LSO Bencher Election Assertion: Russell Alexander

Expensive Colleagues, I used to be known as to the Bar in 1998 and in my 25 years of follow, I’ve by no means met a lawyer who wished to pay extra charges, dues, or be topic to elevated regulation by the LSO. After I was a sole practitioner, these dues and laws had been burdensome. Now with over 20 Affiliate Legal professionals on my workforce these bills will be overwhelming. I get it. The follow of legislation will be costly and the LSO laws will be tough.

The 2023 LSO Bencher Election appears to be outlined by division and slates of candidates in assist of, or opposing varied positions. Some are involved that convocation could also be turning right into a parliamentary system with competing events, coalitions, and teams.

I’m operating as your Bencher candidate, and I’m asking in your vote. I can’t be behest to any explicit curiosity teams or slate of candidates. Benchers want to interact in rigorous, passionate, and respectful debates. They need to be unbiased and train logic and customary sense. They should promote decorum and civility. As your bencher, I’ll do exactly that.

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Russell Alexander, Bencher Candidate

… in my 25 years of follow, I’ve by no means met a lawyer who wished to pay extra charges, dues or be topic to elevated regulation by the LSO.


If elected, my choices as a Bencher can be guided by my core values of respect, teamwork, service, and management. These values have helped me develop my agency into one the biggest household legislation companies in Canada. We had been named one in all Canada’s Greatest Household Regulation Companies by the Globe & Mail, we’re A Nice Place to Work Licensed, and only a few days in the past, we had been chosen as an Excellence Awardee within the Annual Canadian Regulation Awards supported by Lexpert and Canadian Lawyer for the 2023 Household Regulation Agency of the Yr. My purpose is to deliver these identical core values to my work as a Bencher that represents you.

I’m keen about enhancing entry to justice, DEI and selling collaborative follow and different ADR strategies.

Why Vote Russell Alexander for Bencher?

These are simply a few of the traits that may make me an efficient Bencher:

Sturdy management: I’ve sturdy management expertise, together with the flexibility to encourage and inspire others, to make tough choices, and to construct consensus.
Strategic pondering: I believe strategically and make choices which are in the most effective pursuits of the authorized occupation.
Information of the authorized occupation: I’ve a deep understanding of the authorized occupation, together with its historical past, tendencies, and challenges.
Communication expertise: I talk successfully with members of the authorized occupation, the general public, and different stakeholders. This consists of the flexibility to hearken to and current concepts clearly, and to interact in significant dialogue.
Dedication to range, fairness, and inclusion: I’m dedicated to selling range, fairness, and inclusion as evidenced by my dynamic and various authorized workforce.
Open-mindedness: I can be open-minded and keen to contemplate completely different views and concepts. This consists of being keen to study from others, to problem assumptions, and to collaborate with others.
Ardour for justice: I’ve a ardour for justice and a dedication to enhancing the administration of justice in Ontario. Some examples embody my professional bono authorized providers, our RIA charitable giving fund that now donates $20,000.00 annually to native charities, girls shelters and different worthy causes, our annual Regulation Scholarship, our award-winning authorized weblog FamilyLLB, our authorized newsletters, our media appearances, and our bi-weekly Household Regulation Now Reside occasions.
These qualities, expertise, and behaviours will empower me to be an efficient Bencher, chief, and advocate for the authorized occupation. Please vote Russell Alexander for Bencher. If this message resonates with you, please go it alongside to your colleagues and ask for his or her assist on my behalf.

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With gratitude,


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Russell Alexander

I’m operating as your bencher candidate. Vote for me as a result of I’ll regulate the steadiness sheet, reasonable LSO laws, and enhance entry to justice. Study extra at