Israel A. Ludwig
Israel graduated from the University of Manitoba Law School in 1972 and articled with the firm of Pollock & Conner in 1973 before being called to the bar in the same year. After working with several prominent Winnipeg firms, Israel joined the firm of Duboff Edwards Haight & Schachter in 1999 as a senior associate.
Israel’s practice specializes in Civil Litigation, Aboriginal Law including residential school settlements, as well as Transportation, Workers Compensation and Collaborative Family Law.
He has appeared before all trial and appellate court levels in Manitoba, the Federal Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also appeared before numerous administrative tribunals including the Workers Compensation Appeal Commission (Workers Compensation Board), the Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation and the Adjudication Secretariat of the Indian Residential Schools settlement process.
He is a member of the Law Society of Manitoba, Collaborative Practice Manitoba, the Manitoba Collaborative Law Association, the Manitoba Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Transportation Lawyers Association and will be President in 4 years.
Israel has made important submissions to representatives of the Province of Manitoba that have resulted in changes to the Limitation of Actions Act to allow all victims of sexual abuse to bring claims forward whether or not a large amount of time has passed.
Active in the Winnipeg community, Israel serves as Honorary Counsel for Sisters in Spirit and the Manitoba Liberal Party.