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Governance

FOLA’s Corporate Governance

FOLA began an unincorporated association in 1980. It was incorporated as a corporation without share capital on November 5, 1990, and is currently governed by the Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations Act, 2010. Our members are Ontario’s county and district law associations.

The following are our primary governing documents:

FOLA’s Role in LiRN

LiRN is an Ontario share capital corporation. The Law Society of Ontario, the Toronto Lawyers’ Association, and FOLA are its shareholders. The following unanimous shareholder agreement outlines the governance of LiRN:

Past Chairs of FOLA

FOLA was known as the County and District Law Presidents’ Association (CDLPA) until January 1, 2016. The chairs of CDLPA and FOLA have been:

  • Willson McTavish (1980-82)
  • Colin McKinnon (1982-84)
  • Douglas Thoman (1984-86)
  • Lloyd Brennan (1986-88)
  • Nancy Mossip (1988-1990)
  • Michael O’Dea (1990-1992)
  • David Lovell (1992-1994)
  • Harrison Arrell (1994-1996)
  • Richard Gates (1996-1998)
  • Johanne Morissette (1998-2000)
  • Lawrence Eustace (2000-2002)
  • David Sherman (2002-2004)
  • W. Ormond Murphy (2004-2006)
  • Paul Kowalyshyn (2006-2008)
  • Randall Babcock (2008-2009)
  • Robert Zochodne (2009-2011)
  • Michael Johnston (2011-2012)
  • Janet Whitehead (2012-2014)
  • Cheryl Siran (2014-2015)
  • Eldon Horner (2015-2016)
  • Jaye Hooper (2016-2018)
  • Michael Winward (2018-2020)
  • William Woodward (2020-2021)
  • Nathan Baker (2021-2022)
  • Douglas W. Judson (2022-)