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    • Tuesday, June 13, 2023
    • 13:00
    • Dundee Country Club, 1801 Queen St, New Dundee, ON



    On Tuesday, June 13, 2023, please join us at Dundee Country Club for a day of sun, golf and fun! 18 holes of golf kicks off at 1:00 pm with a shotgun start. A buffet dinner will be held at the end of the tournament.

    Don't miss out on our Early Bird Registration rates.

    • WRLA Member: $190.00/person*
    • WRLA Non-Member: $220.00/person*
    • WRLA Member Practicing 5 or less years & Articling Students: $170.00/person *
    • Foursome: $740
    • Buffet Only: $75.00 ***

    Registration for this event closes on Monday, June 5, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

    WRLA Golf Tournament Schedule:

    • Check-in opens at 12:00 p.m. (box lunches will be distributed)
    • Tee off at 1:00 p.m.
    • Buffet dinner at 5:30 p.m.

    Please register early to enjoy a great day on the course at the Waterloo Region Law Association's annual golf tournament.

    Thank you so much for your support of the Waterloo Region Law Association.  Looking forward to seeing you there.

      ** Participants can indicate any dietary restrictions at the time of registration.

      ** Participants can indicate a foursome at the time of registration.

      • Thursday, June 15, 2023
      • 12:00 - 13:00
      • Zoom

      What Legal Practitioners Should Know Before Joining a Board


      Thursday, June 15, 2023 (12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.)


      View this webcast-only program from your home or office computer


      Gwenyth Stadig, Miller Thomson 

      Click here to read Gwenyth's biography.


      Gwenyth Stadig, a lawyer in Miller Thomson LLP’s Social Impact Group, will present on key issues for legal practitioners to be aware of when considering whether to join the board of directors of a charity or not-for-profit organization. While it is an important and socially responsible endeavour to assist these types of organizations there are risks to be aware of. Gwenyth will suggest several key questions for legal practitioners to ask about the organization before joining the board so that practitioners have more awareness regarding what they are getting themselves into. She will also discuss how practitioners should be aware of potential conflicts of interest while acting as a director and how practitioners should actively seek to avoid them. The presentation will then discuss the related topic of how to avoid receiving - or being perceived to receive - a personal benefit while acting as director of a charity. 

      This presentation is targeted towards lawyers and paralegals, as well as other members of the Waterloo Region Law Association such as law students.

      CPD Hours

      This program contains 45 minutes of Professionalism Content


      WRLA members are free.

      • Friday, June 16, 2023
      • 12:00 - 13:30
      • Virtual


      Anti- Black Racism Training


      Friday, June 16, 2023 (12:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m.)


      View this webcast-only program from your home or office computer

      CPD Hours

      This program contains 1 hour and 30 minutes of EDI Professionalism Content


      Destiny Udoh, StrategistCanadian Equality Consulting


      We have partnered with Canadian Equality Consulting to conduct a 90-minute training session on Anti-Black Racism. This training will equip participants with the foundational knowledge, tools, and resources to identify the prevalence of anti-Black racism, and learn how to actively and intentionally build an anti-racist workplace. 


      WRLA Members: Free

      Non members: $75.00

      • Friday, June 23, 2023
      • 09:00 - 16:30
      • Waterloo Region Courthouse, 85 Frederick St, Kitchener, ON Room LL401


      Mental Health Commission of Canada:
      Mental Health First Aid Training

      This program contains 6 hours of Professionalism Content and 3 hours of EDI Professionalism Content

      Date : Friday, June 23, 2023 (9:00 am - 4:30 pm)

      Where: In-person at Waterloo Region Courthouse, 85 Frederick St, Kitchener, ON  Room LL401

      Speaker: Sarah Stewart

      This workshop is available to WRLA members and their staff

      Registration is limited, so please register early. We will require at least 8 people to register to hold this workshop. 

      The Mental Health Commission of Canada reports that one in every five Canadians experiences a mental health problem within a year. While we often know a lot about physical illness, there tends to be less knowledge about mental health or substance use problems. This lack of understanding leads to fear and negative attitudes toward individuals living with mental health or substance use problems. It prevents people from seeking help and providing appropriate support to people around them.

      Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is offered to someone with an emerging mental health or substance use problem or in crisis, until appropriate treatment is found or the situation resolves. An evidence-based course, MHFA Standard  has been proven to give participants:

      • The tools to recognize signs of decline in mental well-being.
      • The ability to talk about their mental health.
      • The knowledge to discuss professional and other supports that could help with recovery or improved mental well-being.
      • The confidence to reach out to these supports.
      • The tools to assist during a mental health or substance use crisis.
      • The knowledge to use MHFA actions to maintain one’s own mental wellness.


      This 9-hour course opens with a self-directed module (Module 1) that focuses on the information and strategies that participants will discuss and practice throughout the live classroom modules (Modules 2 and 3). Course participants will complete Module 1 before participating in Modules 2 and 3.

      Upon registration, participants will receive a Participant Reference Guide which outlines MHFA actions for mental health and substance use problems and crises.

      Module 1: Self-directed module that introduces participants to the concepts of the course and Mental Health First Aid actions. Must be completed before June 20, 2023.

