After a successful career in law, Russ has decided to apply his knowledge and experience to the legal profession as a bencher. He is a highly respected lawyer, with degrees from the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School.
Russ is known for his innovative approach to solving legal issues. He is a creative thinker who is able to think outside of the box and come up with creative solutions to complex legal matters. He is also a strong advocate for diversity in the legal profession, and has been a vocal supporter of initiatives that promote greater inclusion of indigenous, black and racialized lawyers within the collaborative family law process and the Bar, in general.
Through his practice, community service, speaking engagements, and other work in the legal profession, Russ’s goal has been to educate and inform his peers and the public. He believes that the public has a right to be informed and as such make educated decisions about their legal representation.
Russ also believes the public has a right to quality legal representation and as a Bencher; his goal would be to uphold the LSO’s duty to protect the public interest and improve access to justice in an open and efficient manner.
Russ’s focus a bencher would be:
- Improving access to justice with presumptively remote court hearings
- Creating more opportunities for Indigenous, Black and racialized lawyers in the legal profession.
- Increasing public awareness of collaborative practice and other ADR methods
In addition, he would advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in legal workplaces; support innovation through education; advocate for the use of new technologies in law practice; promote cooperation between lawyers/law firms/other organizations; support young lawyers; support women’s issues and promote pro bono work among lawyers.
For more information, please visit: https://www.russellalexander.com/bencher2023/