Paul Edwards

Paul Edwards is one of six partners in the Winnipeg law firm of Duboff Edwards Haight & Schachter. His practice focuses on the areas of Labour, Employment and Civil Litigation.

Paul received his BA from Trent University and his LLB from Queen’s University where he won the award in his final year for Best Constitutional Law Paper. He was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1987 and won the A. Montague Israels Q.C. Prize for performance in the Bar Admission Course in his articling year.

Along with being a practicing lawyer for over 25 years, Paul has had a successful political career. He was first elected to the Manitoba Legislative Assembly in 1988 (MLA for St. James), re-elected in 1990 and elected Leader of the Liberal Party of Manitoba in 1993. He left politics in 1995 and returned to the full-time practice of law.

As a politician, Paul served as critic for a number of portfolios including Justice, Environment, Natural Resources, Northern and Native Affairs, Finance, Industry Trade and Tourism as well as a number of crown corporations. He served on a number of standing committees including Legislative Amendments, Public Utilities and Accounts.

Paul is dedicated to community service and has served on many charitable boards and fundraising campaigns throughout his career. Most recently he was appointed Vice-Chair of the Winnipeg Police Board (June 2013) and served as a member of the Children’s Hospital Foundation “Be My Hero” Campaign (2010 – 2012).

Deeply committed to Winnipeg charities, Paul has also served on the Advisory Board of the St. Raphael Addictions Treatment Centre, the Campaign Cabinet for United Way of Winnipeg and the Board of Directors for Jocelyn House Inc., a Winnipeg hospice.

Specialization includes

Duboff, Edwards, Haight & Schachter
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