2019 Bencher Election coming up!

Posted: 01/18/2019

Be a bencher

Are you interested in having a greater say in how the Law Society governs in the public interest? If so, you may wish to run as a candidate in the upcoming bencher election.

Taking place on April 30, 2019 the bencher election marks the first time that lawyer and paralegal benchers will be elected concurrently in Ontario.

As members of Convocation, benchers play a critical role in the governance of the Law Society and the regulation of Ontario’s legal professions in the public interest.

Lawyers and paralegals from all communities, practice environments, work areas, firm sizes and geographic locations throughout Ontario are encouraged to run in the bencher election.

If you are interested in running as a candidate, an archived version of an election information webcast held on January 10 is available online. The webcast includes information on the importance of the role of benchers, governance, critical issues for the Law Society and the bencher election process.

Nominations must be submitted to the Office of the Elections Officer at the Law Society by 5 p.m. on February 8, 2019.

For more information, visit the Law Society website at:  Bencher Election 2019 , or contact the Office of the Elections Officer at 416-947-3404 or 1-877-947-3434 — or via email at bencherelction@lso.ca.