Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP

Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP

June 11, 2009 09:30 ET

Jeff Hirsch of Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP (TDS) Elected as President of The Law Society of Manitoba

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - June 11, 2009) - Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP (TDS) congratulates Jeff Hirsch on being elected as the 89th President of The Law Society of Manitoba. Jeff was first elected as a Bencher in 2002. The Law Society of Manitoba is the governing body for the legal profession in Manitoba and its purpose is to uphold and protect the public interest in the delivery of legal services with competence, integrity and independence.

Jeff has also been appointed to a three year term as Manitoba's representative to the Council of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada which is the national coordinating body of the 14 Law Societies in Canada who have the responsibility to regulate Canada's 95,000 lawyers.

Don Douglas, TDS CEO and Managing Partner says, "The lawyers and staff at TDS congratulate Jeff for taking on this important role in the self-governance of the legal profession in Manitoba and the protection of the interests of the public whom lawyers serve. It is a big job and he has our support and appreciation."

Jeff will continue to serve his clients, practising in the areas of commercial litigation, bankruptcy and insolvency and aboriginal and administrative law, with an emphasis on professional regulation.

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