Welland County Law Association
Business Address: 102 East Main Street, Welland, Ontario L3B 3W6
Phone Number: 905-734-3174
Key Contact: Mary-Jo Mustoe
Web site: http://www.execulink.com/~wellaw/
Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm
Audience Served: Approximately 150 lawyers from Welland, Fonthill, Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Port Colborne, Thorold and Ridgeway.
Circulation Policy: 2 week loan policy. Some materials are designated as non-circulatory.
Special Collections: All England Reports (1936-1988); Queen’s Bench Division (1875-1900, 1952-1986); King’s Bench Division (1901-1951); Exchequer Division (1865-1880), Upper Canada Queen’s Bench (1845-1881).
Library Type: Local
History: The Welland County courthouse built from Queenstone limestone dates back to 1856 and was designed by Kivas Tully. In 1997, the courthouse underwent extensive renovations while still remaining a beautiful example of the neoclassical style. The R. Boak Burns Law Library, located in the courthouse, is named in honour of the late R. Boak Burns, Q.C., former President of the Welland County Law Association.
Facility: Situated on the lower level of the Welland County Courthouse, the library features four computer workstations, three large work tables, and a TV/VCR. Access is via a magnetic swipe card. Visiting counsel may access the library during regular business hours.