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.