Bencher Board & Committees

Notice of the 2020 Bencher Election

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. 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.

The Law Society of Manitoba is governed by a board of directors called Benchers. It consists of 12 practising lawyers elected by their peers, four practising lawyers appointed based upon a skills matrix, six public representatives appointed by a statutory committee, one articling student elected by fellow students, the immediate past president of the Law Society and the Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba.

Board Members