Bencher Elections


  • Can the StopSOP benchers repeal the Statement of Principles?

    Can the StopSOP benchers repeal the Statement of Principles?

    May 17, 2019

    A group of benchers opposed to the Statement of Principles will need to win the support of their colleagues to repeal the requirement.

  • Diversity group formed to seek equity in Ontario legal profession

    Diversity group formed to seek equity in Ontario legal profession

    May 13, 2019

    A group of legal professionals who embrace diversity within the profession has recently been created by a young lawyer.

  • The meaning of community

    Apr 29, 2019

    It’s been a long campaign for those running in #BencherElection2019, with the end in sight. Part of the ongoing discussion (and controversy) that has emerged is around voter turnout.

  • Fixed fees advertising in real estate ads questioned

    Fixed fees advertising in real estate ads questioned

    Apr 15, 2019

    Real estate lawyers continue to advertise fixed-fee services with exceptions, despite tighter restrictions passed by the Law Society of Ontario less than two years ago.

  • Sustainability of self-regulation scrutinized

    Sustainability of self-regulation scrutinized

    Apr 15, 2019

    Bencher candidate John Nunziata says he thinks the provincial government may have to intervene in the legal profession’s self-regulation model following the bencher election ending April 30.

  • Never a dull moment

    Apr 15, 2019

    This week, voting begins for the Law Society of Ontario’s bencher election.

  • Monday, April 8, 2019

    Monday, April 8, 2019

    Apr 8, 2019


    SOP Motion Planned

    Leaf Names New Director

    Walters Dean Of Queen’s Law

    Law Times Poll

  • Questions around CPD raised by bencher hopefuls

    Questions around CPD raised by bencher hopefuls

    Apr 8, 2019

    The Law Society of Ontario’s 2019 budget estimates the governing body will spend about $1 million more this year than last year on continuing professional development and says it will receive half a million dollars less in revenue from the endeavour.

  • Donations pledged for recent calls’ votes

    Donations pledged for recent calls’ votes

    Apr 8, 2019

    Several candidates in the Law Society of Ontario’s bencher election say they will donate a sum of money for every lawyer who was called to the bar in the past decade and casts a ballot.

  • A different shift

    Apr 8, 2019

    I was at an event this week (of course, on the upcoming bencher election that Law Times has been covering thoroughly) and candidate Billeh Hamud commented that the profession runs about 30 years behind the rest of society.

Law Times Poll


A group of benchers opposed to the Statement of Principles will need to win the support of their colleagues to repeal the requirement. Do you think they will be successful in repealing the statement of principles in the coming year?
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