#LSO Bencher Candidates

Lawyers – Toronto Region

Mirilyn Sharp – Lawyer bencher candidate

Mirilyn SharpLawyer Candidate - Toronto RegionAs so eloquently put by Charlotte Proudman, "achieving gender, class and race parity needs to be the aim of the legal profession, so that we ...
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Jonathan-Rosenthal

Jonathan Rosenthal Lawyer Bencher Candidate - Toronto RegionDiversity This incredibly important issue has proven very difficult for the LSO to solve. The solution does not lie in more studies to ...
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Joseph-Groia

Joseph Groia Lawyer Bencher Candidate - Toronto RegionWhen I decided to run for Bencher in 2015, I was in the middle of my nine-year battle with the Law Society over ...
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Julia-Shin-Doi

Julia Shin Doi Lawyer Bencher Candidate - Toronto RegionI want to ensure that the legal profession thrives, the role of in-house counsel is protected, self-governance is maintained, access to justice ...
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Lawyers – East Region

Yavar-Hameed

Yavar Hameed Lawyer Bencher Candidate - East RegionMy campaign is focused on creating greater access to justice by virtue of reducing barriers for students entering law school and becoming licensed, ...
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Sylvie Patenaude – Lawyer bencher candidate

Sylvie PatenaudeLawyer Candidate - East RegionMy biggest concern is to ensure that regulations affecting our daily practice as solicitors have a more balanced and practical approach to them... not just ...
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Peter-Beach

Peter Beach Lawyer Bencher Candidate - East RegionPeter Beach is a criminal lawyer in a small firm in Ottawa. He was called to the Bar in England i 1970 and ...
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Rebecca Bromwich – Lawyer bencher candidate

Rebecca BromwichLawyer Candidate - East RegionAccess to justice; modernization of regulation to keep pace with tech innovation; diversity and equality; mental health Called in 2003. Has worked in private practice ...
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Lawyers – Central South Region

Janis Criger – Lawyer bencher candidate

Janis CrigerLawyer Candidate - Central South RegionGovernance: We have managed to reduce Convocation more or less to the 53 voting members. I'd like to see non-Benchers invited to sit on ...
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Andrew Spurgeon – Lawyer bencher candidate

Andrew SpurgeonLawyer Candidate - Central South RegionMy priority as a Bencher is to advance the Law Society core mandate: to advance the rule of law, promote access to justice, uphold ...
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Winfield-Corcoran

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Michael-Metzger

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Lawyers – Central East Region

John-Arkelian

John Arkelian Lawyer Bencher Candidate - Central East RegionThe face the Law Society projects to its members is one of unaccountable and undemocratic governance -- the face of an organization ...
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Paul-Cooper

Paul M. Cooper Lawyer Bencher Candidate - Central East RegionI have a number of priorities for the next four years. First, I will fight to continue the progress we have ...
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Tania Perlin – Lawyer bencher candidate

Tania PerlinLawyer Candidate - Central East RegionWe have all heard the saying: actions speak louder than words. I am running to ensure that we are not just talking about change, ...
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Nathan Baker – Lawyer bencher candidate

Nathan BakerLawyer Candidate - Central East RegionProviding service to lawyers. Making the LSO more relevant by championing lawyers and the important work we do, serving the public by enhancing competence, ...
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Lawyers – Central West Region

Deepa Tailor – Lawyer bencher candidate

Deepa TailorLawyer Candidate - Central West RegionThe regulation of the legal profession should reflect the demographics of the legal profession and the lawyers within it. I hope to champion initiatives ...
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Claire Wilkinson – Lawyer bencher candidate

Claire WilkinsonLawyer Candidate - Central West RegionOntario faces huge challenges with access to justice. Litigants are waiting unreasonable periods of time to have their cases heard, and lawyers are frustrated ...
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Raj-Sharda

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Scott-Marshall

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Lawyers – Southwest Region

James-Mays

James Mays Lawyer Bencher Candidate - Southwest Region- Promoting and supporting the goal of equality, diversity and inclusion. - Giving voice to smaller and remote population area practitioners to help ...
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Gerard-Charette

Gerard Paul Charette Lawyer Bencher Candidate - Southwest Region1) LSO must do less. Many Initiatives have nothing to do with its jurisdiction. (For example, see Human Rights Monitoring Group Initiative ...
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Jacqueline-Horvat

Jacqueline Horvat Lawyer Bencher Candidate - Southwest RegionTECHNOLOGY: The increasing prevalence of legal technology and tools, as well as the rise of artificial intelligence in legal applications, is both a ...
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Teresa-Donnelly

Teresa Donnelly Lawyer Bencher Candidate - Southwest RegionPriorities for our profession include: • Promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion and implementing the Challenges report • Ensuring fiscal accountability • Regulating in ...
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Lawyers – Northwest Region

Etienne-Esquega

Etienne Esquega Lawyer Bencher Candidate - Northwest RegionI want to be a voice for the Northwest Region and Outside Toronto at Convocation. If elected I will continue to seek the ...
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Douglas W. Judson – Lawyer bencher candidate

Douglas W. JudsonLawyer Candidate - Northwest RegionYounger lawyers need to lead the modernization of legal service delivery and drive improvements in access to justice. The challenges facing newer calls are ...
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Cheryl Siran – Lawyer bencher candidate

Cheryl SiranLawyer Candidate - Northwest RegionThe legal landscape is changing rapidly and the LSO must continue to try to keep up with these realities. (1) The LSO needs to lead ...
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Ryan Alford- Lawyer bencher candidate

Ryan AlfordLawyer Candidate - Northwest RegionThe repeal of the Statement of Principles requirement should be the first order of business. Convocation should re-evaluate what it approved, especially after seeing how ...
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Lawyers – Northeast Region

Jack-Braithwaite

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Paralegals – Ontario

Michael Allan Brown – Paralegal Candidate

Michael Allan BrownParalegal Bencher Candidate - Ontario RegionNew to this profession as a second career. However, I have experience in labour mediation as a Union Stewart, WSIB investigations and workplace ...
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Robert-Burd

Robert BurdParalegal Bencher Candidate - Ontario Region1) access to justice- paralegal scope in family law 2) Bill C-75, maintain law student and paralegal scope 3) continue to implement recommendations to ...
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Paralegal Bencher Candidate – Stephen H. Parker

Stephen H. Parker Paralegal Bencher Candidate - Ontario RegionI have been involved with the Law Society and the development of paralegal regulation in various capacities for the past 18 years ...
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Cathy Corsetti – Paralegal bencher candidate

Cathy CorsettiParalegal Candidate - OntarioI plan to represent the paralegal profession with my strong and respected voice. To continue to develop Paralegal Education and expand our current scope. In my ...
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