December 11, 2019

Congratulations to Allan Fineblit Q.C. on receiving the 6th Annual Public Legal Education Award from the Community Legal Education Association. The Public Legal Education Award is presented to an individual or organization that has demonstrated outstanding achievement in providing public legal education to Manitobans.

Allan practices law with TDS in Winnipeg. His practice is focused on professional regulation, governance, employment law, dispute resolution, legal ethics, strategic planning, and practice management.  His clients include regulators, governments, lawyers and other professionals, and a wide variety of companies and organizations across Canada and internationally.

Allan was the Chief Executive Officer of the Law Society of Manitoba from 1998 to 2014, and prior to that was the Assistant Deputy Attorney General for Manitoba, the Executive Director of Legal Aid Manitoba, and in private practice.

Allan serves on numerous Boards, both in the community and nationally, including:

  • Vice-Chair Board of Directors of the Canadian Lawyers Insurance Association and Chair of their Claims Committee
  • Board of Directors of End Homelessness Winnipeg Inc. and Chair of their Governance Committee;
  • Council member and member of the Executive Committee, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba;
  • Board member Manitoba Blue Cross;
  • Past Chair of the Manitoba Health Appeal Board;
  • Board of Directors of the Manitoba Council of Administrative Tribunals and serves as Board Treasurer;
  • Member of the Winnipeg Citizens Hall of Fame Selection Committee;
  • Past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the United Way of Winnipeg.

Allan was appointed as a Queen’s Counsel in 1998 and in 2015 was awarded the Richard J. Scott Award for his commitment to access to Justice.  In 2016, Allan received the President’s Award from the Canadian Bar Association, Manitoba Branch.

Minister of Justice, Hon. Cliff Cullen presenting Award to Allan Fineblit


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