      Module 2: Live classroom that discusses tools on how to apply MHFA actions to situations of declining mental well-being and guidelines for MHFA conversations with diverse populations. (This module is in-person on June 23, 2023)

      Module 3: Live classroom that gives participants the opportunity to practice applying MHFA actions to crisis situations and discusses the importance of self-care.(This module is in-person on June 23, 2023)

      Course Layout

      Crisis First Aid and Interventions For:

      • Suicidal behaviour
      • Panic attacks
      • Overdose
      • Acute stress reaction
      • Psychotic episodes

      Course Model

      • Assess the risk of suicide and/or harm
      • Listen non-judgmentally
      • Give reassurance
      • Encourage professional and other support.
      • Self-Care

      Cost: $290/person (price includes HST and the cost of program, lunch, coffee and snacks)

      Click here for more information about the course.

      Once your registration is complete you will receive an email from WRLA staff with your login and instructions to Module 1 (self-directed, virtual)

      Registration closes on Tuesday, June 20, 2023.

    Past events

    Thursday, May 04, 2023 The Six-Minute Estates Lawyer 2023
    Tuesday, May 02, 2023 Former NHLer Shayne Corson Shares his Mental Health Journey
    Wednesday, April 26, 2023 Tips and Tricks for Writing the Bar and P1 Exam
    Monday, April 17, 2023 CaseLines Training: Training By a Lawyer, for Lawyers
    Friday, April 14, 2023 Legal Attire Fitting at the WRLA
    Tuesday, April 04, 2023 2023 AGM & Coulter Osborne Awards Dinner
    Thursday, March 30, 2023 Wills and Estates Refresher 2023
    Tuesday, March 28, 2023 CRIMPOWR Meeting
    Tuesday, March 28, 2023 17th Family Law Summit
    Tuesday, February 28, 2023 Annotated Employment Agreement Clauses 2023
    Thursday, January 26, 2023 The Annotated Will 2023
    Friday, December 16, 2022 2022 CRIMPOWR Holiday Party
    Thursday, December 08, 2022 WRLA Holiday Open House
    Monday, November 28, 2022 The Six-Minute Family Law Lawyer 2022
    Thursday, November 24, 2022 November 2022 Thirsty Thursday
    Thursday, November 17, 2022 The Six-Minute Real Estate Lawyer 2022
    Wednesday, November 16, 2022 Remote Resources for WRLA Members - vLex and Irwin Law
    Thursday, November 10, 2022 Coulter Osborne Awards Dinner
    Wednesday, October 19, 2022 25th Estates and Trusts Summit
    Wednesday, October 12, 2022 23rd Employment Law Summit
    Friday, September 16, 2022 Untangling the Web of High Conflict Family Law Cases
    Tuesday, September 06, 2022 Opening of the Courts
    Thursday, August 25, 2022 New Licensee and Law Student Courthouse and Law Library Orientation Tour
    Monday, June 27, 2022 Waterloo Region Law Association Annual Golf Tournament
    Tuesday, April 26, 2022 VLEX, Vincent and Irwin Law Collection Training
    Tuesday, February 01, 2022 Anti-Islamophobia Training Presented by the Coalition of Muslim Women of KW
    Wednesday, January 26, 2022 The Annotated Will 2022
    Thursday, December 09, 2021 WRLA Holiday Open House
    Wednesday, December 01, 2021 Centre for Mental Health Research and Treatment Presents Mental Health 101 for Legal Professionals
    Tuesday, September 28, 2021 Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late. Prevent Mental Illness and Mental Health Stigma in Your Workplace Before it Happens
    Tuesday, September 07, 2021 2021 Opening of the Courts
    Wednesday, August 25, 2021 Waterloo Region Law Association Annual Golf Tournament
    Monday, June 14, 2021 What Does a (New) Lawyer Need to Know About Running a Law Practice?
    Tuesday, June 01, 2021 FEMPOWR Spring Program – Knowing your Value – Defining your Brand – Building your Voice
    Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Mental Health for Legal Professionals Summit
    Wednesday, March 03, 2021 Mental Health & Wellbeing in the Legal Profession
    Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Parental Leaves in the Legal Profession
    Monday, December 21, 2020 WRLA Virtual Holiday Social
    Thursday, December 10, 2020 Sexual Violence and Gender Inequity in the Workplace (Free 2-Hour EDI Program)
    Tuesday, November 24, 2020 Negotiation, Reconciliation, Separation and/or Divorce: A Roadmap to Efficient Alternatives
    Saturday, November 07, 2020 How to Get Paid and Collect Your Fees Without Breaking the LSO's Rules
    Tuesday, October 06, 2020 A Discussion on COVID-19's Unique Impact on Women in the Legal Profession
    Thursday, September 24, 2020 FLOWR Meeting
    Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Opening of the Courts & Presentation of the Coulter Osborne Award
    Monday, August 24, 2020 CaseLines Webinar
    Saturday, August 22, 2020 How to Build a Dominant Web Presence Without Breaking the LSO Rules
    Friday, May 08, 2020 FLOWR Zoom Meeting
    Tuesday, April 07, 2020 Annual General Meeting


    Caslelines: View an 18 minute Caselines tutorial on how to access, update, invite people and review evidence for cases:

    LSO CPD Assists: Complimentary On-Demand CPD from LSO. Program titles include: Working Virtually, Understanding Electronic Documents, Family Law CPDs, Paralegal CPDs, Wills & Estates, Real Estate and many more. Many of these CPDs can be counted toward Professionalism hours

    Ontario Paralegal Association  - Offers free CPD for paralegals

    WRLA CPD On-Demand - Waterloo Region Law Association CPD on demand is free for WRLA members.

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    Office: 519-742-0872
    Toll Free: 1-866-201-0168
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    Kitchener, ON N2H 0A4

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