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Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, March 28, 2023
    • 09:00
    • Wednesday, March 29, 2023
    • 16:00
    • LSO Webcast

    **Registration is now closed**

    17th Family Law Summit

    Tuesday, March 28, 2023, & Wednesday, March 29, 2023,
    9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    LSO Webinar (View this webcast-only program from your home or office computer)


    Kelly D. Jordan, C.S., Kelly D. Jordan Family Law Firm

    Shawn Richard, A. Shawn Richard Family and Estate Law

    Family law was impacted by the pandemic in a unique way. And now, in a changing legal landscape, you need to respond to new challenges with an innovative approach. Your family law community can help. Our informed speakers deliver an in-depth review, practical tips, guidance, and information designed to help you manage this complex and rapidly changing area of the law. Parenting, support, division of property, child protection, family violence, and more are covered. Don't miss out!

    • Hear from our judicial panel on oral and written advocacy
    • Get an update on torts and family law
    • Learn how to address mental health, reduce stress, and have a long meaningful career in family law
    • Find out how family law intersects with business, criminal, immigration, and tax law
    • Be aware of the latest issues in child protection law
    • Understand the impact of retirement on spousal support

      Click here to view the agenda.

      9 hr Substantive, 2 hr  Professionalism, 1 hr  EDI Professionalism

      Please note that 11+ participants are required to secure the group rate 50% off discount. WRLA will notify participants once registration has reached 11 participants.

      If 11 people register, the cost of the event will be $262.50 + tax ($34.13) for a total of $296.63 for WRLA members.

      Registration for this CPD will close on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at 9:00 a.m.

      (The WRLA will not be able to accept registrations after this date)

      **The WRLA must receive your payment  on or before 9:00 a.m. on March 21, 2023 in order to register you with LSO for this CPD.**

      • Thursday, March 30, 2023
      • 09:00 - 12:30
      • LSO Webinar

      Wills and Estates Refresher 2023

      Thursday, March 30, 2023, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 
      LSO Webinar (View this webcast-only program from your home or office computer)


      Ed Esposto, TEPAird & Berlis LLP

      Managing a successful wills and estates law practice requires a solid foundation of legal and practice principles, as well as the ability to skillfully manage your client’s expectations and needs. Our presenters guide you through the necessary steps of client communication, will drafting and reporting obligations using real-life scenarios, incisive commentary, and insight gained from their years of experience. Whether you are starting out, or looking for a solid refresh of basic principles, this is the program for you.

      • Analyze the most common drafting errors and how to avoid them
      • Hear more about client identification and verification, what to expect, and its impact on your practice
      • Gain useful tips to manage client’s expectations
      • Understand the substantial compliance regime and its limitations 

      2 h 30 min Substantive; 1 h Professionalism

      Please note that 11+ participants are required to secure the 50% off discount. The WRLA will notified participants once registration has reached 11 participants.

      If 11 people register, cost of the event will be $105 + tax ($13.65) for a total of $118.65 for WRLA members. 

      Registration for this CPD will close on Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.
      (We will not be able to accept registrations after this date)

      **We must receive your payment  on or before March 23, 2023 in order to register you with LSO for this CPD.**

      WRLA Cancellation Policy

      • Tuesday, April 04, 2023
      • 16:30 - 21:00
      • Bingemans, Ballroom A, 425 Bingemans Centre Dr, Kitchener, ON

      Registrants will be asked to select their dinner entree at the time of registration. To view options for entrees, please click here. Attendees can indicate any dietary restrictions at the time of registration. Cash bar will be available.


      • $110/person 
      • $765 for a table of eight (8).


      • AGM, Philip Room B, Bingemans
      • Coulter Osborne Awards Dinner,  Ballroom A, Bingemans

        We hope to see you there!

        Please RSVP your attendance by  4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 27, 2023

        • Friday, April 14, 2023
        • 10:00 - 14:00
        • The Lounge, WRLA Library, 85 Frederick St, Kitchener, ON

        Legal Robes Fittings and Orders at the
        WRLA Law Library

        When: Friday, April 14, 2023 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

        Where: The Lounge, WRLA Library, 85 Frederick St, Kitchener, ON

        Did you miss the legal attire fitting on February 14th, but still  require court apparel? Good news! Legal Attire Canada (David E. White Robes) from London, Ontario will be coming back into the WRLA Library for one more day to take measurements and orders for court robes and attire. The fitting date will be Friday, April 14, 2023 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. (drop-in)

        This is a great opportunity if you are being Call to the Bar in 2023 and require court apparel, or if you require new court robes and court apparel, or if  you need to update your current court robes and court apparel.

