Twenty candidates put their names forward for the 2022 Bencher Election. Two candidates have been elected by acclamation. On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, there will be an election in the City of Winnipeg, Northern and Western Electoral Districts, for the ten remaining bencher vacancies. To learn more, view the candidate profiles for your 2022 Bencher Nominees.

Online voting polls are now open. Eligible voters can cast their vote by logging into The Law Society of Manitoba member portal.

Voting Polls Close Tuesday, May 3 @ 5:00 p.m.

These candidates have been elected by acclamation in the following electoral districts.

  • Central Dauphin

    Mason Broadfoot

  • Eastern

    Mathieu Lafreniere

For questions about the electoral process, please contact Rennie Stonyk at

Now Accepting Applications for Appointed Benchers

In addition to the 12 elected positions, there are three appointed lawyer positions available for the 2022-2024 term. If you are interested, please send your resume to Pat Bourbonnais at by Friday, May 6, 2022.