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Posted by Peel Law Association on 16 January 2023


PLA Jobsite

The Peel Law Association is pleased to announce that we are now hosting a Jobsite at plalawyers.ca. It includes job postings for lawyers, students, support staff, and other legal jobs.

Look for the green Jobsite button located at the top of every page of the PLA Website to access the PLA Jobsite. 

See the attached flyer for more details.

Posted in:News and Updates  

PLA Membership Benefit - GoodLife Fitness Corporate Discount

Posted by Peel Law Association on 13 January 2023


Did you know that as part of your PLA Membership, you can take advantage of a corporate discount with GoodLife Fitness? 

The corporate discount will allow you to save 25% on all membership types! You can also add one family member under your corporate membership plan.

To learn more about the GoodLife Fitness Corporate Discount click on the links below:

Contact PLA Staff at library@plalawyers.ca for your Corporate ID code today!


Posted in:Membership Benefit of the MonthMembership  

Book Spotlight - Witness Preparation, Presentation and Assessment

Posted by Peel Law Association on 13 January 2023


Check out this new resource in the PLA Library!

Witness Preparation, Presentation and Assessment
by Justice Cameron Gunn, Mona Duckett, Patrick McGuinty

Published: December 2022 by Emond Publishing


Part I: Witness Preparation
Chapter 1. Practical and Ethical Considerations in Witness Preparation
Chapter 2. Witness Competence, Compellability and Privilege
Chapter 3. Vulnerable and Child Witnesses
Chapter 4. The Uncooperative and Discreditable Witness
Chapter 5. Preparing the Expert Witness

Part II: Witness Presentation
Chapter 6. Presenting a Witness
Chapter 7. Presenting the Difficult Witness
Chapter 8. Cross-Examining the Witness
Chapter 9. Abiding by the Rule in Browne v Dunn
Chapter 10. Presenting Lay Opinion Evidence
Chapter 11. Presenting Expert Opinion Evidence
Chapter 12. Police Witness
Chapter 13. The Vulnerable or Child Witness

Part III: Assessment of Witnesses
Chapter 14. The Obligation to Assess the Value of Witness Testimony
Chapter 15. Reliability as a Factor of Credibility
Chapter 16. Veracity as a Factor of Credibility
Chapter 17. Articulating the Analysis: The Sufficiency of Reasons
Chapter 18. The Credibility Assessment Checklist

To learn more about this resource, click here.


This item is available to PLA Members in good standing for sign-out. PLA Members can sign-out up to three items for overnight use for a seven day period. Overdue charges may be applicable to items that are not returned by their due date.

If you are interested in signing out resources from the library, submit a book request to PLA library staff!

Not a member, but looking to become one? Please follow the link for the Membership Form and Fees. You may also contact the PLA Library Staff by email, and they will be happy to assist you. It only takes moments to join, and the PLA Library Staff can process memberships on the spot. Once payment is received, you can take advantage of all your PLA Membership Benefits, including discounts on CPD programs and social events.

As a friendly reminder, the Peel Law Association Library, Lawyers' Lounge and related services are open to all lawyers who are in good standing with the LSO, articling students, and LPP candidates.


Posted in:Book SpotlightLibrary ServicesMembership  

2023 Lifetime Achievement Award - Nominations

Posted by Peel Law Association on 12 January 2023


At the 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Peel Law Association, the Board of Directors presented the PLA Lifetime Achievement Award to Marty Klein. It is the goal of the PLA Board of Directors to present the award annually at the Annual General Meeting dinner. Regretfully, the global pandemic disrupted our awards for the last few years. 

The PLA Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes the substantial contributions made to the practice of law and the local community by a past or present member of the Peel Law Association. The nominated individual will have held a minimum ten-year membership with the Peel Law Association. It is the Board’s intention to formally recognize members of our own legal community for their years of dedication and service. 

Please complete the following information and forward all relevant documentation directly to the PLA for the consideration of the Nominating Committee as provided below: 

  • Name of Nominee, address and telephone information 

  • Name of Nominator, telephone and e-mail address 

  • Name of Seconder, telephone and e-mail address 

  • State in writing the contributions made by the candidate describing their betterment to the practice of law and the well being of the local community for their efforts which may include the candidate’s CV, resume and/or biography including awards, journal articles, community involvement, etc.

  • Attach any other testimonial letters addressing the candidate’ s contributions. 

The deadline for accepting submissions is 4:30 pm on Friday, February 10, 2023. 

Sincerely on behalf of the Nominating Committee, 
Vanassa Richards-Thompson
President, Peel Law Association

Please remit to: Nominating Committee, c/o Peel Law Association, 
7755 Hurontario Street, Suite 160, 
Brampton, Ontario L6W 4T1 
(Fax) 905-451-3137 / (E) info@plalawyers.ca

Click here for a .pdf version of the above notice.


Posted in:Lifetime Achievement AwardMembership  

2023 PLA Membership

Posted by Peel Law Association on 12 January 2023


2022 PLA Membership expired on December 31, 2022
but PLA Benefits have been extended until January 31, 2023.

Renew your PLA Membership today to avoid a disruption of PLA Membership services!

Interested in joining the Peel Law Association?

Note: PLA Memberships are for a calendar year and will expire on December 31, 2023.


Posted in:Membership RenewalMembership  

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