Law Society of Alberta adds non-benchers to tribunal

The Law Society of Alberta has appointed a number of non-benchers to serve as adjudicators on its disciplinary tribunal.
Malcolm Mercer, a bencher with the Law Society of Upper Canada, says bringing non-benchers into the tribunals makes the adjudicative process more transparent and diverse.The law society recently added 24 new adjudicators to its roster of adjudicators, which now includes benchers, non-benchers and non-lawyers.
The law society has had lay-benchers in the past, who have served on panels, but this was the first time non-benchers were appointed to serve as adjudicators.
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