Nominations now open for 2019 election

Posted: 10/25/2018

Be a BencherCandidate nominations for the 2019 Bencher Election opened on October 15, 2018. This election takes place on April 30, 2019 and marks the first time that lawyer and paralegal Benchers will be elected concurrently in Ontario.

Benchers play a critical role in the governance of the Law Society and the regulation of Ontario’s legal professions in the public interest.

A total of 40 lawyer benchers will be elected — 20 from inside Toronto, and 20 from outside Toronto. A total of five paralegal benchers are elected.

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

Those interested need to submit nomination forms to the Law Society by 5:00 p.m. on February 8, 2019.

The nomination package is available on the Law Society website at


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