In February of 2015, Mr. Scott (formerly the Chief Justice of Manitoba) joined Hill Sokalski Walsh as counsel to the firm. Mr. Scott also carries on his arbitration practice through the firm.
Mr. Scott carried on a private practice with one of Winnipeg’s largest firms until his appointment to the Court of Queen’s Bench in June of 1985 where he quickly rose to the position of Associate Chief Justice in October of 1985.
In July of 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.
He is the Chairperson of the Law Society of Manitoba Discipline Committee, having been appointed in 2015.
As a member of the Canadian Judicial Council, Mr. Scott chaired the committee that prepared the first edition of Ethical Principles for Judges (1998). He was the first Vice Chairperson of the Council from 2000-2012 under then Chief Justice of Canada Beverly McLachlin.