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.