The Richard J. Scott Award is presented annually by The Law Society of Manitoba to an individual who advances the rule of law through advocacy, litigation, teaching, research or writing.
The award honours retired Chief Justice Richard Scott, who served as Manitoba’s Chief Justice for over 20 years and is a Past President of The Law Society of Manitoba.
Called to the Bar in 1987, Jeff is a Partner with TDS and practices primarily in the areas of administrative law, commercial litigation and professional negligence. His administrative law practice is centred on professional regulation for self-governing professions and he provides advice to a number of those professions as counsel to discipline and complaints committees, as a prosecutor, and with respect to policy development. He was selected for inclusion in the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions of Best Lawyers in Canada for Administrative and Public Law. Jeff is a Past President of The Law Society of Manitoba and is the President of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. He represents the Federation on the Independent Advisory Board for Supreme Court of Canada Judicial Appointments. Jeff is also the representative of the Federation on Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin’s Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters, where he is a member of the Steering Committee. Jeff has been, and continues to be, an advocate for enhancing Canadians’ ability to access legal services and for effective, equal access to justice.
Don Douglas, CEO and Managing Partner of TDS says, “Everyone who knows Jeff appreciates his caring attitude, dedication to fairness, and sense of humour. We at TDS join with Jeff’s wife Liz, and their son Davis, in congratulating him on this wonderful achievement.”
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