Please find attached your 2021 Frontenac Law Association membership invoice.
As in past years, the FLA Executive and Advisory Committee continue to pursue numerous initiatives on your behalf with the objective of positively impacting the practice of law in Kingston. Through our Association with like-minded organizations, we endeavor to ensure that the perspective of the lawyers in Frontenac County is shared with the government, the Law Society of Ontario, the Federation of Ontario Law Associations, the Ontario Bar Association and the National Conference of Bar Presidents.
The services provided by the Association continue to improve and broaden each year. Whether you require library services, seek affordable Continuing Professional Development programs or wish to ensure the preservation of the historic Frontenac County Courthouse, our Association is there on your behalf. In serving you, as always, the FLA benefits from its close relationship with the Federation of Ontario Law Associations, the Ontario Bar Association and the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University and, as a result, assists its members to position themselves on the leading edge in access to legal information.
Since 2006, we have provided members with free attendance at one CPD program offered and hosted in Kingston by the Association. These are held in our library or on the premises of the Queen’s Faculty of Law. Again this year we are offering with your paid annual membership a credit of up to $110.00 towards the cost of attendance at your choice of one of our CLE events, provided that it is used within the calendar year. It is through prudent financial management that the Association is able to provide this benefit to its members.
It should not be forgotten that your membership fee contributes to the annual Kingston & 1000 Islands Legal Conference, a further source of continuing education credits. This conference is one of the lowest cost and highest value conferences in the region.
Finally, I should note that your annual fee also allows the Association to host the free social and educational events that our members enjoy.
For the reasons cited membership in the Frontenac Law Association continues to be an excellent value. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of membership or are interested in taking a more active role in the Association, please feel free to contact me or any member of the Executive.
We are also cognizant that the pandemic has had financial implications on all of our bottom lines. As a one-time measure, the Executive of the FLA have agreed to reduce the membership fees by 50% for one year only, in 2021. These reduced fees are reflected in the Member Sign-up Sheet attached.
We look forward to the initiation or renewal of your membership so that you might be able to share in the benefits membership offers.
While I have your attention I ask those of you who have one to take a moment to review your profile on the FLA website to ensure it is up to date. Please enter as many descriptors as possible in your areas of practice for maximum exposure as we are in the process of updating our website to be more user friendly. If you need assistance, please call our library technician, Jackie, at 613-542-0034.
PRIVACY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
At the Frontenac Law Association, the privacy of your personal information has always been, and always will be, of paramount importance to us. Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) became in force on January 1, 2004. The FLA makes every effort to be fully compliant with PIPEDA. We will obtain personal information only as necessary for the purposes relevant to serving you and will not release, retain or use that information for other purposes.