FOLA PLENARY - NOVEMBER 2018

FOLA's November Plenary was held from Nov 7-9 2018 in Waterloo, ON

  

The Federation of Ontario Law Association (FOLA)’s 2018 Semi-Annual Plenary is a gathering of the Presidents and Vice Presidents of Ontario’s 47 Law Associations, FOLA’s Executive, some law librarians, and friends of FOLA. 


With an over-arching theme of Mental Health & Wellness in the Law Profession, the conference consisted of panel discussions, talks, and presentations related to the issues facing Ontario’s practicing lawyer. 


SPEACHES AND PRESENTATION VIDEOS CAN BE FOUND BELOW & ALL OUR VIDEOS ARE AVAILABLE ON OUR YouTube Channel.  


November Plenary’s Highlights 

OPENING DINNER WITH GUEST SPEAKER

Ottawa Lawyer Steve Kelly

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THURSDAY KEYNOTE LUNCHEON SPEAKER

Ontario's Attorney General, Hon. Caroline Mulroney

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TREASURER’S RECEPTION AND DINNER

Hosted by Treasurer Malcolm Mercer

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SPECIAL PRESENTATION - WINE, WISDOM AND WITHSTANDING

Joe Groia, Law Society Bencher 

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SPECIAL PANEL:  

MENTAL HEALTH: RECOGNIZING STRESS & PROMOTING WELLNESS IN THE PROFESSION

Panel Members:

1. Darryl Singer, SINGER Barristers Professional Corporation

2. Janet Ozembloski, Vice President, Legal Counsel, Medcan

3. Leah Gardiner, Executive Director & Lead Trainer, Mindfulness Without Borders

4. Percy G., Barrister & Solicitor

5. Terry Brandon, Moderator (FOLA SW Regional Chair)

NOTE: This Session is Approved for 1 hour of Professionalism Content

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To Submit your hours and/or learn more about LSO CDP requirements, please visit:

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PLENARY - NOVEMBER 2018 - VIDEOS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT

Katie W. Robinette, FOLA's Executive Director, presents to the Plenary Delegates 

FOLA COMMITTEE REPORTS (from left to right): 

Legal Aid – Terry Brandon 

Bill C-75 – Nathan Baker & Terry Brandon 

Family Law – Valerie Brown 

Law Society of Ontario Governance Review – John Krawchenko 

FOLA COMMITTEE REPORTS - con't (from left to right): 

Paralegals – Alfred Schorr 

Real Estate – Merredith MacLennan & Eldon Horner 

Licensing & Accreditation Reform – Brigid Wilkinson 

LIRN PRESENTATION

Jaye Hooper, FOLA Chair (2017-2018)

Nathan Baker, FOLA PRC Committee Chair 

FOLA NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT 

Eldon Horner, FOLA Nominating Committee Chair & Past FOLA Chair 

DRUG IMPAIRED DRIVING

Nathan Baker, FOLA Central East Regional Chair/PRC Committee Chair, discusses what to do if your client is suspected of drug impaired driving.  

A must watch! 

LSO CONSULTATION: UNLOCKING, UNBUNDLING & PRACTICE OPPORTUNITIES 

Sheena Weir, Executive Director, External Relations & Communications, LSO 

Cara-Marie O’Hagan, Executive Director, Policy Division, LSO


NOTE: This Session is Approved for 1 hour of Professionalism Content

LSO Q&A & UPDATE ON LSO ACTIVITIES 

Diana Miles, CEO of the Law Society of Ontario, provides FOLA delegates with an update on the Law Society of Ontario's activities. 

ENHANCED CASE MANAGEMENT PILOT PROJECT

Margaret L. Waddell, Waddell Phillips PC

LawPRO BRIEFING

Dan Pinnington, President & CEO, LawPRO


 NOTE: This Session is Approved for 1 hour of Professionalism Content 


You can learn more about LawPRO here: https://www.lawpro.ca/ 

PRESENTATION:  CPDOnline

Paul Byrne announces the new partnership between FOLA and CPDOnline that allows Law Association Members to save BIGTIME on getting their annual Professional Development credits! 


Learn more at https://fola.ca/professional-development 

PRESENTATION: GOAHEAD TRAVEL

Danielle Sanders talks to FOLA delegates about all sorts of travel adventure options - including FOLA's 2019 trip to Costa Rica!  


You can learn more about the Costa Rica trip here: https://fola.ca/costa-rica 

PRESENTATION: LAWYERS FINANCIAL

Dawn Marchand discusses retirement planning at FOLA's Plenary.  


Dawn is the curator of FOLA's Financial Solutions blog - which you can view here: https://fola.ca/financial-solutions-blog 

PRESENTATION: NOTICECONNECT

Patrick Hartford highlights his new free service that helps estate practitioners save time when posting a notice to creditors or knowledge of a will notice.  


You can learn more about NoticeConnect on FOLA's Tech Resources page: https://fola.ca/legaltech-resources 

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FOLA'S NOVEMBER 2018 SPONSORS

PLATNINUM SPONSOR

 LAWPRO provides professional liability insurance in Ontario and title insurance across Canada. It also insures law firms under its optional excess insurance.


Cost-effective professional liability insurance, expert claims administration, and proactive risk management initiatives are the core of our operation.

THURSDAY DINNER SPONSOR

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. 

THURSDAY LUNCH SPONSOR

Lawyers Financial is a brand of The Canadian Bar Insurance Association (CBIA). Providing a comprehensive suite of financial solutions exclusively for lawyers, their families and employees is all we do. Being not-for-profit, we measure success in satisfied clients, not dollars. No matter the situation, we can help you to be ready. 

PANELS SPONSOR

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.

BREAK SPONSOR

A personal take on group travel!  When you travel with GoAhead Tours, they take care of the details, from handpicked hotels and authentic cuisine to the expert Tour Directors by your side throughout the journey.  

FRIDAY LUNCH SPONSOR

Publishing a public notice to creditors is an important way estate trustees can protect themselves from liability. 


NoticeConnect's system connects these notices with different types of creditors. It’s court-approved and trusted by lawyers, trust companies, trustees, and government.