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Library Closure - 2018 Canada Day

Posted by Peel Law Association on 29 June 2018

 

The Library will be closed on Monday, July 2, 2018 for Canada Day.

We will return to regular business hours of 8:30 am to 5:00 pm on Tuesday, July 3, 2018.

 

Thank you,
PLA Library Staff



Posted in: Library Closure News and Updates  

Summer Reading in the PLA

Posted by Peel Law Association on 15 June 2018

 

In need of a break from those case files? Something to keep you awake as you wait for the jury to return? Looking for a new read for the weekend? 

Be sure to check out the PLA Novel Nook - a place where you can find a leisurely read, located just inside the PLA Library doors.

It is a quiet reading area with novels for browsing and borrowing - no signout required!

If you have any books you would like to donate, you can bring them into the library during our regular office hours of Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. You can also drop them into the Book Return drop-off box located in the PLA Lawyers Lounge, to the left of the Library entrance doors (beside the T.V.).

Please note, we will not be accepting law books through the PLA Novel Nook initiative. If you have law books you wish to donate, please contact the PLA Library in advance.

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Membership Benefit of the Month: Find-a-Lawyer

Posted by Peel Law Association on 13 June 2018

 

Each month, watch this space for more information on one of the many benefits of being a PLA Member.

Did you know...  2018 Members get a FREE listing on the PLA "Find-a-Lawyer" database?

As an option upon registration, PLA Members are listed for FREE on our lawyer referral service, "Find-a-Lawyer", accessed by members of the public. 

The database publishes Lawyer Name, Firm Name, Address and Telephone Number, as well as the Area(s) of Practice.

In addition, members may link a website with their listing for a ONE time payment of $50.00 plus HST as long as membership is maintained from year to year. 

Please note, the "Find-a-Lawyer" referral service is optional and private contact information is not shared with the public.

 

Not a member, but looking to become one? Please follow the links for the membership form and fees, and a full list of PLA membership benefits. You may also contact the PLA Library Staff by email, and they will be happy to assist you.

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 students-at-law.

 


Posted in: Library Services Membership Benefit of the Month Membership News and Updates  

Provincial Election

Posted by Peel Law Association on 31 May 2018

Given the upcoming provincial election on June 7, 2018, the Peel Law Association made efforts to reach out to the candidates for the four main provincial parties running in the riding of Brampton Centre to discuss issues of importance to the Peel legal community.  We considered the possibility of an all-candidates meeting at the courthouse, but none of the candidates could commit to attending such a meeting.  As an alternative, we submitted a letter to the candidates and asked for written responses to six specific questions.  We only received a response from Harjit Jaswal (Brampton Centre candidate for the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario).  No response was received for the candidates of the Liberal Party of Ontario, New Democratic Party of Ontario or Green Party of Ontario.

Following the election, we will review this effort to engage in a dialogue with the candidates running in the riding that encompasses the Brampton courthouse, and consider how to improve the process for future electoral campaigns (including federal, municipal and bencher elections).


Please find attached for your review the correspondence sent to the candidates, and the one response received from Mr. Jaswal.

 


Posted in: News and Updates  

Upcoming CPD Lunch and Learn, Employment Issues

Posted by Peel Law Association on 22 May 2018

 

LUNCH & LEARN
EMPLOYMENT ISSUES IN THE PURCHASE & SALE OF A BUSINESS: What Business Lawyers Need to Know


 

 

Join the Peel Law Association for our next CPD, 

Lunch & Learn, Employment Issues in the Purchase & Sale of a Business: What Business Lawyers Need to Know.

This program will be held on June 11, 2018 and will provide 1.5 hours toward the Law Society of Ontario Continuing Professional Development requirements.

For further details, please see the attached flyer/registration form.

If you would like to attend the CPD simply download the form, and submit it to the PLA via email or fax (905-451-3137) with your name and phone number. You may pay over the phone with VISA or MasterCard, or visit the PLA Library, and make your payment in person. Remember, PLA Members receive a discount to attend all CPDs.

 

Not a member, but looking to become one? Please follow the links for the membership form and fees, and a full list of PLA Membership Benefits. 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: PLA CPDs News and Updates  

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