September 26, 2023

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

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

I’m working 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 have interaction in rigorous, passionate, and respectful debates. They need to be unbiased 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 observe, I’ve by no means met a lawyer who needed to pay extra charges, dues or be topic to elevated regulation by the LSO.


If elected, my choices as a Bencher will probably 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 corporations in Canada. We had been named one in all Canada’s Greatest Household Regulation Corporations 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 12 months. My purpose is to carry these similar core values to my work as a Bencher that represents you.

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

Why Vote Russell Alexander for Bencher?

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

Sturdy management: I’ve robust management abilities, together with the power to encourage and inspire others, to make troublesome choices, and to construct consensus.
Strategic pondering: I feel strategically and make choices which might be in the perfect pursuits of the authorized occupation.
Information of the authorized occupation: I’ve a deep understanding of the authorized occupation, together with its historical past, developments, and challenges.
Communication abilities: I talk successfully with members of the authorized occupation, the general public, and different stakeholders. This contains the power to hearken to and current concepts clearly, and to have interaction 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 probably be open-minded and keen to contemplate completely different views and concepts. This contains 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 bettering the administration of justice in Ontario. Some examples embrace my professional bono authorized providers, our RIA charitable giving fund that now donates $20,000.00 every year 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 Stay occasions.
These qualities, abilities, 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.

To indicate my gratitude please obtain a free digital copy of my current ebook, Zoom Divorce. Practitioners might discover Chapter 5 useful because it offers a step-by-step information to submitting your courtroom paperwork on-line by way of CaseLines.

With gratitude,


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Russell Alexander

I’m working as your bencher candidate. Vote for me as a result of I’ll control the steadiness sheet, reasonable LSO rules, and enhance entry to justice. Be taught extra at