OJEN’s Hamilton Committee was founded by Justice Jane Milanetti (retired SCJ) and law teacher Patricia Valeri Tortis from Cathedral High School in 2008. It is currently co-chaired by Justice Lauren Bale of the Superior Court of Justice and law teacher Patricia Valeri Tortis. The committee includes volunteers from the justice and education sectors who work together to organize justice education programs for students and youth in the Hamilton area.
The Hamilton Committee delivers programs that are responsive to local needs by collaborating with teachers and community partners. The committee strives to facilitate connections between youth and the legal community that promote greater understanding of the justice sector and the community it serves.
In 2015, on the occasion of Law Day, the committee organized its inaugural Twitter Moot. The committee has been offering this popular initiative ever since. Students across Hamilton participate in the Twitter Moot by tweeting their thoughts and opinions about a chosen issue.