        To view a full list of products click here

         If you have any questions, please contact the WRLA Library. 

      Past events

      Tuesday, February 28, 2023 Annotated Employment Agreement Clauses 2023
      Thursday, January 26, 2023 The Annotated Will 2023
      Friday, December 16, 2022 2022 CRIMPOWR Holiday Party
      Thursday, December 08, 2022 WRLA Holiday Open House
      Monday, November 28, 2022 The Six-Minute Family Law Lawyer 2022
      Thursday, November 24, 2022 November 2022 Thirsty Thursday
      Thursday, November 17, 2022 The Six-Minute Real Estate Lawyer 2022
      Wednesday, November 16, 2022 Remote Resources for WRLA Members - vLex and Irwin Law
      Thursday, November 10, 2022 Coulter Osborne Awards Dinner
      Wednesday, October 19, 2022 25th Estates and Trusts Summit
      Wednesday, October 12, 2022 23rd Employment Law Summit
      Friday, September 16, 2022 Untangling the Web of High Conflict Family Law Cases
      Tuesday, September 06, 2022 Opening of the Courts
      Thursday, August 25, 2022 New Licensee and Law Student Courthouse and Law Library Orientation Tour
      Monday, June 27, 2022 Waterloo Region Law Association Annual Golf Tournament
      Tuesday, April 26, 2022 VLEX, Vincent and Irwin Law Collection Training
      Tuesday, February 01, 2022 Anti-Islamophobia Training Presented by the Coalition of Muslim Women of KW
      Wednesday, January 26, 2022 The Annotated Will 2022
      Thursday, December 09, 2021 WRLA Holiday Open House
      Wednesday, December 01, 2021 Centre for Mental Health Research and Treatment Presents Mental Health 101 for Legal Professionals
      Tuesday, September 28, 2021 Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late. Prevent Mental Illness and Mental Health Stigma in Your Workplace Before it Happens
      Tuesday, September 07, 2021 2021 Opening of the Courts
      Wednesday, August 25, 2021 Waterloo Region Law Association Annual Golf Tournament
      Monday, June 14, 2021 What Does a (New) Lawyer Need to Know About Running a Law Practice?
      Tuesday, June 01, 2021 FEMPOWR Spring Program – Knowing your Value – Defining your Brand – Building your Voice
      Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Mental Health for Legal Professionals Summit
      Wednesday, March 03, 2021 Mental Health & Wellbeing in the Legal Profession
      Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Parental Leaves in the Legal Profession
      Monday, December 21, 2020 WRLA Virtual Holiday Social
      Thursday, December 10, 2020 Sexual Violence and Gender Inequity in the Workplace (Free 2-Hour EDI Program)
      Tuesday, November 24, 2020 Negotiation, Reconciliation, Separation and/or Divorce: A Roadmap to Efficient Alternatives
      Saturday, November 07, 2020 How to Get Paid and Collect Your Fees Without Breaking the LSO's Rules
      Tuesday, October 06, 2020 A Discussion on COVID-19's Unique Impact on Women in the Legal Profession
      Thursday, September 24, 2020 FLOWR Meeting
      Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Opening of the Courts & Presentation of the Coulter Osborne Award
      Monday, August 24, 2020 CaseLines Webinar
      Saturday, August 22, 2020 How to Build a Dominant Web Presence Without Breaking the LSO Rules
      Friday, May 08, 2020 FLOWR Zoom Meeting
      Tuesday, April 07, 2020 Annual General Meeting

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      Caslelines: View an 18 minute Caselines tutorial on how to access, update, invite people and review evidence for cases:

      LSO CPD Assists: Complimentary On-Demand CPD from LSO. Program titles include: Working Virtually, Understanding Electronic Documents, Family Law CPDs, Paralegal CPDs, Wills & Estates, Real Estate and many more. Many of these CPDs can be counted toward Professionalism hours

      Ontario Paralegal Association  - Offers free CPD for paralegals

      WRLA CPD On-Demand - Waterloo Region Law Association CPD on demand is free for WRLA members.

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