LSO Election Guide 2023

LSO Election Guide 2023

The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) is conducting its bencher election in 2023 in accordance with the Law Society Act and By-law 3 made pursuant to the Law Society Act.

The following guide provides information on the voting procedures for the election:

Who can vote?

The eligible voters are those who are lawyers and paralegal licensees of the Law Society whose licenses have not been suspended.

When will the voting take place?

Voting will take place in the third week of April 2023.

How will I receive my voting instructions?

Voting instructions and a control number will be sent to eligible voters via email.

How do I access the voting system?

The voting information will enable voters to access the election website, online internet voting system, the telephone voting system, and the online Voting Guides.

Who can access the ballot for lawyer candidates?

Only lawyers can access the ballot for lawyer candidates and vote for lawyer candidates.

Who can access the ballot for paralegal candidates?

Only paralegals can access the ballot for paralegal candidates and vote for paralegal candidates.

What is the role of Computershare?

Computershare, a third-party company, has been hired to conduct the online and telephone voting in both French and English.

What is the eligibility criterion for regional benchers?

The business address of the regional bencher must be within the electoral region at the time of election.

All eligible voters are encouraged to exercise their right to vote in the 2023 LSO bencher election. If you have any questions about the voting procedures, please refer to the LSO website or contact the LSO directly.