TLA publishes a variety of communications to keep our members current.

The TLA Update:
A weekly e-newsletter, distributed to members and Friends of the TLA. It’s our blast to you featuring important updates from the government, Courts, legislation and the legal community at large. We include our upcoming TLA events - education, social events and training.

TLA Weekly Verdict:
A weekly e-digest of curated legal articles from across the country, delivered right to your inbox. Exclusive to TLA members.

TLA Newsstand:
Powered by Lexology, a biweekly newsfeed tailored to your practice area. Exclusive to TLA members.

Toronto Law Journal:
The TLJ is a juried monthly publication from the TLA, focused on providing practical updates on developments in the law. Each publication contains four concise, well-researched articles designed for busy legal practitioners. The Journal is circulated to the TLA’s membership and then made available on our website. Journal articles are also indexed in the Index to Canadian Legal Literature. Authors are encouraged to submit articles of between 800 and 1,500 words, with footnote citations to the Journal. Articles can be submitted by email to the Editor-in-Chief, David Rankin (


Courthouse Library 'data hounds' hunt down research for lawyers


The Courthouse Library, run by the Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA), ensures equal access to justice

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TLA courthouse libraries the ‘great equalizer’ for lawyers


Lawyers looking to do research can find the information and professional support they need at the Toronto Lawyers Association’s Courthouse Library.

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Addressing legal aid cuts, new courthouse top TLA priorities


As in 1885, when it was founded, a proposed courthouse is again a priority for the Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA), new TLA president Margaret Waddell says.

Founded as the County of York Law Association, its members at the time pushed for the construction of a new courthouse at what is now Old City Hall, she says. 

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TLA responds to the LSO Access to Justice Consultation


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'Distinguished' Court of Appeal justice Sharpe to speak at TLA event


The Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) has secured a dynamic speaker and one of the best legal minds in the province for an upcoming event that promises to be an informative night for members, TLA executive director Joan Rataic-Lang tells

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133rd AGM: Remarks by Dirk Derstine, Outgoing President of the Toronto Lawyers Association.


This past year has been a very busy one for the TLA. All worked hard to make this one of the most dynamic years in my time at the TLA.

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133rd AGM: Remarks by Joan Rataic-Lang, Executive Director of the Toronto Lawyers Association.


Estee Lauder said, “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.”
I think that should be our moto too.

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New Scales of Justice bike rack


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TLA honours justice and lawyer during awards gala


A Supreme Court justice and a lawyer renowned for her commitment to youth in the criminal justice system have been honoured at the Toronto Lawyers Association(TLA) Awards Gala, says executive director Joan Rataic-Lang.

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Breaking news for TLA Estate Practitioners


The Divisional Court has released its decision in the Milne case and has upheld the validity of a basket clause in a primary will. Our cudos and thanks to Ian Hull and Tim Youdan, counsel to TLA as Intervenor, for their tremendous efforts.

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TLA helps lawyers of all ages develop better research skills


Young lawyers have the most to gain from the Toronto Lawyers Association’s (TLA) practical approach to teaching legal research skills, its executive director Joan Rataic-Lang tells

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TLA collaborating with the NCA Network


A new collaboration between the Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) and the NCA Network promises to bring together a legal community of diverse backgrounds, and educational experiences, says TLA executive director Joan Rataic-Lang.

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TLA intervenes in appeal over Superior Court wills decision


The Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) is looking forward to an appeal decision that will provide clarity for the Ontario bar and the association's hundreds of members who practise in the estates and trusts area, says executive director Joan Rataic-Lang.

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TLA Intervenes in the Milne Appeal in Divisional Court


On Tuesday December 11, 2018 the TLA was well-represented by Ian Hull and Tim Youdan, who intervened in the Milne Appeal. It was heard by Justices Morocco, Swinton and Sachs in a packed Osgoode Hall courtroom.

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