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Organizations

Canadian Bar Association
FOLA - Federation of Ontario Law Associations
City of London
City of London Bylaws
Law Society of Upper Canada
LibraryCo. Inc.
Ontario Bar Association
RECO - The Real Estate Association of Ontario


Canadian Bar Association
The web site of the CBA is packed with useful information including online access to the latest issue of the organization's magazine, The National.   The site also allows you to register on a number of online mailing lists and discussion groups according to your area of interest, as well as providing an events calendar, a publications list, podcast link, and a good selection of links to other legal sites.  http://www.cba.org

FOLA - Federation of Ontario Law Associations
Rebranded in 2015, the former County & District Law Presidents' Association (CDLPA) is comprised of current Presidents of the 46 County or District Law Associations in the Province of Ontario. The presidents and other association representatives meet semi-annually in May and November plenary sessions to discuss, debate and form resolutions on issues affecting the profession. FOLA states it is the only legal organization dedicated to being the voice of the practicing Bar in Ontario.  http://www.fola.ca

City of London
This site gives you access to all kinds of city-related information from what the tax rates are for different classes of property, to how much a dog licence is, along with information on possible land use changes and who is responsible for what at City Hall.  You can register for Spectrum programs or get into the City Maps feature where you can even find out what type of tree is planted in your front yard. View the City of London web site at http://www.london.ca

City of London Bylaws
Although the MLA Library has never held a comprehensive collection of city by-laws, we still get asked for them. The official version of all by-laws can be obtained from the City Clerk's Department on the 3rd Floor of City Hall, but an easily accessible source for these documents is the City of London web site.  It provides a selection of regulatory by-laws that have wide application within the City of London. The documents provided are consolidated versions that incorporate all amendments passed by City Council. On the opening page of each by-law document you'll find information on when the last amendment or consolidation occurred.  All by-law documents are in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format.
http://www.london.ca/city-hall/by-laws/Pages/default.aspx

Law Society of Upper Canada
In a renewed effort to keep its members up-to-date, the LSUC has recently incorporated a new design in its web site, exemplified on the opening screen by more intuitive and descriptive tab buttons. The site provides good, current information on topics like spot audits and CPD. The design reflects an emphasis on the LSUC’s mandate to ensure lawyers’ professional competence, and lawyers can access a variety of practice resources under the For Lawyers tab. There is now also some information aimed at members of the public, such as the complaint process, finding a lawyer and what do if a lawyer’s bill seems too high.     http://www.lsuc.on.ca

LibraryCo. Inc.
This is the overseeing body for the county courthouse library system. This site provides a wealth of information about the history, the purpose, the personnel, the philosophy and anything else you would want to know about LibraryCo.  It comes complete with links to supporting documentation, details about and links to each county courthouse library, and more.  They also give our web site a nice plug in the document "Winning Web sites" on the Resource Tools page. LibraryCo funds free access to Quicklaw in every county and district law association library. http://www.libraryco.ca

Ontario Bar Association
The OBA has a proactive site full of useful information for lawyers.  You can read about all the organization's initiatives, explore the various practice sections, find out about upcoming CPD events and search their publications catalogue.  Members can also tailor the opening page to display information pertinent to their areas of practice.  http://www.oba.org

RECO - The Real Estate Association of Ontario
This organization assumed responsibility from the Ministry of Consumer Services for the administration of the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act. Its mandate focuses on consumer protection and administration of regulatory requirements for Ontario’s real estate profession's complaint, compliance and discipline procedures.  It has created a detailed, informative web site that would be an asset to every real estate lawyer's bookmark file.  http://www.reco.on.ca.