Law Society of BC: Bencher election results

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by pmnationtalk on November 17, 2021157 Views

November 16, 2021

Eight lawyers, including five Indigenous lawyers, have been elected to their first term on the governing board of Benchers. They will be joined by 17 Benchers who are returning following election or acclamation in their district, and five appointed Benchers, in forming a board that better reflects the diversity of the public that the Law Society serves.

The election of five Indigenous lawyers is unprecedented and a significant milestone in the Law Society’s ongoing efforts to increase the involvement of Indigenous peoples in its governance. The Law Society is committed to advancing reconciliation and to fostering diversity and inclusivity. The experiences, skills and perspective of the new Benchers will enhance Law Society deliberations and decisions on regulating the legal profession and protecting the public interest in the administration of justice.

All elected Benchers will serve a two-year term from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2023.

Full results of the Bencher election are available here.


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