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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.

  • Wednesday, August 12, 2020 16:28 | Anonymous

    The SCJ has replaced Provincial Practice Direction Regarding Criminal Proceedings with the Provincial Practice Direction / Amendment to the Criminal Proceedings Rules Regarding Criminal Proceedings. CLICK HERE to read the Practice Direction.

  • Tuesday, August 11, 2020 09:02 | Anonymous

    As of August 10, 2020, the Small Claims Court has expanded the range of settlement conferences it will hear. CLICK HERE to see the updated Small Claims Court Notice.  

  • Tuesday, August 11, 2020 08:58 | Anonymous

    The Ontario Court of Justice (OCJ) has issued new two notices to the profession:

    1. COVID-19: Scheduling of Family Matters in the Ontario Court of Justice (August 10, 2020). CLICK HERE to read Notice
    2. Notice to the Legal Profession and the Public regarding the process of electronically submitting documents at the Ontario Court of Justice (updated August 10, 2020) CLICK HERE to read Notice.
  • Monday, August 10, 2020 14:16 | Anonymous

    The Solicitor General has released a notice regarding prisoner transport. CLICK HERE to read the notice.



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