Our History

Our History

The Sudbury District Law Association was incorporated as a not-for-profit association in 1923 by a group of lawyers who set the mandate to:

Provide and maintain a District Law Library for the use of the members of the Association and In connection with the Law Society of Upper Canada to promote the general welfare and interests of the legal profession in the District of Sudbury.

Today this not-for-profit association is governed by a volunteer board of lawyers from a variety of practice areas.

The SDLA continues to provide valuable law library services and research, continuing legal education and social events for members.   The SDLA represents and advocates the continuing interests of the legal community towards the Law Society of Ontario, The Ontario Bar Association, Federation of Ontario Law Associations, other professional organizations, the judiciary, media and the general public.

The association also works with the local judiciary and the Province of Ontario to continually improve the court system within the Province of Ontario for the benefit of all individuals of the District of Sudbury.

Member Resources

Use of Library

The Law Library and its services are for the use of fee paying member lawyers of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Photocopier Available

The photocopier requires an access code to copy available only during office hours. The cost is .25 cents per copy page.

Faxing and Emailing

Lawyers can request material faxed or emailed (when possible) to their office. Lawyers may also send or receive faxes at the library.

Document Delivery / Interlibrary Loan

The SDLA can borrow materials or obtain photocopies from other law libraries by email, courier or fax. This service is normally without charge to members.

Desktop Computers

Three computers with WestLawNext Canada and LexisAdvance QL database access for various needs.

Wifi Service

SDLA provides free wifi service (password protected) to its members and visiting counsel within the library and lounge.

Robing rooms & lockers available to out of town counsel

The Lawyers

We’re an organization of lawyers who look out for the best interests of each other and the community of law professionals in the Greater Sudbury Area. The lawyers of the SDLA are excited to welcome new members to our team, as we believe in the strength of numbers and the power of unity.

As our community continues to grow, as does our extensive scope of information, resources and avocation.

Our Members
The Lawyers
Annual Colloquium

Annual Colloquium

October 10th to 12th, 2018

Colloquium is a Continuing Professional Development event for lawyers in Northeastern Ontario organized by a committee of legal professionals.

Visit www.colloquiumsudbury.com for more information.


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