Representing the 46 local law associations + the TLA, FOLA advocates for a better justice system that recognizes the crucial role competent and professional lawyers play in that system.
The Federation of Ontario Law Associations (FOLA), is an organization that represents the associations and members of the 46 local law associations across Ontario. Together with our associate member, The Toronto Lawyers Association, we represent approximately 12,000 lawyers, most of who are in private practice in firms across the province. These lawyers are on the front lines of the justice system and see its triumphs and shortcomings every day.
We encourage you to engage with us in a dialogue on how to make our justice system even better.
Chaired by Douglas Judson, a lawyer in Fort Frances, Ontario, our 2021-2023 Executive consists of 14 lawyers from all over Ontario, including 8 regional chairs, 3 committee chairs, and 4 committee chairs.
Our Executive meets monthly and 2x per year our 47 Association Presidents and members of their executives convene at FOLA's biannual plenaries.
For more information on our Associations, please visit us here.
From backgrounders and updates to Submissions to the Law Society of Ontario and the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario to public advocacy communications, we have lots of information to keep you up to date on the issues and concerns facing lawyers in Ontario.
Are we missing something? Let us know! Email Katie Robinette at firstname.lastname@example.org
Concerned about the cuts to your local Courthouse library? Contact your Regional and local Benchers to let them know how important your library, the library resources, and the activities that take place there are to you! Are you on social media? We have some suggested messages and images ready for you to use! Alternatively, you can create your own!
FOLA has created a Courthouse Library Action Centre with Bencher contact info, FOLA updates, and recent actions
FOLA offers all members of their local Law Associations discounts at an ever growing list of companies and service providers.
Please visit our Members Rewards page for more information
FOLA has partnered with CPDonline.ca to provide Ontario's law association members access to their extensive 24/7 online CPD library for just $399.00 per year.
Plus, for each new subscriber within your association, CPDOnline will donate $100 to that association!