Focusing on the next generation // Bencher Election Watch

Make your voice loud and clear! Vote in this year's bencher elections

By Todd Harrison

On Monday April 4th, 2011

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Photo by Oliver Mallich  Voting opened this morning in the 2011 LSUC Bencher election.

Throughout voting month, Precedent will focus on bencher candidates in their first 15 years of practice. We’ve sent these candidates a set of questions about issues that are top-of-mind for many young lawyers in Ontario. We’ll be posting their responses throughout April, along with biographical details, poll questions and more.

So why focus on the more recently called bencher candidates? “When young lawyers face disciplinary proceedings at the Law Society of Upper Canada, they do not face a panel of their peers,” writes Precedent Managing Editor Crystal Luxmore in our spring 2011 issue. “Many young lawyers yawn at the LSUC’s day-to-day business. But Convocation does more than rubber stamp — it decides how to spend the LSUC’s money, weighs in on government acts and bills and strikes task forces to look into issues affecting lawyers young and old.”

Keep your eye on our blog for perspectives from the next generation of bencher hopefuls.


Photo by Oliver Mallich