Toronto Lawyers Association

Toronto Lawyers Association
Toronto Lawyers Association
Legal Suppliers, The Profession

The Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) has had the same mandate for more than 130 years — to provide knowledge, advocacy, and community to lawyers in the City of Toronto.

Founded in 1885, the TLA offers a variety of learning opportunities through continuing professional development and skills training on topics such as legal trends and legislative and court decisions.

It offers support for the dual role of lawyer and business owner by providing educational sessions and guidance on practice and firm management, as well as a state-of-the-art legal library that contains printed and electronic sources of legal information.

The TLA acts as an advocate for its members before all levels of government, the Ontario Bar, the court system, and the public at large. It also participates in charitable events, communicates with other professional lawyers' associations, provides educational mock trials at area public schools, and sits on committees related to legal and courthouse issues.

In addition, the TLA provides members with opportunities to get involved in their legal, local, and social communities.

Toronto Lawyers Association In The News
TLA honours justice and lawyer during awards gala

A Supreme Court justice and a lawyer renowned for her commitment to youth in the criminal justice system have been honoured at the Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) Awards Gala, says executive director  Joan Rataic-Lang . Read more

TLA helps lawyers of all ages develop better research skills

Young lawyers have the most to gain from the Toronto Lawyers Association’s (TLA) practical approach to teaching legal research skills, its executive director  Joan Rataic-Lang tells .  Read more

TLA collaborating with the NCA Network

A new collaboration between the Toronto Lawyers Association  (TLA) and the NCA Network  promises to bring together a legal community of diverse backgrounds, and educational experiences, says TLA executive director  Joan Rataic-Lang . Read more

TLA intervenes in appeal over Superior Court wills decision

The Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) is looking forward to an appeal decision that will provide clarity for the Ontario bar and the association's hundreds of members who practise in the estates and trusts area, says executive director Joan Rataic-Lang . Read more

In-person networking one of the many benefits of TLA membership

The Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) reminds members of the benefits of real-world networking in a digital era, its executive director  Joan Rataic-Lang tells .  Read more

TLA urges provincial government to save Pro Bono Ontario

The provincial government must step in to save the vital cost-saving Pro Bono Ontario (PBO) program for self-represented litigants, Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) President Dirk Derstine , tells .  Read more

Pro Bono Law Ontario closing Law Help Centres

TORONTO — The Toronto Lawyers Association is deeply concerned by recent news that Pro Bono Law Ontario will be closing its Law Help Centres in both Toronto and Ottawa and encourages the Ontario government to assist with the stable funding needs of the program. Read more

Campion's TLA certificate teaches litigators to broaden their legal minds

In a time of increasing specialization in the legal profession, Toronto barrister John Campion wants civil litigators to think big.   Read more

Fifth Billiards with the Bar fundraiser: Lawyers Feed the Hungry marks 20 years

Fun, food and fundraising make for the perfect combination at the annual Billiards with the Bar  charity event, former Toronto Lawyers Association  (TLA) president Joseph Neuberger tells . Read more

Toronto Lawyers Association welcomes more input with new AG

A meeting with Ontario’s new Attorney General Caroline Mulroney, early in her term has leaders of the Toronto Lawyers Association confident the new government will listen to concerns of the legal profession more than the previous administration did, says TLA vice-president Margaret Waddell . Read more

TLA welcomes report urging juries get better payment, psychological help

Better compensation for jurors would be a positive step towards ensuring balanced juries, says Dirk Derstine , president of the Toronto Lawyers Association . Read more

New TLA president calls for separate downtown Toronto youth court

Mixing youths and adults accused of crimes at a new downtown courthouse could expose minors to exploitation,  Toronto Lawyers Association  (TLA) president Dirk Derstine tells . Read The Lawyer's Daily Read more

Author Greg Gilhooly to speak at TLA event

Greg Gilhooly, author, lawyer and sexual abuse survivor, will speak about criminal justice reform for victims of sexual assault at an upcoming Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) event. Read more

Justice Laskin receives TLA Award of Distinction

The increase in the number of women arguing appeals has led to improvements in appellate advocacy in Ontario, Court of Appeal Justice John Laskin tells the Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) gala upon receiving this year’s Award of Distinction . Read more

Medical assistance in death: what lawyers need to know

The new federal regulatory framework for medical assistance in dying carries many implications for different areas of law and an education program by the Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) provides counsel with up-to-date information that will help in their practices, says the organization’s president Melanie Manchee.  Read more

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