The Waterloo Region Law Association is the 6th largest law association in Ontario outside Toronto with membership of 620 lawyers and paralegals in Waterloo Region encompassing Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, New Hamburg and Elmira. Membership enables your Association to provide continuing education programs, dinners and other social events at a cost that is affordable to everyone. The Board of Trustees and various committees are committed to serving the best interests of the membership by providing a variety of social occasions and working events that will appeal to a wide spectrum of lawyers.
Our Board of Directors consists of 20 trustees that meet on the second Tuesday of the month. Members are elected on a rotating basis, each serving a two year term with the opportunity to stand for election at the end of their term. New nominations are presented at the Annual General Meeting of members held annually in April.
Standing Committees of the Waterloo Region Law Association are chaired by Trustees, however the general membership is invited to participate, make inquiries or suggestions regarding the activities of any committee. A list of committees and contact information is included under Standing Committees.
If you are curious about the history, symbolism and meaning behind the Waterloo Region Law Association Logo, click on About Our Crest to find out more.
In 2003, the Association instituted an award to recognize Waterloo Region lawyers who have consistently demonstrated civility, professionalism, consideration for colleagues and commitment to our local community. The Coulter A. Osborne Award for Integrity, Comity and Beneficence has been a well received and highly praised initiative of the law association.
The Waterloo Law Association Entrance Scholarship has been renewed for another 3 years. The award is administered by the five participating law schools. Click on WRLA Entrance Scholarship to find out how to apply.