Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award is presented to a member of the Bench or Bar who exemplifies the ideals of service to the legal profession and the community. 

ELIGIBILITY

The Award is open to any member in good standing of the Manitoba Bar Association. Members of the current Executive Committee of the MBA are not eligible.

NOMINATION PROCEDURE

Nominations should include the following:

  • A concise curriculum vitae of the candidate
  • A cover letter of support outlining the reasons why the candidate should be selected

Nominations should be submitted by email to snagle@cba-mb.ca.

DEADLINE

October 1

SELECTION PROCESS

The award is administered by an ad hoc committee of MBA Past-Presidents. The committee reviews the nominations received and makes a recommendation to the Executive Committee.

PAST RECIPIENTS

  • 2018 – K. Eleanor Wiebe, Q.C.
  • 2017   J. Guy Joubert
  • 2016 – The Honourable Mr. Justice Murray Sinclair
  • 2015 The Honourable Madam Justice Freda Steel
  • 2014 Alan Scarth, C.M., Q.C.
  • 2013 The Hon. Justice Marshall Rothstein
  • 2012 The Hon. Judge John Guy
  • 2011 Roland Penner, C.M., Q.C.
  • 2010 The Hon. Madam Justice Sylvia Guertin-Riley
  • 2009 The Hon. Judge Ronald J. Meyers
  • 2008 David Matas
  • 2007 Professor D. Trevor Anderson, Q.C.
  • 2006 Dr. Arthur V. Mauro, O.C., O.M., Q.C.
  • 2005 – The Honourable Alfred Monnin, O.C.
  • 2004 – The Late Israel Harold Asper, O.C., Q.C.
  • 2003 – The Honourable Benjamin Hewak
  • 2002 – Yude Henteleff, C.M., Q.C.
  • 2001 – Martin H. Freedman, Q.C.
  • 2000 – The Honourable Ruth Krindle
  • 1999 – The Honourable Chief Justice Richard J. Scott
  • 1996 – The Honourable Charles R. Huband
  • 1995 – Clifford H.C. Edwards, Q.C.
  • 1994 – Harold Buchwald, C.M., Q.C.
  • 1993 – J.F. Reeh Taylor, Q.C.
  • 1992 – A. Lorne Campbell, O.C., Q.C.
  • 1991 – Donald A. Thompson, Q.C.
  • 1990 – G. Campbell MacLean, Q.C.
  • 1989 – Frank O. Meighen, Q.C.
  • 1988 – To Ruth Matas in memory of the Honourable Roy Matas
  • 1987 – The Honourable Frank Muldoon
  • 1986 – The Honourable Samuel Freedman
  • 1985 – Harry Walsh, Q.C.
  • 1984 – Judge Maxwell Cohen
  • 1983 – Keith Turner, Q.C.
  • 1982 – The Honourable R.G.B. Dickson