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The Honourable Richard J. Scott O.M. Q.C.

The Honourable Richard J. Scott O.M. Q.C.

Year of call: 1963 Call location: Manitoba Print

Biography

Mr. Scott received his Call to the Bar in 1963 and practiced with the firm of Thompson Dorfman Sweatman, as it is now called, until his appointment to the Court of Queen’s Bench on June 28, 1985, quickly rising to the position of Associate Chief Justice on October 4, 1985.

On July 31, 1990, Mr. Scott was appointed Chief Justice of Manitoba (Chief Justice of the Court of Appeal), a position he held until his retirement in 2013, earning the distinction of being the longest-serving Chief Justice of Manitoba.

On February 2, 2015, Mr. Scott joined the firm as counsel. He also carries on his arbitration practice through the firm.