October 2, 2023


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LSO Bencher Election Assertion: Russell Alexander

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Expensive Colleagues, I used to be known as to the Bar in 1998 and in my 25 years of apply, 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 staff these bills will be overwhelming. I get it. The apply 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 on your vote. I can’t be behest to any specific curiosity teams or slate of candidates. Benchers want to interact in rigorous, passionate, and respectful debates. They need to be impartial and train common sense 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 apply, 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 selections as a Bencher will likely 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 every of Canada’s Greatest Household Legislation 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 Legislation Awards supported by Lexpert and Canadian Lawyer for the 2023 Household Legislation Agency of the 12 months. My aim is to convey these identical core values to my work as a Bencher that represents you.

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

Why Vote Russell Alexander for Bencher?

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

Robust management: I’ve robust management abilities, together with the flexibility to encourage and inspire others, to make tough selections, and to construct consensus.
Strategic considering: I feel strategically and make selections which can be in the very best pursuits of the authorized career.
Information of the authorized career: I’ve a deep understanding of the authorized career, together with its historical past, tendencies, and challenges.
Communication abilities: I talk successfully with members of the authorized career, the general public, and different stakeholders. This consists of the flexibility to take heed to and current concepts clearly, and to interact in significant dialogue.
Dedication to variety, fairness, and inclusion: I’m dedicated to selling variety, fairness, and inclusion as evidenced by my dynamic and various authorized staff.
Open-mindedness: I will likely be open-minded and keen to contemplate totally 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, ladies shelters and different worthy causes, our annual Legislation Scholarship, our award-winning authorized weblog FamilyLLB, our authorized newsletters, our media appearances, and our bi-weekly Household Legislation Now Dwell occasions.
These qualities, abilities, and behaviours will empower me to be an efficient Bencher, chief, and advocate for the authorized career. 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.

To point out my gratitude please obtain a free digital copy of my current guide, Zoom Divorce. Practitioners could discover Chapter 5 useful because it supplies a step-by-step information to submitting your court docket paperwork on-line by way of CaseLines.

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, average LSO laws, and enhance entry to justice. Study extra at russellalexander.com/bencher2023

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