2019 Scholarship Winners

The Renfrew County Law Association is pleased to announce that  2019/2020 scholarships have been awarded to the following deserving Students At Law.  We wish to congratulate all winners and wish them continued success with their studies.

Mr. Robert M. Murphy
Mr. Ryan Paulsen
Ms. Samantha Savage

Message from the Ministry of the Attorney General’s Court Services Division

March 23, 2020

As you are aware, the Government of Ontario has enacted a declaration of a provincial emergency in relation to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The Ministry of the Attorney General’s Court Services Division continues to monitor and respond to the evolving situation.

To further protect the health and safety of all court users and to help contain the spread of COVID-19, we ask members of the legal profession and members of the public NOT to attend courthouses in person at this time, unless they are required to be in court for a hearing  or to make an urgent filing in a civil, criminal or family matter.

All the Ontario courts have modified their procedures and practices as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more detailed information about these temporary procedures and practices, including the nature of urgent matters, please visit the websites for the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Superior Court of Justice, or the Ontario Court of Justice.

Parties may file Claims or Statements of Claim through the Small Claims Court online filing service, or the Civil Claims Online Portal for Superior Court of Justice civil matters.  Limited family proceedings can also be filed electronically through the Ministry of the Attorney General’s website for filing divorce applications.

Please also be aware that on March 20, 2020, an order was made under s. 7.1(2) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act suspending certain limitation and other time periods for the duration of the emergency.

It is especially important that people do not attend an Ontario courthouse if:

  • they have COVID-19-related symptoms, including but not limited to fever, coughing, sore throat, difficulty breathing, muscle aches;
  • they have travelled outside Canada within the last 14 days; or
  • they have been advised by a health professional or health authority to self-isolate.

Thank you for your assistance in protecting the health and well-being of all Ontarians and for your continued support and cooperation to ensure that urgent and priority legal matters can continue to be heard in our courts.


The Renfrew County Law Library will be available to RCLA members but will be unstaffed until further notice.   Staff will be working from home and will attempt to provide legal research and case law if possible.

All group CPD video replays have been postponed until further notice.

Links to legal organizations and services may be accessed by clicking the Legal Links tab on this website.

Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County – COVID-19 Announcement

Lawyer Employment Opportunity


Huckabone O’Brien Instance Bradley is a small established full service law firm located in Pembroke, Ontario.   We are seeking two to three lawyers in different practice areas, general litigation, family law, criminal law, real estate, business law and wills and estates.  All experience levels will be considered.  Any type of arrangement (associate position, rental only, virtual office meeting space etc.) is open for discussion.  This is a wonderful opportunity as we have a significant clientele with a need for lawyers.

Please send your application in strict confidence by email to  or fax resumes to 613-735-0920.  Please visit our website at to inquire about our firm.

Will Check – Wills Registry for Ontario

We’re pleased to announce that, a Wills Registry for Ontario, is now open for use by lawyers across the province! Will Check is an initiative by the County of Carleton Law Association, funded in part by the Federation of Law Associations (FOLA), to keep track of will location information to assist in future retrieval. You can register a will individually or send them a batch file of information on several clients. They do not store the will itself, just information on where it can be located, and they provide a release form your clients can sign to approve having their will registered on the site. There is no fee for this service. Check it out at!

Law Office Rental

Furnished law office space for rent in a high profile law office building in  Pembroke.  This space is within the offices of an established and busy law firm.  Includes private office and parking, and shared use and access to common areas including reception, kitchen, and meeting room.  Possible referrals.  Suitable for a new call or junior lawyer.  Rent negotiable.  Apply in writing to Kelly + Kelly Lawyers Professional Corporation.  Address your application to Christopher B. Kelly: