Meet the Slate!
These 22 lawyers ran on a platform to eliminate the compelled Statement of Principles, known as StopSOP. They were elected with top votes from across the province and will serve the profession as benchers until 2023.
Their campaign was organized and led by the StopSOP Team, which included these non-bencher lawyers and paralegals and many others who helped in various capacities:
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.
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.