Solicitors need a strong voice in convocation!

As you know, solicitors have historically been underrepresented in convocation. With this year’s LSO bencher election, I strongly urge you to: a) vote and b) make a conscious decision to vote for strong solicitor representation.

Many lawyers campaigning for STOP. It’s obvious what they are against, but do you know what they are for?

Convocation deals with more than one issue.

I have the experience and good standing among my peers to be a voice for all lawyers across the province. I am endorsed by the following lawyers, inside and outside of Toronto.

Reuben Rosenblatt
Sid Troister
Jeff Lem
Maurizio Romanin
Bob Aaron
Larry Banack
Alan Silverstein
Bram Potechin
Eldon Horner
Harvey Strosberg
Jonathon Rosenthal
Andrew Dilkens
Don Thompson

How can you help?

  • Let your colleagues know of my bid for re-election by forwarding a link to this blog, http://www.bencherblog.ca/; and
  • Use the social media Share buttons below to spread the word to your networks.

Thank you for your support.


I Need Your Votes and Your Help!

I have had the privilege of representing you since 2015 as Bencher. I believe my experience both as a lawyer and a Bencher, will allow me to continue to be a voice for all lawyers in the province.

As only one of three Solicitors elected to Convocation, I have co-chaired the Committee for Real Estate Issues, and continue to be a staunch advocate and “voice” for Solicitors. Also, as a member of the OBA Real Estate Executive, I will to continue to bring a Solicitor’s perspective to Convocation.

I believe that I can continue to use the knowledge and experience I have gained over 43 years of practice. Having managed a practice as both a partner in small firm, and in a large firm, I am now Senior Counsel in the Windsor office of a large multinational firm. I believe I understand the challenges that lawyers from a variety of practice areas and backgrounds continue to face.

Once reelected, I will continue to focus on:

  1. More aggressive consultation with the profession before changes are implemented;
  2. Having Convocation deal with “real’ issues facing practitioners; and
  3. Creating a more positive perception of lawyers;

I will focus on the unique challenges facing Solicitors today.

The LSO must do a better job in surveying and consulting the Profession before taking action, e.g. changing our Society’s name and the inclusion of mandatory statements /requirements in annual reports.

Throughout my career, I have mentored countless Articling Students and associates. I have also taught at the CBA, LSO, OBA and Windsor Law. The proposed changes to the Articling program, demand a mentorship program beyond articling so that high practice standards will be maintained. I pledge to focus on ensuring that we implement a program to assist new lawyers and benefit the profession and the public.

The negative public perception of our profession (mainly due to lawyers who have misbehaved) must be addressed. I have, and will continue to advocate, for a more public, transparent discipline process so as to ensure that all complaints and issues are fair to all parties, including lawyers.

How can you help?

We need to ensure a strong Solicitor’s voice in Convocation. You can help by letting your colleagues know of my bid for re-election.

  1. If you aren’t already doing so, follow this blog by entering your email address and hitting the Follow button to the right;
  2. Copy this link: http://www.bencherblog.ca/2019/02/19/lsobencher2019 and paste it into your email program to forward to your colleagues; and
  3. Use the social media Share buttons below to spread the word to your networks.

Thank you for your support.