From time to time, members of the FOLA Executive or other guests are asked to speak on matters of interest to the practising bar.  We will occassionally publish the text of those speeches here.

"Mentoring & Professionalism Still Matter" - Speech By Lanneau Wm. Lambert, Jr. - President, National Conference of Bar Presidents - May 11 2016 (Video of this speech can be found at this link)

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On occasion, FOLA is quoted in the news.  Articles of interest will be linked here (NOTE:  Some articles are behind a paywall):

Lawyer Alleged to have broken advertising rules - Lawyers Daily, January 30, 2018 - (Quoting Past Chair, Eldon Horner re. real estate law advertising) 

FOLA and CCLA Launch "" to make it easier for solicitors to find wills - Advocate Daily, October 2017

Federation of Ontario Law Associations Advises LSUC to be careful in its contingency fee review - The Lawyer's Daily - September 21, 2017

FOLA Endorses Standardized Real Estate Documents - Advocate Daily, May 25, 2017

"Federation of Ontario Law Associations elects Jaye Hooper as Chair" - Advocate Daily, May 16, 2017

"Lawyers need clarity on tax changes affecting real estate transactions" - Advocate Daily - May 15, 2017

"Blaming lawyers for 'broken' family law system is misplaced: FOLA" - Advocate Daily - April 10, 2017

FOLA Chair Eldon Horner interviewed on CBC Radio Ottawa "All in a Day" on the topic of Family Law reforms in Ontario. His interview can be found at this link

FOLA is quoted in this Toronto Star article regarding Diamond & Diamond Personal Injury Lawyers and the practice of advertising for referrals

"Diamond & Diamond Under Fire" - December 3, 2016

"Consultation needed on services contract, lawyers say" - article quoting FOLA Real Estate Chair on the Federal Government Relocation Services Contract - August 8, 2016

"After wait, Rainy River to get new Crown" - August 1, 2016

FOLA Responds to Announcement from the Attorney General of a Family Law Review - February 9, 2016

News Release Regarding our Name Change from "CDLPA" to the "Federation of Ontario Law Associations - News Release - November 16, 2015

Appointment of Michael Ras as Executive Director of CDLPA - News Release - October 2, 2015

Woodstock Courthouse Security - "Woodstock police Chief Bill Renton says wand metal detector searches are designed to make the building safe for everybody" - Woodstock Sentinel Review, September 23, 2015

"Lawyers see 'considerable risk' scant prospect of reward in ABS​" - Lawyers Weekly, February 6, 2015​

Solicitors organizing to boost ​numbers at Convocation​ - Law Times:  September 22, 2014

LAO Project ​tests expanded paralegal role - Law Times: September 8, 2014

Letter:  CDLPA troubled by duty counsel expansion - Law Times: September 1​​, 2014

FOLA In The News

Media are welcome to contact FOLA for comment on issues impacting the practising bar in Ontario.  

​Please contact: 

Michael Ras, Executive Director


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