Lawyers are advocates. They advocate for their clients in hopes of helping them move toward positive resolutions. Yet, lawyers often forget to advocate for themselves. They forget that they have the ability to shape the legal profession not just through their bar associations, but also their law societies.
In Ontario, the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Convocation will make countless decisions over the next four years. These decisions will shape the future of the profession, impact clients and also every individual lawyer in Ontario.
What happens at Convocation doesn’t stay at Convocation. Ultimately, the decisions made there don’t stay there, but go on to permeate every aspect of Ontario’s legal profession. That’s why we urge you to take 15 minutes and advocate for yourself.
It’s easy to forget about advocating for yourself when you’re busy advocating for others. Take the time and vote today. Voting closes on at 5:00 PM (EDT) on April 30, 2015.
For more information on voting check out the Law Society’s website:https://www.lsuc.on.ca/bencher-election-2015/