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The Waterloo Region Law Association (WRLA) formed in Kitchener in December 1895 by a group of 36 lawyers, and is now the sixth largest law association in Ontario. The WRLA was originally formed as a professional association to provide a law library to its members.

Today, this not-for-profit association continues to provide valuable library and research services through the Library and Practice Resource Centre in the Waterloo Region Courthouse. The Association offers advocacy, continuing legal education, social events, library services and guidance through the ongoing challenges facing the profession.

The Waterloo Region Law Association has grown into a thriving community of over 600 lawyers and paralegals from Waterloo, Kitchener and Cambridge and surrounding townships of North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmont and Woolwich.

The WRLA is governed by a volunteer board of 20 lawyers and paralegals from all practice areas and represents all sizes of firms.

  • Thursday, June 04, 2020 10:23 | Anonymous

    Small Claims Court operations have been expanded to include select settlement conferences, to be conducted remotely.

    Click here for more information in the updated notice.

  • Thursday, June 04, 2020 09:47 | Anonymous

    We’ve just heard some excellent news that we are pleased to pass along to all of our members! Lexis has extended the 30-day trial until June 30, 2020.

    During the COVID-19 crisis, LexisNexis Canada is offering Courthouse Library staff the opportunity to provide a link for a free 30-day trial of the Lexis Advance Quicklaw service to lawyers upon request. This means you can get remote access to our library subscription of Lexis Advance for 30 days. 

    Our library subscription includes case law, legislation, Lexis Practice Advisor and an excellent collection of texts and commentary.

    To request your 30-day trial, please click here!

    Additional Resources

    LexisNexis Canada has also extended free access to the following useful resources during the crisis:

    Thank you to our friends at Lexis!

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2020 12:40 | Anonymous

    Senior Regional Justice Harrison Arrell has announced an amendment to the to the Central South Expansion Notice effective May 26, 2020.  READ NOTICE

  • Thursday, May 21, 2020 12:46 | Anonymous

    Melissa Miller, Supervisor Court Operations at the Waterloo Region Courthouse has announced that if any lawyers have any Family orders that they would like issued now, they can either drop them off at the courthouse or send them via email to kitchener.courthouse@ontario.ca and they will issue them now (emailing the orders to them is just a temporary option and may not be available once normal court operations resume).



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