What is the Federation of Law Societies of Canada?
The Federation of Law Societies of Canada is the national coordinating body of the 14 law societies which are mandated by provincial and territorial law to regulate Canada’s 130,000 lawyers, Quebec’s 3,800 notaries and Ontario’s 11,300 licensed paralegals in the public interest. Learn More.
The Federation of Law Societies of Canada plays a coordinating role among its member law societies, promotes the development of national standards, encourages the harmonization of law society rules and procedures, and undertakes national initiatives as directed by its members, among other activities. Learn More.
Our Members: Canada’s Law Societies
Every lawyer in Canada, notary in Quebec and paralegal in Ontario is required by law to be a member of a law society and to be governed by its rules. The Federation is the national coordinating body for Canada’s 14 provincial and territorial law societies. Learn More.
Council of the Federation
The Council of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada is the governing body of the Federation and is responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of the organization. Learn More.
Yesterday and Today
There has been a rapid and dynamic evolution in how law societies in Canada have come together nationally, working through the Federation, to fulfil their public interest mandates. Learn More.
Management Team and Professional Staff
The staff and day-to-day operations of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada are managed by a Chief Executive Officer and senior directors, located at the Federation’s head office in Ottawa, Ontario. Learn More.