Bencher election 2019

Cast a Vote in Toronto Region for E Patrick Shea

April 9, 2019

On-line polls in the Law Society of Ontario Bencher election open on April 15, 2019 and close on April 30, 2019. In total, 40 Benchers will be elected to govern the LSO for the next 4 years.  Each lawyer in Ontario can vote for 20 candidates in Toronto Region and 20 candidates outside of Toronto.

There are important issues facing the LSO and a continuation of the status quo for 4 more years is not an option.  The necessary change can, however, only happen if you exercise your right to vote and you vote based on the candidates’ platforms rather than only name recognition driven by advertising. There are various places where you can find the candidates’ platforms, and I encourage you to review those platforms, and think about what you want the LSO to look like and do going forward before you vote. Of course if you support my platform, which you can find at, then please cast a vote for in Toronto Region for E Patrick Shea, but most importantly exercise your right to self-governance and vote!

E Patrick Shea, LSM

E Patrick Shea, LSM

Law School

University of Ottawa

Year Of Call



Bencher polls open on April 15, 2019. Before you vote, please review the candidate platforms and cast your vote based on more than name recognition.