Federation of Ontario Law Associations - AdvocatePlus

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For more than 30 years, the Federation of Ontario Law Associations (FOLA) — previously called The County & District Law Presidents' Association — has focused on advocating for competent and professional lawyers in the justice system.

It advocates for a better justice system that recognizes the crucial role lawyers play and how the legal profession is critical to the functioning of Ontario’s economy, its social fabric, and its democratic institutions.

It represents the interests of more than 12,000 practising lawyers working in communities across Ontario.

Its primary mandate is to advocate on behalf of the legal industry and FOLA members who belong to the 46 local law associations — including the Toronto Lawyers Association —based in every judicial district in Ontario.

FOLA focuses on business viability issues impacting private-practice lawyers. It assists lawyers with the business side of providing legal services in Ontario by offering a professional networking, communication, and informal professional development platform for members.

It also forms working committees on specific subjects or practice areas such as real estate or family law or on topics of interest to the legal profession.

FOLA committees produce policy recommendations that are used in consultations with government or the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) in the development of new policies, laws and regulations.

FOLA also engages with the Ontario and federal governments, the LSO, and other stakeholder groups, such as business associations, in an effort to promote the vital role of lawyers in Ontario.

Federation of Ontario Law Associations - AdvocatePlus Posts

Announcing the 2019-2020 Halton open Bar "live" education series

By Katie W. Robinette The Halton County Law Association (in conjunction with the Milton Family Courts) has announced their Continuing Legal Education 2019-2020 Upcoming Programs. Kicking off the ... Read more

Ontario 2019 Budget & Justice: FOLA applauds some measures, has some concerns

The Federation of Ontario Law Associations (FOLA) was pleased to see that the Ontario Government announced in it’s April 11 th Budget that it plans proposed legislation ... Read more

Hiring an articling student?

It's Time to Hire an Articling Student. What's Next? For any-sized law firm or office, hiring an articling student can be a significant investment. However, this is ... Read more

Are we saving too much for retirement?

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Everyone needs an RSP right? Wrong!

The deadline to make a contribution to your Retirement Savings Plan (RSP) is March 1st, 2019. Most people will likely benefit from opening an RSP early, investing ... Read more

Unsure how to plan so that you land an awesome articling position? FOLA has some tips!

Articling is one of the two experiential training paths put in place by the Law Society of Ontario as part of the requirements for becoming a licenced lawyer in Canada. It ... Read more

Are you a law student looking for an articling placement?

The Federation of Ontario Law Associations (FOLA) has a new page on our website just for you! FOLA represents Ontario’s 46 Law Associations (plus the Toronto Law ... Read more

Are you ready? #BellLetsTalk Day is: January 30, 2019!

On January 30th, 2019, Bell will contribute 5¢ for every applicable text, call, #BellLetsTalk tweet, their social media video view, and use of their Facebook frame or ... Read more

FOLA partners with Global Legal Blockchain Consortium

The Federation of Ontario Law Associations ( FOLA ) has joined the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium (GLBC), an organization of legal and technology industry stakeholders focused ... Read more

Report on FOLA's November Plenary Now Available!

From November 7 th through November 9 th , 2018, Law Association Presidents, Law Association delegates and Law Association Library staff members in Waterloo, ON to attend ... Read more

FOLA wants to help find a solution to sustainable funding for PBO

At the end of October 2018, The Federation of Ontario Law Associations (FOLA) became aware that Pro Bono Ontario (PBO) planned to close their courthouse law help centres in ... Read more

Hamilton Lawyer Mike Winward elected as new FOLA Chair

On Friday November 9 th , Ontario’s 47 Law Association Presidents elected Mike Winward as the new Chair of the Federation of Ontario’s Law Associations (FOLA) . ... Read more

FOLA announces partnership with CPDonline

FOLA has partnered with CPDonline to provide Ontario's law association members 24/7, unlimited access to their extensive cpd library for only $199.00 per year. In an ongoing, ... Read more

New Videos: The value of membership

FOLA is excited to announce five new videos to help you both retain existing and attract new members to your local law association. We know how important videos can be in ... Read more

Algoma District Law Association Oct Newsletter

Access to Justice Week Oct 22-26, 2018 This October, for the third consecutive year, Ontario will be celebrating Access to Justice Week for the last full week in October. ... Read more