Serving as a bencher is an enriching and rewarding experience. If you are not in a position to run in the upcoming election, but are still interested in becoming a bencher, consider putting your name forward as a candidate for appointment. In addition to the twelve elected benchers, the Law Society appoints four lawyers each election year to serve as appointed benchers for a two year term.


How will lawyers be appointed to these positions?

A nominating committee will recommend to the benchers a slate of candidates based on a skills matrix which takes into account an applicant’s knowledge and skills, background and the established competencies such as integrity and sound judgment. At least one of the four positions must be filled from the Winnipeg Electoral District and at least one from outside the Winnipeg Electoral District.

To apply for one of the four appointed positions available for the 2024-2026 term, send your resume to Pat Bourbonnais by no later than Monday, April 29.

To learn more visit the Law Society website, Become a Bencher page.