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MLA-CPD Calendar of Upcoming Programs

Topic & Speaker Suggestions - let us know!

Cancellation Policy for CPD Events

Earning and Reporting Your CPD Credits

Swearing In Ceremony - Justice Wendy Harris Bentley - Monday, April 10, 2017

Retirement Party - Justice Eleanor Schnall - Thursday, April 20, 2017

12th Annual Straight From The Bench Conference - Thursday, June 8, 2017
    -Final agenda now posted

CPD-Save the Dates -2017 dates added

London Lawyers Feed the Hungry

 MLA-CPD Calendar of Upcoming Programs

Mark your calendars now for these upcoming CPD seminars and other MLA events.  Further details will be forwarded to MLA members via email closer to the event.  If you have any questions, please contact MLA Director of CPD Paula Puddy at The link to the calendar is below:

2017 Calendar of CPD Programs

Cancellation Policy for CPD Events:  
The Middlesex Law Association will refund the registration fee + HST if cancellation is received FIVE business days before the CPD program.

Topic & Speaker Suggestions
If you have an idea for CPD, please share it with us!  Your topic or speaker suggestions will be reviewed and may be used in upcoming programs.  Email Paula Puddy, Director of Continuing Professional Development, at

Swearing In Ceremony - The Honourable Justice Wendy Harris Bentley

 Ontario Court of Justice  
The Honourable Lise Maisonneuve Chief Justice
The Honourable Stephen J. Fuerth Regional Senior Justice

request the honour of your presence at the Swearing-in Ceremony of

The Honourable Justice Wendy Lee Harris Bentley

as a Judge of the Ontario Court of Justice
on Monday, the tenth day of April two thousand and seventeen
at four thirty o’clock in the afternoon
to be held at the Courthouse Courtroom 20,
80 Dundas Street London, Ontario  

RSVP before April 7, 2017 to
Jenna Garner (519) 660-2292 or by email to

Reception following ceremony in the MLA Practice Resource Centre.

Retirement Party - Justice Eleanor Schnall

The MLA is pleased to host a retirement party for The Honourable Justice Eleanor Schnall on Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 4:30 to 7:30pm in the MLA Practice Resource Centre on the Ground Floor of the Courthouse. Please RSVP to and further details are in the invitation below.

Schnall retirement

12th Annual Straight From The Bench Conference
Thursday, June 8, 2017
London Convention Centre

This program has been accredited with 2.25 Professionalism hours and is eligible for up to 4.0 Substantive hours.

MLA-CPD is pleased to present the 12th annual Straight From the Bench conference featuring Mr. Justice James MacPherson from the Ontario Court of Appeal as our guest speaker. Full details, including the final agenda, can be accessed below and Early Bird Registration prices are in effect until Tuesday, May 9th.

Poster    •     Registration Form    •    Final Agenda


CPD-Save the Dates

Please check here regularly for dates of upcoming MLA-CPD seminars. As well, we we will provide links to some non-MLA CPD seminars that will be held in the London area. For those links, registrations should be placed with the body organizing the event as these are not Middlesex Law Association seminars.

  • CLE@CLS - Winter-Spring 2017 Schedule now available here
  • Advocates' Society 2017 London Courthouse Series - Wednesday March 1, 2017 Details
  • MLA-CPD 12th Annual Straight From The Bench Conference - Thursday, June 8, 2017
  • MFLA 2017 Annual Conference - Friday, September 29, 2017, Best Western Lamplighter Conference Centre - Registration form

Earning and Reporting Your CPD Credits

Overview of the CPD Requirement
How to Report Your Credits

CPD Credits for 2016 MLA-CPD Seminars -final version now posted
CPD Credits for 2015 MLA-CPD Seminars
CPD Credits for 2014 MLA-CPD Seminars
Current Free LSUC CPD Credit Seminars

London Lawyers Feed the Hungry

London Lawyers recognize our responsibility to our community – including helping London's least fortunate. The London Lawyers Feed the Hungry Program aims to help ensure that all Londoners have adequate food. Donations are tax deductible and may be made by cheque, payable to the Law Society Foundation, or by VISA. Find out more about this worthy venture, and how you can contribute in the following information sheet:

London Lawyers Feed the Hungry Information Sheet

Read about the London Feed the Hungry Milk and Juice initiative in the following news release:

Milk and Juice Program

Application for Funds:

Organizations interested in applying for funds to run programs related to feeding the hungry in the City of London and the County of Middlesex are invited to complete the Application for Funds via the link below.  Further details can be found in the application.

Application for Funds Form