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Family Law Now | Ep. 70: LSO Bencher Election Candidates Virtual Town Hall

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Written by Russell Alexander ria@russellalexander.com / (905) 655-6335

Episode 70

Russell Alexander moderates a panel discussion with fellow 2023 Law Society of Ontario Bencher Election candidates, Angela Ogang, Atrisha Lewis and Steven Benmor. The candidates are also joined on the panel by former bencher, Gavin MacKenzie and the President of the Law Students’ Society of Ontario, Monica Santos. The panelists provide insights into the role of a bencher and also discuss their perspectives and platforms for the April election.

  1. What’s the role of the Bencher?
  2. Who elects them?
  3. The history of convocation at the LSO
  4. What’s the role of non-lawyer benchers and how are they appointed?
  5. Reflections on the Bencher experience
  6. The Role of Students
  7. Hot Topics for the 2023 Election
  8. Q&A

*Please note that the views and opinions expressed by the panelists during the virtual town hall meeting are their own and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of Russell Alexander or Family Law Now.

LSO Law Society of Ontario Accredited*This presentation has been accredited by the Law Society of Ontario and contains 35 minutes of professionalism content.


Family Law Now LIVE is a live virtual event series hosted by Russell Alexander and featured guests. They present on various topics surrounding family law to provide helpful information, answer questions, and share insights with the audience in real time. This podcast episode is a recording of a virtual event. Registration is now open to attend upcoming virtual events hosted by Family Law Now LIVE.

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Show Notes

LSO Bencher Election Statement: Russell Alexander

How the LSO Bencher Election Could Spell Disaster for Legal Associations and Libraries

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Russell Alexander

Russell Alexander is the Founder & Senior Partner of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers.