Richard J. Scott Award

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. Activities that support an independent judiciary, an independent legal profession, access to legal services, access to justice, and public interest advocacy are all eligible.

The award honours former 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. The award is presented in conjunction with the annual Pitblado Lectures in November of each year. The Honourable Mr. Scott will serve as Chair of the Selection Committee.

How to Submit a Nomination

Submissions should include the nominee’s C.V. and an explanation as to why the nominee deserves this award. The deadline for nominations is September 30, 2020.

Regular Mail

Chief Executive Officer
The Law Society of Manitoba
200 – 260 St. Mary Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0M6

Or Email

Pat Bourbonnais

Past Award Recipients

2019 Richard J. Scott Award Recipient

Saul Simmonds, Q.C.

Mr. Simmonds is recognized for his dedication to the rule of law, exhibited through the advancement of the rights of his clients before all levels of court in Manitoba and in the Supreme Court of Canada, and the significant contributions he has made to legal education and the enhancement of advocacy skills by sharing his knowledge in the legal profession through teaching, legal research and writing.

Karen Dyck (2018)

John Myers (2017)

Jeff Hirsch (2016)

Allan Fineblit, Q.C. (2015)

Irene Hamilton, Q.C. (2014)

Byron Williams (2013)