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FOLA: Province paying lip service to consultation on critical issues

The Ontario government’s lack of commitment to meaningful consultation is striking another blow to access to justice, says FOLA Chair Michael Winward.  Continue reading here.

Remarks on the Rainy River District Judicial Vacancy

Remarks of Douglas W. Judson, President of the Rainy River Law Association, from the May 15, 2019 meeting of the Rainy River District Municipal Association.   Read here.

NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY LAW ASSOCIATION SUMMER 2019 NEWSLETTER

Lots of articles, including one by FOLA, one about what Rugby can teach us about Law, Legal Aid concerns, some podcast recommendations, and more!  Read it here.

BANACK BENCHER NEWS - MAY 2019

View the most recent Banack Bencher Newsletter by Larry Banack here.  View older editions here.

Legal aid cuts a step back on access to justice: FOLA

The provincial government is shirking its duties on access to justice, The Federation of Ontario Law Associations (FOLA) chair Michael Winward tells AdvocateDaily.com.  Read More

ONTARIO 2019 BUDGET & JUSTICE: FOLA applauds some measures, has some concerns

FOLA was pleased to see that the Ontario Government announced in it’s April 11th Budget that it plans proposed legislation to reduce the use of civil juries for simplified procedure trials, noting that this should help maximize the use of the limited resources within the Superior Court of Justice.  However, we are deeply concerned over the announced cuts to Legal Aid Ontario.  Read more.

MIDDLESEX LA NEWSLETTER - THE SNAIL - APRIL 2019

The April edition of The Snail is now out!  Read it here!

Lawyers flex creative muscle to commemorate Law Day

As Law Day approaches, mock trials have become a favourite community activity among Ontario’s Law Associations, says Katie Robinette, executive director of FOLA. Read more via AdvocateDaily.

It's Time to Hire an Articling Student. What's Next?

Article in the AdvocateDaily about FOLA's new resource page for lawyers thinking about hiring an articling student.  Read it here

  

THE RATIO - Thunder Bay Law Association's Winter 2019 Newsletter

A great read filled with library news, historical tidbits, and Lakehead news!  Read here!


The Northumberland Law Association's Winter 2019 Newsletter

Inside this Issue:  Great articles about lawyers creating change, responsibility for paying costs in family law, FOLA news, upcoming CPDs, research tips, and more!  Contributors include FOLA's Nathan Baker & Katie Robinette.  Read it here!


FOLA Provides Lawyer-Focused Guide to LSO Practice Resource Materials

Advocate Daily article that about FOLA's new Practice Resource page that offers both a roadmap to important LSO information and lawyer-focused suggestions for those facing a complaint or are facing suspension.  Read more  


Everyone Needs an RSP Right? Wrong!

The deadline to make a contribution to your Retirement Savings Plan (RSP) is March 1st, 2019. Most people will likely benefit from opening an RSP early, investing regularly, and staying invested for the long haul.

But perhaps, you are not like most people.   Maybe an RSP is right for you. Maybe it’s not.  So what is right for you?  Read the full article on AdvocateDaily.


The Advantages of Articling in a Small Town

The LSO recently endorsed two pathways to licensing for law graduates — articling with a firm or completing a Law Practice Program at university — but graduates would do well to consider choosing a small town practice over a big-city experience, says William Woodward, 1st Vice Chair of FOLA.  Read the full article on AdvocateDaily.


Unsure How To Land An Awesome Articling Position? FOLA Has Some Tips!

Landing an articling position is a very competitive process and many law students find it very stressful.  But with ample preparation, many challenges related to finding an articling position could be overcome.  Read the full guest article by Faridah Nassali on Advocate Daily.


Are we saving too much for retirement?

If the unexpected is truly unexpected, who knows what to expect?  Frederick Vettese is an actuary and partner at Morneau Shepell and the co-author of The Real Retirement and author of Retirement Income for Life.  He's looked at the most common shockers that we prepare for in retirement.  His conclusion?  Some Canadians are over-saving for retirement because they fear events that will probably never happen. And he’s got some math to prove it.  See the numbers and read more on AdvocateDaily.


