Hellenic Canadian Lawyers' Association
HCLA Easter Give-Away

Enter the HCLA’s raffle to win your chance at an Easter Give-Away!

Participants will have the chance to win one of the following prizes:

How to Enter:

Winners will be announced on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 12:00 pm.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Hellenic Heritage Foundation in honour of the 200th anniversary of Greek Independence.

Don’t have an account? Email us at hcla.information@gmail.com and we will provide you with e-transfer details!

HCLA Easter Give-Away

2020 Annual General Meeting

It’s that time of year again when we gear up to gather and celebrate at the President’s Social and hold our
Annual General Meeting!
But this year is a bit different.

Since we are not able to hold a President’s Social due to the pandemic, we invite you to join us virtually as we honour our newest calls to the bar, share board updates and hold elections at our virtual Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 6 p.m.via Zoom video call. The zoom link will be sent to registered attendees closer to the date of the AGM.

To register email us at hcla.information@gmail.com.

Membership Reminder: If you haven’t already done so, please sign up to be a member or renew your membership at www.hcla.ca.
Only HCLA active members can attend the AGM and hold a board position. There is no attendance fee for active members.

There are five (5), 2-year term board vacancies to be filled for 2020-2022. HCLA members who are interested in a board position must email hcla.information@gmail.com by Monday, October 19, 2020 so that the virtual polling can be arranged.

Special Door Prizes: The HCLA will be drawing for two wine gift baskets – one random and one to an HCLA member who is attending the AGM for the first time. When you register for the event, please confirm if this is your first HCLA AGM.

A formal agenda setting out the specific matters to be addressed at the AGM is attached.

We look forward to your attendance!


2020 Annual General Meeting

*** Translation in the Legal Context ***

The nature of legal practice has evolved over the last two decades to involve an unprecedented global component. Lawyers are now dealing with foreign clients and entities on a regular basis. This part of the practice brings about its own set of challenges, which are typically related to language and cultural barriers.

This event is complimentary for all active HCLA members.

All active 2020 HCLA members interested in attending the event, please register by emailing the HCLA.

Non-members are welcome to join for a $10 administrative fee. To register click on the link below.

The session is approved for 1 professionalism hour of CPD.

Speaker: Gary Kalaci, B.Sc., J.D., M.B.A.


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Please join this informative webinar to learn:

  • Most common challenges in working with documents from foreign jurisdictions.
  • Do-s and don’t-s in dealing with translations.
  • Best practices in choosing qualified professionals to handle your translation needs.
  • Understanding the cultural perspective and its importance in client interactions.
  • Case law in Canada and the US addressing translation concerns.
  • Privacy, confidentiality and compliance considerations when managing translations.
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🎄🎅🎁 Join us for Christmas Cheer!🎄🎅🎁

Christmas is the best time of year to get together with friends.  That’s why we’re meeting up with our good pals at the Hellenic Canadian Board of Trade (HCBT) for some festive cheer. We had such a good time last year that we’re doing it again!

Falcon SkyBar offers astonishing, unobstructed views of Toronto’s iconic skyline as well as glorious views of Lake Ontario, from floor to ceiling windows. The Perch is one of Falcon SkyBar’s five distinctive and stylish spaces, creating the most unique rooftop experience in Downtown Toronto. Soak in the views while enjoying appetizers, and signature cocktails.

Date: Wednesday, December 18th, 6pm
Location: The Perch at Falcon Skybar (Hotel X, 28th Floor)
111 Princes’ Boulevard

HCLA Members – Free
HCBT Members – Free

Non-Members – $20


Register Today



HCBT/HCLA – 2019 Christmas Cheer

2019 Annual General Meeting and President’s Dinner


Location: Petros82 (located within Hotel X Toronto), 111 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto (entrance at corner of Lakeshore Blvd and Newfoundland Dr.)

This year we are pleased to present a Continuing Professional Development conversation, “Greek Lawyers’ Odyssey: From diaspora to the Supreme Court“, where we will discuss, among other things, the value of diversity and inclusion by drawing upon our own Hellenic diversity experience.

We are also pleased to present a star panel featuring:

– Gina Alexandris

– Christopher Tzekas, and

– Gus (Constantine) Alexiou.

This event has been accredited for 1 hour of LSO Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) credits.

Following the CPD, annual reports will be presented, followed by updates from the Executive Committee. We will conclude the meeting with our annual election. There will be a total of five (5), 2-year term director vacancies to fill this year. All those interested in joining the Executive Committee are encouraged to attend the meeting and submit their name for consideration by the membership. Those interested may also email hcla.information@gmail.com to express their interest.

Members – $75 (sales are now closed)

Non-members – $85 (sales are now closed)

A formal agenda setting out the specific matters to be addressed at the AGM will be circulated by October 15, 2019. We look forward to your attendance.

2019 Annual General Meeting & President’s Dinner

The HCLA awarded the following three scholarships for 2019, each in the amount of $3,500:


Justice Andromache Karakatsanis Student Scholarship

· Angelique Merakos, University of Ottawa

· Ellie Minchopoulos, University of Toronto

Hellenic Professionals Scholarship (special for 2019)

· Anastasia Grigoriou, University of Toronto


Congratulations to the winners!


HCLA 2019 Scholarship Winners Announced

The 22nd Annual Hellenic Professionals’ Gala is fast approaching!

Silent auction, live music, DJ & dancing, cash bar, late night food stations & more. Black tie welcome.

We look forward to celebrating with you in support of student scholarships and other initiatives within the Hellenic Professionals’ Community in Canada.

We are also pleased to announce extended details on this year’s sponsorship opportunities. Your support will help us in our continued efforts to offer scholarships to deserving students through the Hellenic Canadian Lawyers’ Association, Hippocrates Hellenic Canadian Medical Association and Asclepius Dental Society. Thank you for your generous contributions!

We are deeply grateful to our three Co-Presenting Sponsors, Conte Jaswal, Altima Dental, and MCI The Doctor’s Office, as well as our four Chairman Sponsors, Greybrook Realty Partners, Myo Health, Sotos LLP, and Polydor Foundation, for this year’s Hellenic Professionals’ Gala! They have consistently supported this event and generously helped fund scholarships for Hellenic law, medical, and dental students.

To buy your tickets and for more details click here.

22nd Hellenic Professionals Gala (2020)

Meet up with fellow articling students and practitioners under 8 years of call for a social networking event. Venue: TBD.

Under 8 After 8

Meet up with fellow articling students and practitioners under 8 years of call for a social networking event. Venue: TBD.

Under 8 After 8

Meet up with fellow articling students and practitioners under 8 years of call for a social networking event. Venue: TBD.