Federation of Ontario Law Associations

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About FOLA

Federation of Ontario Law Associations FOLA

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.  

Our Leadership

Leadership, Executive, Professional, membership, lawyers

Chaired by Mike Winward, a partner with Mackesy Smye LLP (Hamilton, ON), our 2018-2020 Executive consists of 14 lawyers from all over Ontario, including 7 regional chairs and 4 committee chairs.  

For more information, please here or visit our About Us section.

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.


Conferences, Education, Resources

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.  

Please check out our menu or tabs and you'll be directed to the area you need.  Many pages also have quick links that take you directly to the exact area you are looking for.  So dive in and explore!

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Are we missing something?  Let us know!  Email Katie Robinette at katie.robinette@fola.ca.




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  


Online learning

FOLA has partnered with CPDonline.ca to provide Ontario's law association members access to their extensive 24/7 online cpd library for just $199.00 per year.  

Plus, for each new subscriber within your association, CPDonline will donate  $100 to that association!  



Join us as we venture into the heart of Ecuador’s societal and natural heritage - includes visits to Quito, Baltra, Otavalo, & Galápagos (with Peru Extension)!

NOV. 23 - DEC. 2, 2020

 BONUS:  FOLA will donate $50 for each person registered on this trip to that respective Law Association!