Meet the StopSOP Slate!

    These 22 lawyers and one paralegal are running on a platform to eliminate the compelled Statement of Principles. They represent regions across the province. You may vote for candidates outside of your own region. Please consider voting for all of them (plus any non-slate candidates endorsed by StopSOP) and ONLY them to ensure that we achieve our goal of electing a Convocation that adheres to its statutory mandate, and gets out of the business of controlling the thoughts and speech of its members. 

    For ease of voting, download the alphabetical list here, or print directly from this webpage.

     

    Criminal Lawyer

    Take back the Law Society by voting for a STOP the SOP (Statement of Principles) Candidate.

    RETURN TO CORE COMPETENCY:

    The Law Society of Ontario’s core competency is to protect the public by ensuring members of the profession are competent and ethical.

    REDUCE FEES:

    The Law Society of Ontario has fallen victim to mission creep resulting in steadily rising budgets and increased professional fees.

    ELIMINATE OVER REGULATION:

    Good lawyers should be left to practice law. Unnecessary surveys and compliance requirements get in the way of serving clients.

    DEFENDING LEGAL RIGHTS

    The Law Society of Ontario has adopted a divisive social agenda that divides and categorizes people according to ascriptive attributes.

    Sam Goldstein believes the focus of our profession should be supplying the best legal service.

    VOTE FOR SAM GOLDSTEIN – a STOP the SOP Candidate


    Sam Goldstein practice is a sole-practitioner focusing on criminal law. He is a former crown attorney.

    Sam is a legal advisor to B’nai Brith. He has sat on the boards for various community organizations and is a dedicated volunteer for the Second Chance Scholarship Fund.

    He is a columnist for the The Lawyer's Daily.

    He is a founding member of the Stop the SOP Bencher campaign.

    He has appeared at all levels of court in Ontario as well as at the Supreme Court of Canada.