Nineteen candidates put their names forward for the 2024 Bencher Election. Two candidates have been elected by acclamation. On Wednesday, May 1, 2024, there will be an election in the City of Winnipeg, Dauphin Central and Northern Electoral Districts, for the eleven remaining bencher vacancies. To learn more, view the candidate profiles for your 2024 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 30 @ 5:00 p.m.

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

  • Eastern

    Mathieu Lafreniere

  • Western

    Trent Sholdice

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

Now Accepting Applications for Appointed Benchers

In addition to the 11 elected positions, there are four appointed lawyer positions available for the 2024-2026 term. If you are interested, please send your resume to Pat Bourbonnais at by Monday, April 29, 2024.