x ONTARIO REPORTS DECEMBER 7, 2018
Interested in Running for Bencher?
Watch the Free Bencher Election
Are you interested in serving as a bencher and having a greater say in how
the Law Society governs in the public interest? Lawyers and paralegals are
invited to view a free webcast on the upcoming bencher election. The
webcast will air at 5:00 p.m. on January 10, 2019.
Treasurer Malcolm Mercer will provide insights on the importance of the
Law Society’s public interest governance mandate and the issues currently
being studied by the organization. Participants will hear from experienced
benchers who will talk about the roles and responsibilities of benchers.
Information on the election process and running for bencher will also be
Ontario’s legal professions are facing many challenges – the evolving
needs of clients, the changing demographics of lawyers and paralegals,
the impact of technology and access to legal services by the public.
Benchers play a key role in helping the Law Society address those
Governance in the public interest is critical to self-regulation and benchers
are entrusted with fulfilling this responsibility by setting the direction for
the Society’s work in regulating the professions. Lawyers and paralegals
from all communities, practice areas, work environments, firm sizes, and
geographic locations are encouraged to run for election as bencher.
To access the link to view the webcast on January 10, and for complete
information about the bencher election, visit the 2019 Bencher Election
webpage at Bencher Election 2019.
Candidate nomination forms must be received in the Office of the
Elections Officer, at the Law Society of Ontario, 130 Queen Street
West, Toronto, M5H 2N6, by 5:00 pm on February 8, 2019.
Notice to the Professions