The Judicial Appointment Committee welcomes the interest of qualified persons wishing to be considered for appointment to the Bench of The Provincial court of Manitoba. Please refer to the Judicial Appointment process for further information.
Applicants must have practised for not less than five (5) years as a barrister and solicitor in Manitoba, be a member in good standing of the Law Society of Manitoba, be entitled to practise as a barrister and solicitor in this province, or have other equivalent experience and has given an Undertaking or Confirmation respecting continuing legal education as contemplated by Section 3(2)(d) of the Provincial Court Act C.C.S.M c.C275.
The mandate of the Judicial Appointment Committee is to assess the professional excellence, community awareness and personal suitability of candidates, while taking into account the diversity of Manitoba society (c. 275, The Provincial Court Act).
Applicants must be willing to reside in the Court Centre of the vacancy and be capable of and willing to travel by automobile and small aircraft to circuit courts throughout the province.
Judicial responsibilities include a caseload of criminal cases and child protection matters as well as family law.
It is the responsibility of the Judicial Appointment Committee to prepare for the Minister of Justice a list of candidates and indicate whether such candidates are recommended or not recommended for appointment.