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The Middlesex Law Association is a non-profit organization providing services to lawyers in Middlesex County. Further information about our organization can be found on the About the Association link on this website.  If you are a lawyer who has recently moved to Middlesex County and would like to join the Association, please see the Membership link.



MLA COVID-19 Information
 
The MLA Practice Resource Centre is currently unstaffed and the phone number is not being monitored. We will provide reference assistance and answer any questions you may have via MLA Chat or email.

Please see our
COVID-19 Information page for all updates. We are presently working on consolidating all information here but please refer to MLA Special Update emails previously circulated for earlier matters.




MLA Board of Trustees Notice to the Profession


As many of you are doubtless already aware through the media, effective Tuesday March 17, 2020 operations at Ontario courts will be suspended for most matters.

You will find linked here the Superior Court’s Notice to the Profession, the Public, and the Media Regarding Civil and Family Proceedings dated March 15, 2020. The linked document is incomplete regarding the list of email addresses for urgent filings for each courthouse is presently incomplete. Please continue to check the Superior Court’s website for information. Our latest information from the court is that the list of email addresses will be available as of Tuesday March 17, 2020.

For criminal matters, the Superior Court’s Notice to Accused Persons, the Profession, Crown, Public Prosecution Service of Canada, Correctional Institutions, Witnesses, Jurors, the Public, and the Media Regarding Criminal Operations is linked here.  

For the Ontario Court of Justice, the Notice for COVID-19 Pandemic Planning for the Scheduling of Matters in the Ontario Court of Justice is linked here.  

Small Claims Court matters have been suspended.  

The Superior Court’s notice describes the very limited exceptions that may be made for urgent matters. Please use your good judgment when deciding whether a matter is urgent.  

These are extraordinary times. When this period of emergency is over, what we will remember is how we treated one another in a time of great stress. Please continue to treat one another kindly and to follow guidance from Public Health.
 
If you have any questions please email info@middlaw.on.ca. We will endeavour to provide answers as soon as is possible.


MLA Mentorship Program

The Middlesex Law Association has created a mentorship program to pair new members practicing less than five years with more experienced lawyers who will offer advice and guidance on matters of professional development and practice management, such as work-life balance, career planning, networking and practice tips.  Please access the links below for more information about the program and to apply to be a mentor or mentee.

Program     •    Mentor Application    •    Mentee Application     •    Agreement


The Middlesex Law Association runs the third largest county courthouse practice resource centre in Ontario.  Check out the library resources to get an overview of our services and hours of operation,  search our collection, or check out our Web Wonders links to legal sites on the Internet.  If you have any questions concerning the practice resource centre or the Association, please email us.