Elected Benchers

The Law Society of Alberta is pleased to announce the results of the 2023 Bencher Election.

President-Elect, elected pursuant to section 12(4) of the Legal Profession Act

Central Alberta Representative

Southern Alberta Representative

Northern Alberta Representative



The Law Society of Alberta has five districts:

  • The Northern District covers all areas north of Wetaskiwin. It excludes Edmonton (All areas lying north of the 53rd parallel).
  • The Southern District cuts through the centre of Calgary and along the top of the Tsuut’ina Nation. It excludes Calgary (All areas lying south of the 52nd parallel).
  • The Central District falls between the two parallels, excluding Calgary.
  • The City of Edmonton.
  • The City of Calgary.

To ensure representation from across the province, representatives from the Northern, Central and Southern districts are elected to serve as District Representatives. Calgary and Edmonton do not have District Representatives. Representatives from any of the Northern, Central and Southern districts must both reside and have their principal place of practice in this district. If only one candidate is nominated in the Northern, Central, or Southern districts, the candidate will be acclaimed.

All voters may vote for anywhere between one and up to 16 candidates from amongst the general pool of candidates, regardless of district. The President-Elect is considered to elected at the time of the Election. As the Northern, Central, and Southern District candidates are acclaimed in 2023, they do not appear on the ballot. All remaining candidates continue to the general pool. The Law Society reviews the results for the remaining candidates and determines the candidates with the highest total votes to fill the remaining seats. The Bencher table is determined by going down the list of all remaining candidates starting from the highest number of votes until all seats are filled.