The 2020 Bencher Election will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Online voting polls will open Monday, April 20, 2020, and close 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, 2020.
In this election, there are 11 vacancies for the 12 Elected Bencher positions. The current Vice-President of the Law Society is from the City of Winnipeg Electoral District, and is not required to run for re-election and therefore, seven of the eight elected Bencher positions are vacant in that district. One practising lawyer is to be elected for each of the Northern, the Eastern, the Western and the combined Central and Dauphin Electoral Districts.
Please note the deadline for receipt of nominations is Monday, April 6, 2020. A copy of the 2020 Bencher Election – Voter List, Candidate Nomination Form, and more details on the upcoming election can be found on the Become a Bencher page.