Adjudicators, or members of the Tribunal, make up the panels that hear and decide Tribunal cases. Law Society Tribunal adjudicators may be benchers (members of Convocation, the Law Society’s board of directors), or appointees (appointed by Convocation). They are lawyers, paralegals, or lay people. Most appointments are for a two-year term. The member – position description sets out key competencies and duties.
Each panel is chosen by the Tribunal Chair, with an eye to such factors as representation, areas of expertise, and experience. Panels can comprise one, three or, for appeals, five adjudicators. When there are multiple adjudicators on a panel, one of the adjudicators is assigned to lead the panel as chair.
Below is a complete list of Tribunal adjudicators, along with their biographies.