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City lawyer named chairman of Legal Aid Manitoba

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Winnipeg lawyer Timothy Valgardson has been appointed chairman of Legal Aid Manitoba.

Valgardson, a director at Levene Tadman Golub Law Corp., succeeds Mario Santos, whose term was not renewed earlier this year.

Valgardson will earn $35,000 a year in the role, according to a recent Manitoba Order in Council. His appointment is for three years.

Valgardson’s legal specialties include labour relations, criminal and civil litigation as well as acting as a consultant on governance to corporations and boards of directors.

Valgardson graduated with an arts degree from the University of Winnipeg and studied law at the University of Manitoba.

He is a former chairman of the Manitoba Lotteries Corp.

With his appointment, the management council of Legal Aid Manitoba consists of the following:

Timothy Valgardson (chairman)

Wendy Whitecloud (vice-chairman)

Diane Stevenson (Law Society)

Herbert Peters (Law Society)

James McLandress (Law Society)

Luis Martinez (non-lawyer)

Rose Buss (non-lawyer)

Kim Milne (non-lawyer)

Ernie Blais (non-lawyer)

History

Updated on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 11:06 AM CST: update

12:51 PM: edit

1:09 PM: Updated info

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