Federation of Ontario Law Associations

ANNUAL FOLA AWARDS

NEW! FOLA'S ANNUAL AWARDS

At our November 2019 Plenary, FOLA will be announcing three new annual awards!


1. President's Award (for current or immediately past Presidents)

2. Luminary Award (for a librarian or staff)

3. Distinguished Service Award (for an outstanding member of an Association)


 FOLA  is proud to recognize outstanding individuals who make significant contributions to their Law Association and/or law library.   Award recipients make important contributions to our legal profession and help significantly in building a positive image with our communities-at-large.


DEADLINE
Deadline for submissions is April 1st of each year and winners will be announced annually at FOLA's May Plenary


***View Eligibility Requirements and Nomination Forms***


Citation

The award shall be an individual plaque recognizing the current president of the County and District and the local law association. The award shall:

a) be displayed in the local association library; and

b) be posted on the FOLA website;




We encourage you to review each award and support the efforts of your peers and associates who deserve recognition. 


**to view the  2020 Law Society Awards, visit here**


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ELIGIBILITY & NOMINATION FORMS

LUMINARY AWARD

Eligibility/Criteria

All current Library and Law Association staff (full-time, part-time, or contract) are eligible for nomination as long as they meet one or more of the following criteria:


1. Demonstrated leadership, creativity, competence and commitment to the professional growth of members;

2. Demonstrated leadership, competency, and commitment to improving the operations of the library and/or law association;

3. Spearheaded a large communications or programming initiative that achieved pre-established goals; and/or

4. Assisted on a major successful local fundraising campaign.










NOMINATION DEADLINE: APRIL 1ST OF EACH YEAR

PRESIDENT’S AWARD

Eligibility/Criteria

All current or immediately past Law Association Presidents are eligible for nomination as long as they stood out in one or more of the following areas:


1. Demonstrated leadership, creativity, competence and commitment to professional growth through their work with their Association;

2. Shown outstanding leadership and innovation in improving membership recruitment, renewals, and/or engagement;

3. Led in the creation of, or significant improvements to, programming initiatives through the local Law Association or law library;

4. Led in the creation of, or significant improvements to, community engagement and/or charity initiatives spearheaded by the Association; 

5. Significantly raised the awareness of the importance of their local Law Library as evidenced through multiple instances of positive media recognition; and/or

6. Demonstrated leadership through a successful fundraising campaign.



 NOMINATION DEADLINE: APRIL 1ST OF EACH YEAR 


DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

Eligibility/Criteria

All Law Association Members in good standing are eligible for nomination, with the exception of, the current and immediate past Presidents, as long as they stood out in one or more of the following areas: 


1. Showed outstanding leadership and innovation in improving membership recruitment, renewals, and/or engagement;

2. Showed exceptional willingness to execute their responsibilities as a member of the Executive and/or assist in tasks assigned by the Executive;

3. Led in the creation of, or significant improvements to, programming initiatives through the local Law Association and/or law library;

4. Led in the creation of, or significant improvements to, community engagement and/or charity initiatives spearheaded by the Association; 

5. Significantly raised the awareness of the importance of their local law library as evidenced through multiple instances of positive media recognition; and/or

6. Demonstrated leadership through a successful fundraising campaign.


 NOMINATION DEADLINE: APRIL 1ST OF EACH YEAR 

2020 Law Society Awards

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Each year the Law Society invites nominations for the Law Society awards. Awards for lawyers include the Law Society Medal, the Lincoln Alexander Award, the Laura Legge Award, and the J. Shirley Denison Award.


FOLA encourages all members to nominate qualified lawyers from thier Associations.