR THE PUBLIC

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

General Legal Information (Updated August 2021)

Family Law (Updated August 2021)

Self-Represented Litigants Handbooks from the Canadian Judicial Council (Updated May 2021)


MEMBERSHIP

Why become a YRLA Member?
  • 24 hour access to the library
  • Borrowing for office use
  • Lexis Advance Quicklaw, Practical Guidance, 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


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Upcoming events

    • 21 Feb 2022


    • 26 Feb 2022


    York Region Law Association

    Gives back to the community!

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    Where do you go when you are told to stay home to protect yourself and others during Covid-19, but you are homeless?   The impact of being homeless has hit the vulnerable community hard.  The shelters have also been hard hit with Covid outbreaks and assistance due to public health regulations. The Coldest Night of the Year is Canada's National Walk for Homelessness. The YRLA was one of the Coldest Nights' top fundraisers in 2021. Let's do it again! 

    On February 26th the YRLA will walk to raise funds for Inn From the Cold Newmarket. IFTC has plans to build a new shelter and transitional housing next to the Newmarket Courthouse and currently provides an address for those in the Bail program.  Be part of the YRLA team by signing up as an individual or with your firm or family to participate in the walk.  You may also sponsor our team to help us achieve our fundraising goal.

    Register to be a Team Walker 
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    • 28 Feb 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Webcast
    Register

    We are  facilitating the group rate for the live webcast of the Family Law Refresher 2022 which can be viewed from home or at the convenience of your own office.  This is a YRLA Members Only rate

    Please note, if you cannot attend on these dates, you can still register and watch at a later date.  If we have fewer than 11 registrants, this program will be offered at a later date as a replay.

    • 28 Mar 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 29 Mar 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Online
    Register

    We are  facilitating the group rate for the live webcast of the 16th Family Law Summit which can be viewed from home or at the convenience of your own office.  This is a YRLA Members Only rate

    Please note, if you cannot attend on these dates, you can still register and watch at a later date.  
    • 6 Apr 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 7 Apr 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • LSO Webcast
    Register

    The York Region Law Association Real Estate Committee is pleased to offer LSO Continuing Professional Development programs to its members at reduced rates. We are  facilitating the group rate for the live webcast of the 19th Real Estate Law Summit which can be viewed from home or at the convenience of your own office. 

    Please note, if you cannot attend on these dates, you can still register and watch at a later date. This reduced rate is available to YRLA Members only.

    • 15 Apr 2022

    Library unstaffed

    • 18 Apr 2022

    Library unstaffed

    • 23 May 2022

    Library unstaffed

    • 31 May 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Webcast

    We will be opening registration soon

    • 1 Jul 2022

    Library unstaffed.

    • 1 Aug 2022

    Library unstaffed.

    • 5 Sep 2022

    Courts closed. Library unstaffed.

    • 10 Oct 2022

    Library unstaffed.

    • 11 Nov 2022

    Library unstaffed.

