Nine candidates put their names forward for the 2023 Bencher By-Election. On Wednesday, April 26, 2023, there will be an election in the City of Winnipeg Electoral District for one bencher vacancy. To learn more, view the candidate profiles for your 2023 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, April 25 @ 5:00 p.m.

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

Now Accepting Applications for Appointed Benchers

In addition to the elected position, there is one appointed lawyer position available for the remainder of the 2022-2024 term. If you are interested, please send your resume to Pat Bourbonnais at by Monday, April 24, 2023.