Fall 2007 Bencher elections

Bencher elections are coming up this November 15. Elections are held every two years in odd-numbered years. There are 25 Benchers who are lawyers — elected by other lawyers in nine regions across BC — and up to six Lay Benchers, who are non-lawyers appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (provincial Cabinet). Benchers serve two-year, renewable terms.

All members who run for Bencher must be in good standing at the time of nomination and for at least seven years of practice. A practising member must maintain his or her chief place of practice or employment in the district in which he or she seeks to be a candidate. A non-practising or retired member must reside in the district in which he or she seeks to be a candidate. All members in good standing are entitled to vote.

A call for nominations will be sent to all members later this year.