The Manitoba government is issuing a call for applications for Queen’s counsel (QC), a prestigious opportunity for lawyers to be recognized for their exceptional contributions to the practise of law.

The Queen’s counsel designation officially recognizes professional excellence by Manitoba lawyers, whose chosen field plays such an integral role in our society. Please consider nominating those who exemplify the best qualities of their profession to receive this unique honour.
Queen’s counsel is an honourary title bestowed on a lawyer by the lieutenant-governor in council, based on recommendations made by the justice minister, following consultation with an advisory council. Practising and retired lawyers are eligible to self-nominate or they may be nominated by others.

To be eligible for QC consideration, lawyers must have:

  • Demonstrated outstanding practice
  • Shown integrity and leadership
  • Contributed to excellence in the profession
  • Have been in practice for at least 10 years

Applications for Queen’s counsel appointments are valid for three years. Previous applicants need not reapply, unless they choose to provide new or updated information.

The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, August 31.

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