Brookstreet Ottawa Hotel
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6:30pm - 9:30pm            Dinner & Opening Keynote Speaker

The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C.,
Chief Justice of Canada

(Note:  This session was closed and therefore no video of Chief Justice McLachlin's remarks are being posted.) 


8:45am – 9:00am            Welcome, Introduction of the FOLA Executive & Roll Call of the Presidents

9:00am – 9:05am            Welcoming remarks from the County Carleton Law Association President – C. Jill Alexander

9:05am – 9:10am            Opening Remarks from the Chair, Eldon Horner

9:10am – 9:15am            Briefing on FOLA Elections – Cheryl Siran, Past Chair

9:15am – 9:35am            Report from the Executive Director, Michael Ras

9:35am – 10:15am          Real Estate Committee

                                    Eldon Horner, FOLA Chair
                                    Maurizio Romanin, Lawyer Done Deal

                                    Merredith MacLennan, Real Estate Committee Chair

                                    Discussion of FOLA’s endorsement of standardized closing documents and plan to encourage provincewide adoption
                                    Discussion of other matters arising from the work of the Real Estate Action Committee and Liaison Group

10:30am – 11:15am       Briefing on Legal Aid

                                    Briefing by David Field, CEO of Legal Aid Ontario on the current state of Legal Aid in Ontario followed by a Q&A session

11:15am – noon            Briefing on Ontario Justice System and Courthouse Innovation & Technology 
                                   Briefing by Christopher Johns, Executive Director – Innovation Office, Ministry of the Attorney General, followed by a Q&A session

1:30pm -  2:00pm         Treasurer’s Report
                                   Mike Winward, 2nd Vice Chair and Treasurer


2:00pm – 3:00pm          LawPRO
                                   Presentation by Kathleen Waters, CEO of LAWPRO
                                   LAWPRO Financial Update and Overview of 2017 Insurance Program


3:15pm - 5:15pm          The Future of LibraryCo and the County Law Library System

                                    Briefing from FOLA Executive and Law Society Officials (Diana Miles, Executive Director Organizational Strategy and Professional Competence; Sheena                                          Weir, Executive Director of Public Affairs & Communications) on the status of discussions with the Law Society respecting the future of LibraryCo and the                                      County Law Library System
FRIDAY, MAY 11TH, 2017

8:00am – 9:00am            Regional Breakfasts & Elections

9:00am – 9:20am            Morning Session Opening Presentation

                                     An Innovative Legal Education: The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University 
                                     Angelique EagleWoman (Wambdi A. Was'teWin)
                                     Dean and Professor of Law, Bora Laskin Faculty of Law
                                     Lakehead University
                                     (regrettably, a technical glitch prevented us from capturing video of this session)

9:20am – 10:10am           Briefing from the CEO of the Law Society of Upper Canada
                                      Rob Lapper, CEO

                                      (Regrettably, a technical glitch prevented us from capturing video of this session) 

10:10am – 10:25am         Announcement of Election Results, Introduction of 2017-18 FOLA Executive & Briefing on “Steps to Justice” Initiative          
                                      Cheryl Siran, Past Chair of FOLA

10:35am – 11:30am         Family Law Briefing

                                      Bencher Howard Goldblatt and chair of the Access to Justice Committee of the Law Society will brief FOLA on the process for input, key considerations                                        and next steps
                                      Sonya Jain, FOLA Family Law Committee, and Michael Ras, Executive Director will brief Plenary on FOLA’s proposed response
                                      This session will be an opportunity for members to provide input to the consultation

                                      (Regrettably, a technical glitch prevented us from capturing video of this session) 

11:30am – 12:30pm          Dialogue on Licensing

                                      Diana Miles, Executive Director of Organizational Strategy and Professional Competence at the Law Society of Upper Canada will provide a briefing on                                          the “Dialogue on Licensing” purpose, objectives and process. 
                                      FOLA Executive representatives will seek input from Plenary delegates to inform FOLA’s response 

                                     (Regrettably, a technical glitch prevented us from capturing video of this session) 

12:30pm – 12:45pm         Closing

                                      Appreciation for outgoing chair, Eldon Horner

                                      Remarks by incoming chair, Jaye Hooper