• It's Time to Vote

    Voting in the 2019 Bencher Election is now open.

     

    Check your inbox for an email ballot from "Computershare"

     

    I hope I can count on your support.

     

    -- Geoff

  • HI, I AM GEOFF

    I am running for Bencher and I need your support

  • About Me

    I am a proud husband, father, and Western graduate, but I am most proud of having served our country as a Canadian Army Reservist. I was called in 2010 and previously came from a career in investment banking. I currently live in Toronto with my wife Evgeniya, and our three children, Daniel, Elizabeth, and Alexandra.

     

    I am running because our society needs to focus more on empowering our members and less on its own perception and branding. We need to do more to ensure that the public receives top-quality service from new and existing lawyers. We need to spend less time and money on billboards and transit ads which do nothing to serve members or protect the public.

     

    I truly believe that we need to let the outstanding work of our members speak for itself.
     
    I have three degrees from Western: BA, MBA and JD. While studying in London, I served as a logistics officer in the Canadian Army and held the rank of 2nd Lieutenant.

     

    Prior to law, I had a career as an investment banker. I worked on the European M & A team for General Electric and was Vice President of Corporate Finance for an Investment Bank in Ukraine. I have also provided consulting services to the Australian Stock Exchange.
     
    After receiving my call, I began as a sole practitioner, but my team has grown to include associates and law clerks. Our firm, Geoff Pollock & Associates, practices real estate, wills & estates, corporate law, as well as litigation. Having my own firm provides me with the flexibility to volunteer regularly with Pro Bono Ontario and coach my children's hockey teams in Leaside.
     
    Outside of work, I am an avid community volunteer and am passionate about public service. I have served on many boards, run in a federal election, and was a founding member of Haven Toronto’s Fortunate 500, which is Canada’s only charity focused upon homeless senior men.

     
    I hope I can count on your support.

  • See what others have been saying about Geoff

    Pamela-Jane Taylor

    Barrister & Solicitor

    With his small firm practice and business management background, Geoff will provide a strong, principled voice of reason to help refocus the Law Society’s mandate and address practical concerns over its ever increasing budget. I’m happy to support him.

    Keith Toumi

    Barrister & Solicitor

    I am voting for Geoff Pollock for Bencher in 2019. Geoff's proven legal practice expertise, his demonstrable public service and wide range of international business experience, all combined with his high degree of personal and professional integrity, mean that Geoff will be a valuable addition to serve Ontario's lawyers as a member of their governing body.

    John Parker

    Former MPP and Toronto City Councillor

    Geoff Pollock is a person of intelligence, principle, and integrity. I support his candidacy for Bencher without reservation.

     

    Ted Bacher

    Barrister & Solicitor

    Over the years that I have known Geoff personally and as a lawyer,he has always been conscientious and amiable,attributes that would play well for him as a Bencher.

     

    Pro Bono Ontario

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  • I welcome all members to contact me if they have questions about my campaign or want to discuss issues facing our profession.

    Phone me at 416.777.0088 or click the button below.

  • Improve Support for Pro Bono Ontario

    Our society must do more to ensure that those who cannot afford a lawyer can still access high-quality legal advice for a variety of matters. If elected, I will advocate for crediting CPD hours to members who volunteer their time with Pro Bono Ontario.​

    Better Training for New Lawyers

    I have spoken to many members, who agree that new lawyers are less and less equipped to handle the demands of practice. It has becoming more challenging for new graduates to find articles. If elected, I will explore solutions so that our law school graduates can hit the ground running.

    Prosecute Serious Ethical Breaches

    As guardians of the profession, our society needs to focus less on prosecuting small technical errors, and more on serious ethical breaches that directly undermines the public's confidence in lawyers and other legal professionals. ​

    Recognize Outstanding Lawyers

    Our society needs to do more to celebrate the exceptional work of our members across the province. The best way to improve our society’s image is to shine a spotlight on the community work of members at all levels of practice. If elected, I will advocate for more ways to recognize and promote members of our profession.

    Repeal the Statement of Principles

    Our law society needs to focus on protecting the public from problem practitioners, not engineering the political values of its members. If elected, I will work with my fellow benchers to repeal this needless and divisive burden on the profession.

  • Community Involvement and Boards

    Past and Present

    ProBono Law Ontario

    Duty Counsel and Volunteer

    Fortunate 500 - Haven Toronto

    Founding Member - Toronto drop-in centre for the Homeless

    Ontario Bar Association

    Member

    Churchill Society for Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy

    Director

    Ivey Alumni Association

    Director

    Lawyers' Club of Toronto

    Trustee

    Sapphire Digital Health Solutions Inc.

    Chairman of the Board

    Thomas More Lawyers Guild

    Member

    Toronto Lawyers Association

    Member

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