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Bencher Election Analysis of Participation

Jun 26, 2015

CDLPA has prepared an analysis of participation in the most recent Bencher election prepared by the Law Society.  CDLPA was particularly interested in this study and it contains a great deal of interesting information that we will be pouring over in the coming weeks.  We were disappointed in the turnout especially since it went down from 37% four years ago to 34% this year. 

CDLPA would like to draw your particular attention to Page 46 (turnout by size of firm) which showed a high turnout in larger firms (77% in firms of 76 – 100 lawyers) and a low turnout for sole practitioners (36.35%).  Starting on Page 55, a breakdown of voter participation by county is also provided.  At our most recent Plenary, this is something many of the Presidents expressed a desire to see and we are pleased that the Law Society was able to break the numbers down in this way.  Congratulations to Huron County which had a 60.29% turnout which was (by a considerable margin) the highest turnout.  Sudbury district was the next highest at 48.19%. 

For the full election results and participation analysis, please click HERE.