Frederika M. Rotter

Frederika M. Rotter

Hearing & Appeal Appointee Lawyer

Biography

​Frederika Rotter was appointed to the Law Society Hearing Panel in October 2013, and is currently a part-time member of the Law Society Tribunal. She was called to the Bar in 1978, and retired as a litigator with the Ministry of the Attorney General (“MAG”) in December 2014. She worked at the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change from 2002 through to 2014. She was previously employed by MAG as counsel at the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (“FSCO”) from 2000-2002. Prior to joining MAG, Frederika was the Senior Arbitrator at FSCO and, as FSCO’s first arbitrator, hired in 1991, was instrumental in setting up the adjudication system there. Before that, she was a Vice-Chair at the Social Assistance Review Board (as it then was). She started her legal career as a lawyer and educator in community legal clinics – at the Centre for Spanish Speaking Peoples and at Parkdale Community Legal Services. Frederika has spoken frequently at conferences and has taught at numerous educational sessions sponsored, among others, by the Law Society, the Ontario Bar Association, MAG, Seneca College, and various private providers. She speaks a number of languages, including French and Spanish. She is a volunteer member of the Board of Directors of Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO), a community legal clinic dedicated to providing public legal education services.