Frederica Wilson


Frederica Wilson
Part-time Professor

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Frederica Wilson


Frederica Wilson is the Executive Director, Policy and Public Affairs and Deputy CEO of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, the national coordinating body of the country’s 14 provincial and territorial law societies which together regulate 125,000 Canadian lawyers, 3,800 Quebec notaries and almost 10,000 licensed Ontario paralegals in the public interest.

Frederica manages the Federation’s work on public policy issues of importance to the regulators of the legal profession, including those related to legal ethics, anti-money laundering, lawyer mobility, and solicitor-client privilege.

Prior to joining the Federation, Frederica was a Senior Research Officer with the Law Commission of Canada with responsibility for major law reform projects on Indigenous Legal Traditions and Vulnerable Workers. She is the co-editor of Métis-Crown Relations: Rights, Identity, Jurisdiction and Governance (Irwin Law, 2008).

Frederica began her legal career in private practice, first as a criminal defence lawyer then as partner in a firm specializing in labour, human rights and employment law.

Frederica co-teaches Legal Ethics and Professional Regulation at UOttawa with Karin Galldin.

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