Are You a Law Student Looking For An Articling Placement?

The Federation of Ontario Law Associations (FOLA) has a new page on our website just for you!  Read the article on AdvocateDaily.


Are you ready? #BellLetsTalk Day is: January 30, 2019!

FOLA Media Release about our resource page to help Ontario lawyers join in on #BellLetsTalk conversation about #mentalhealth.  You can read it on AdvocateDaily


FOLA partners with Global Legal Blockchain Consortium

The Federation of Ontario Law Associations (FOLA) has joined the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium (GLBC), an organization of legal and technology industry stakeholders focused on increasing the security, productivity, and interoperability of blockchain technology.   Read more on AdvocateDaily.


FOLA Launches LSO Bencher Election Resource Page

FOLA Chair, Mike Winward, talks about the upcoming Bencher Elections at the LSO & our new bencher election resource page.  Read article on Advocate Daily.   


Report on FOLA's November Plenary Now Available!

From November 7th through November 9th, 2018, Law Association Presidents, Law Association delegates and Law Association Library staff members in Waterloo, ON to attend FOLA’s Fall Plenary.  Read our Press Release on Advocate Daily.


Banack Bencher Newsletter #145

Contains updates on the November Law Society Convocation, Pro Bono Ontario, FOLA, & more!  BBN Dec 2018  -To view past editions, please click here.


Hamilton Lawyer Mike Winward elected as new FOLA Chair

Winward is eager to work with FOLA’s Executive in representing Ontario’s Law Associations and staying true to FOLA’s history of serving as a true grassroots organization in advocating on behalf of the 12,000 lawyers who are members of their local law associations.  Nov 2018 - AdvocateDaily


Law association membership helps young lawyers stand out: FOLA

Membership in a local law association can help new lawyers stand out from the crowd, says The Federation of Ontario Law Associations' (FOLA) new Chair Michael Winward. Nov 2018 - AdvocateDaily


FOLA announces partnership with CPDonline

FOLA has partnered with CPDonline to provide Ontario's law association members 24/7, unlimited access to their extensive cpd library for only $199.00 per year.  Nov 2018 - AdvocateDaily


New Videos: The Value of Membership

FOLA announces five new videos to help Ontario's law associations both retain existing and attract new members to your local law association.  Nov 2018 - AdvocateDaily  


Bencher reform and the impact on regional representation

The LSO's call to reduce the number of its benchers could adversely affect regional representation while adding to already heavy committee workloads.  Nov 2018 - AdvocateDaily


A delicate dance: Marketing in the legal profession

The article, in which FOLA Chair Jaye Hooper is quoted, discusses concerns around litigators who advertise "free" services.  Oct 2018 - AdvocateDaily 


Hooper to chair FOLA's upcoming plenary session

Jaye Hooper, chair of FOLA, will chair the association’s plenary session, which takes place Nov. 7-9 in Waterloo.  Oct 18, 2018 - AdvocateDaily


Algoma District Law Association Oct Newsletter

ADLA's many activities for Access to Justice Week 2018:  Events, Important Info, and a Contest! Oct 2018 - Newsletter


10th Annual LCLA Mentoring Dinner

On Wednesday October 10, 2018, the Lincoln County Law Association hosted the 10th Annual Mentoring Dinner at Coppola’s Ristorante & Banquet Facility in St. Catharines.  Theme: ‘Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion.’ 


Ontario Courthouse Libraries Association Oct 2018 Newsletter

OCLA's Oct Newsletter includes pictures, information on COLAL, a book review about Franz Kafka's "The Trial", and more! 


County of Carleton law library transformation offers lawyers modern facility

The first phase of the long-standing renovation of the CCLA's library was recently completed, giving it a new look, which includes a raised ceiling and spectacular light fixtures. Jaye Hooper quoted.     

Sept 2018 - AdvocateDaily


Northumberland Law Association Sept 2018 Newsletter

Articles, events, and more!