Join OTLA

Every member is important to OTLA. That’s not just a statement. We understand that your individual membership needs to add value to your practice, your career and your business. Learning from the best lawyers in your field, finding tools quickly to put the best case forward, gaining recognition and advancement, and being more profitable are just some of the reasons you will want to be a member of OTLA.

Lawyer members have ready access to:                                                    Join today!

  • Listserves for email exchanges of questions, answers, strategies, networking and more.
  • Searchable document databanks both within OTLA and across Canada and the USA through TrialSmith.
  • Professional publications such as our highly-regarded magazine The Litigator and OTLA Update that bring you the latest in plaintiff case news, important court decisions and changes to legislation.
  • The very best quality in Continuing Legal Education available, focused exclusively for plaintiff lawyers.
  • Networking in specialized litigation sections.
  • Networking and referrals in the plaintiff bar.
  • Specialized materials from CLEs, brochures for your clients, precedent manuals and more.
  • A place to connect for young new lawyers in the New Lawyers Division.
  • Support for women lawyers in the Women’s Caucus.
  • Assistance from the best lawyers in the field through mentoring, interventions and lobbying.
  • Collective action through Access to Justice that will sustain your career.
  • Outreach opportunities to the public and to law schools to build your referrals and the profession.

Law Clerk members have ready access to:                                                  Join today!

  • Special listserve for email exchanges of questions, answers, strategies, networking and more.
  • Collection of forms, materials and precedents exclusively available to OTLA law clerks
  • Professional publications such as our highly-regarded magazine The Litigator that provides the latest in plaintiff case news, important court decisions and changes to legislation.
  • The very best quality in Continuing Legal Education available, focused exclusively for plaintiff firms, with specialized training for law clerks.
  • Networking with other OTLA law clerks
  • Specialized materials from CLE’s, brochures for your clients, precedent manuals and more.


Articling Student members have ready access to:                                     Join today!

  • Searchable document databanks both within OTLA and across Canada and the USA through TrialSmith.
  • Professional publications such as our highly-regarded magazine The Litigator that provides you the latest in plaintiff case news, important court decisions and changes to legislation.
  • The very best quality in Continuing Legal Education available, focused exclusively for plaintiff lawyers and at reduced rates for articling students.
  • Networking opportunities in the plaintiff bar.


Law Student members have ready access to:                                            Join today!
 

  • Professional publications such as our highly-regarded magazine The Litigator that provides you the latest in plaintiff case news, important court decisions and changes to legislation.
  • The very best quality in Continuing Legal Education available, focused exclusively for plaintiff lawyers and at reduced rates for law students.
  • Networking opportunities in the plaintiff bar.
  • The OTLA Cup, a mock jury trial, in a real court room in front of a real judge with a jury of OTLA members, and that provides significant monetary prizes and recognition for trial skill and advocacy.
     

Associate members* have ready access to:                                              Join today!

  • Searchable document databanks both within OTLA and across Canada and the USA through TrialSmith.
  • Professional publications such as our highly-regarded magazine The Litigator and OTLA Update that bring you the latest in plaintiff case news, important court decisions and changes to legislation.
  • The very best quality in Continuing Legal Education available, focused exclusively for plaintiff lawyers.
  • Networking and referrals in the plaintiff bar.

*Associate members are retired lawyer members who have special permission of the OTLA Board of Directors to continue as OTLA members without member voting privilege.


These are just a few of the many member services provided at OTLA. For more information, contact Janie Hames, Membership Services Coordinator, at jhames@otla.com or (905) 639-6852.