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FOLA PLENARY - MAY 8-10 2019

FOLA's May 2019 Plenary Session was held in Toronto from May 8-10, 2019.


You can read our Post Plenary Wrap Up Report here, check out some pictures, and view some of our videos here or ALL of our Plenary videos here.  


THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!  CHECK THEM OUT HERE & HERE & HERE!

  

OUR MAY 2019 PLENARY WAS APPROVED FOR 6hrs OF PROFESSIONAL CONTENT.  To submit your hours and/or learn more about LSO CDP requirements, please visit: CPD Hours LSO


FOLA REPORTS

CHAIR’S REPORT

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT

REAL ESTATE REPORT

ALTERNATIVE BUSINESS STRUCTURES REPORT

FAMILY LAW REPORT

LEGAL AID REPORT

MAY 2019 PLENARY VIDEOS

Katie Robinette's Executive Director's Report


For all our Plenary videos, please visit our YouTube Playlist.

Committee Reports Part 1


Family Law

Valerie Brown, FOLA Family Law Committee Chair & Helena Birt, Sr. Prog. Dir., Steering Committee for the Family Law Limited Scope Services Project


Alternative Business Structures

Rene Larson, FOLA's Northwest Regional Rep providing an update on Alternative Business Structures 


Committee Reports Part 2


Real Estate

Eldon Horner, FOLA Real Estate Committee Co-Chair 


Legal Aid

Terry Brandon, FOLA Legal Aid Committee Chair 

Legal Aid Ontario Presentation


David Field, CEO of Legal Aid Ontario

NOTE:  this video has been accredited by the Law Society for 20 Minutes of Professional Content 

Partnership Presentations


Valentine Bois - Lawyers Financial

Chris Wyskiel -Librarian, Brant Law Association re: Library App 

George Levesque - GoAhead Tours 

Mental Health & Mental Wellness: Insights & Considerations for the Legal Profession


DR. SUSAN FARRELL, PhD 

Clinical Director, Community Mental Health Program Associate 

Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine Clinical Professor, School of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, UofO 

Fellow, Canadian Psychological Association  


NOTE:  this video has been accredited by the Law Society for 1 hour of Professional Content  

Marketing Strategies for Lawyers

 

The Legal A Team's Jana Schilder offers strategies for marketing strategies for sole practicing lawyers on a VERY small budget.


NOTE:  this video has been accredited by the Law Society for 1 hour of Professional Content   

Online Content & Social Media Panel


Panel Members: 

Sean Power, President, Resonant Change Communications 

Kristy Guthrie-Roth, Principal Strategist, Brightlight Content Claire Bazley, Digital Marketing & CRM Consultant Ashlee Froese, Froese Law, MODERATOR  


NOTE: This session is approved for 45 minutes of professionalism content

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Law Society of Ontario

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The Law Society of Ontario governs Ontario’s lawyers and paralegals in the public interest by ensuring that the people of Ontario are served by lawyers and paralegals who meet high standards of learning, competence and professional conduct.


The Law Society regulates, licenses and disciplines Ontario’s more than 50,000 lawyers and over 8,000 licensed paralegals pursuant to the Law Society Act and the Law Society's rules, regulations and guidelines. 

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CPDonline.ca is the leading provider of on-demand CPD Videos for lawyers.


CPDonline.ca is offering Ontario law association members a calendar year subscription to access any and all videos for only $199.50 + HST. This is 50% off the regular subscription price. Their video library is extensive and includes hundreds of hours of programming from a variety of law associations covering a large variety of practice areas with both professionalism and substantive content.

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Since 2005, The Legal A Team has been delivering Relentless Results™ to lawyers and law firms across Canada and the U.S. We specialize in law firm marketing, law firm business development, law firm branding, law firm public relations, websites for law firms, and organic Search Engine Optimization (SEO).  Learn more at  www.TheLegalATeam.com  

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As the world's largest private education company, EF Go Ahead Tours knows that travel is the best way to learn about the world. With over 50 years of experience and a rich network of local experts, their tours make it easy to get to the heart of a destination.   


FOLA is proud to partner with GoAhead to be able to offer custom tours.  Learn more at:  https://grouptoursite.ca/fola 

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