I am pleased to have been re-elected as a bencher of the Law Society of Ontario. This website was published in my campaign for re-election in the 2019 Bencher elections.
I am grateful for the support I received from lawyers all over Ontario and hope that I will continue to provide critical, practical and creative thinking and good and fair judgment in all of the decisions of policy and implementation at Convocation.
Many thanks to all.
"Sid has all of the characteristics that should be expected of an elected Bencher. He is thoughtful, independent, experienced and hard working. Those traits are essential qualities for an effective representative and leader of the legal profession. Sid’s expertise and wisdom rises above any narrow area of the practice of law. Voting lawyers should seek others like him, rather than narrow focused, single issue candidates who will not have the depth, interest or capacity to address the numerous complex and competing issues to face Convocation in the next 4 years. We are fortunate to have Sid offering to continue as a Bencher for a further term."
Larry Banack, retiring Life Bencher, Toronto
"I have logged over 30 years as a Bencher, 20 years as an elected Bencher. If you are interested in electing a Bencher who is sensitive to the interests of lawyers in the regulation of our profession and not afraid to advocate them, then re-elect Sid. He is the real deal."
Ron Manes, Torkin Manes, retiring Life Bencher, Toronto
"I wholeheartedly endorse Sid for Bencher. When he first ran, I knew that he would bring great perspective and wisdom as a Bencher. Now that he has completed his first term, he has exceeded my expectations. He is not afraid to advocate positions that represent the solicitor side of practice and he brings common sense to the table. I urge you to vote for Sid Troister for Bencher."
Brian Chu, Bogart Robertson, Toronto
"The name Sid Troister is synonymous with legal education and the practice of law to the highest standards. He has always been a legal educator and an advocate for lawyers. Sid is always available to help colleagues and always a resource to all those who practice in the real estate and commercial area. Sid has been and will continue to be a hardworking dedicated Bencher about whom we can continue to be proud. He will make a positive contribution to the profession."
Reuben Rosenblatt, Minden Gross, Toronto
"I enthusiastically endorse Sid Troister for Bencher. Solicitors need strong representation at Convocation and Sid has proven to be a fair, reasonable and dedicated voice during the past four years. He has been a tremendous leader for the real estate bar for many years and brings this much needed experience and perspective to the Law Society."
Merredith MacLennan, Ottawa
"Sidney is not only a thought leader in his area of practice, but has a long track record of advancing the dialogue on the direction that the practice of law needs to go in. Sid marries a longstanding excellence in practice with an appetite for seeing the legal profession keep pace with its ever-changing environment. I would consider us fortunate to have his service as a Bencher."
Simon P. Crawford, Senior Partner, Bennett Jones LLP, Toronto
"You have that rare combination of knowing and caring."
Joseph Kappy, Toronto