Past events

24 Dec 2021 Library Unstaffed
13 Dec 2021 Swearing-in of The Honourable Justice Jennifer Lynne Myers
8 Dec 2021 York Region Law Association Annual General Meeting Zoom
8 Dec 2021 York Region Law Association Annual General Meeting In Person
4 Dec 2021 Impaired and "Over 80" 2021
1 Dec 2021 The Six-Minute Family Law Lawyer 2021 webcast
17 Nov 2021 Caselines: Tips and Tricks for Effective Advocacy
15 Nov 2021 Civil Sittings
11 Nov 2021 Remembrance Day
9 Nov 2021 Video Replay: 18th Real Estate Law Summit
9 Nov 2021 Video Replay: 15th Family Law Summit
9 Nov 2021 Video Replay: Family Law Refresher
9 Nov 2021 Video Replay: Beyond the FSCO Report: Family Law and Pensions
1 Nov 2021 Fall Family Law Lunch
25 Oct 2021 Family Law Town Hall Meeting
21 Oct 2021 FRO Support Enforcement Through the Pandemic & Best Practices
30 Sep 2021 Truth & Reconciliation Day
14 Sep 2021 Opening of the Courts of Ontario 2021
6 Sep 2021 Labour Day
2 Aug 2021 Civic Holiday
21 Jul 2021 Swearing in of Justice Jessica Sickinger
1 Jul 2021 Canada Day
29 Jun 2021 Swearing in of Justice Paul Cooper
21 Jun 2021 Free CPD: Cross-Over Youth Project
14 Jun 2021 UNCONSCIOUS BIAS & SOCIALIZATION: Critical Insights towards an Anti-Racist, Anti-Oppressive Approach to Working in the Legal Profession
10 Jun 2021 Paint Night with the YRLA
25 May 2021 Spring 2021 Family Trial Sittings
24 May 2021 Victoria Day
19 May 2021 Mental Health for Legal Professionals Summit
17 May 2021 May Civil Sittings
5 May 2021 Beyond the FSCO Report: Family Law and Pensions
3 May 2021 The Spring Virtual Family Law Lunch 2021
8 Apr 2021 Bills C78 and 207: Reforming the Law & Changing the Culture – Webinar
5 Apr 2021 Easter Monday
2 Apr 2021 Good Friday
31 Mar 2021 Tips and Best Practices for Conducting a Virtual Trial
25 Feb 2021 YRLA/York Hills – Mediation Community Roundtable
15 Feb 2021 Family Day
25 Dec 2020 Library Unstaffed
8 Dec 2020 Mission Possible: Responses to Difficult Client Positions
5 Dec 2020 Impaired and "Over 80" 2020
1 Dec 2020 The Six-Minute Family Law Lawyer 2020 Webcast
18 Nov 2020 York Region Law Association Annual General Meeting
16 Nov 2020 Civil Trials CANCELLED (Non-Family)
11 Nov 2020 Remembrance Day
3 Nov 2020 The Fall Virtual Family Law Lunch
29 Oct 2020 14th Annual Family Law Summit Webcast
29 Oct 2020 Six-Minute Criminal Court Judge 2020
29 Oct 2020 Civil Litigation Refresher 2020
29 Oct 2020 Six-Minute Criminal Law Lawyer 2020
29 Oct 2020 Six-Minute Estates Lawyer 2020
29 Oct 2020 The Twelve-Minute Civil Litigator 2020
29 Oct 2020 Six-Minute Real Estate Lawyer 2020
12 Oct 2020 Thanksgiving
22 Sep 2020 Opening of the Courts
7 Sep 2020 Labour Day
3 Aug 2020 Civic Holiday
1 Jul 2020 Canada Day
18 Jun 2020 YRCAS Legal Webinar (Access to Information and Disclosure)
18 May 2020 Civil Trials POSTPONED
18 May 2020 Victoria Day
5 May 2020 Annual General Meeting POSTPONED
4 May 2020 Spring Family Law Lunch 2020 POSTPONED
13 Apr 2020 Easter Monday
10 Apr 2020 Good Friday
8 Apr 2020 CPD Gender & the Offender POSTPONED
26 Mar 2020 14th Annual Family Law Summit Webcast POSTPONED FOR NOW
11 Mar 2020 HSJCC Lunch & Learn: York Region Opioid Action Plan
27 Feb 2020 YRLA Judges Dinner
20 Feb 2020 FLLSSP OBA CPD
17 Feb 2020 Family Day
22 Jan 2020 HSJCC CPD: Development Disability/Acquired Brain Injury & the Justice System
25 Dec 2019 Library Unstaffed
19 Dec 2019 Impaired and "Over 80" 2019
17 Dec 2019 New Practice Direction for Provincial Offences Act Appeals
12 Dec 2019 Jingle Jingle Mix & Mingle
2 Dec 2019 The Six-Minute Family Law Lawyer 2019 Webcast
29 Nov 2019 "Swearing-out" Ceremony for The Honourable Justice Peter Borque
28 Nov 2019 "Swearing-out" Drop-in for The Honourable Justice Peter Borque
27 Nov 2019 Criminal Lunch & Learn: Bill C-75
26 Nov 2019 CPD Lunch & Learn: Domestic Violence Community Treatment Court
18 Nov 2019 Civil Sittings
13 Nov 2019 Video Replay: The Six-Minute Estates Lawyer 2019
13 Nov 2019 Video Replay: The Six-Minute Criminal Lawyer 2019
13 Nov 2019 Video Replay: Criminal Law Refresher 2019
13 Nov 2019 Video Replay: Civil Litigation Refresher 2019
11 Nov 2019 Remembrance Day
5 Nov 2019 "Swearing-out" Drop-in for The Honourable Justice William Gorewich
4 Nov 2019 Fall Family Law Lunch 2019
14 Oct 2019 Thanksgiving
10 Oct 2019 Intensive Child Protection Training Primer Live Webcast
2 Sep 2019 Labour Day
5 Aug 2019 Civic Holiday
19 Jun 2019 HSJCC CPD: Hate Motivated Crime
12 Jun 2019 VYSAs: Providing Services for 16 and 17 year old Youth Under the CYFSA including VYSAs: What You Should Know
30 May 2019 Waffle Bar
24 May 2019 Limited Library Services
22 May 2019 One Third is Different than Two Thirds: Parole and Related Issues
13 May 2019 Civil Sittings
8 May 2019 Pitfalls in Private Mortages
7 May 2019 Mock Trials Final
6 May 2019 Spring Family Law Lunch 2019
29 Apr 2019 Mock Trials
16 Apr 2019 Annual General Meeting
10 Apr 2019 Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care Lunch & Learn
18 Mar 2019 13th Annual Family Law Summit Webcast
31 Jan 2019 Children, Matrimonial Homes and Court Orders – When Criminal Law and Family Law Collide
7 Nov 2018 The New Drugged Driving Regime
5 Nov 2018 Fall Family Law Lunch
24 Oct 2018 Procedural and Courtroom Changes
17 Oct 2018 Judicial Advocacy Tips
10 Oct 2018 Building your Practice
12 Sep 2018 Go Standard: Save Time, Reduce the Risk
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