The Law Society is governed by a 24-member Board of Directors, also known as Benchers. Of the 24 board members, 20 are lawyers elected by the profession, and four are public representatives appointed by the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General. The public representatives (Lay Benchers) have all the rights and responsibilities of the elected Benchers, but cannot act as President of the Law Society. The Board provides strategic direction, focusing on goals that demonstrate our values and help achieve our vision and mission.
Benchers serve as volunteers for a term not more than three-years (up to a maximum of nine years in total). The key responsibilities of the Benchers lie in two areas: governance and adjudication.
Major committees, task forces and liaisons contribute countless volunteer hours to support our core regulatory functions. View our committees.