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News Release - Manitoba

February 27, 2013


Attorney General Andrew Swan today announced the appointment of Donovan Dvorak to the bench of the provincial court in Manitoba. 

“Donovan Dvorak has dedicated his legal career to criminal law and I am pleased to welcome him to his new position as a judge,” said Swan.  “His extensive experience as a Crown attorney and the expertise he has developed will help him serve Manitobans well.”

Dvorak received his law degree from the University of Manitoba in 1994.  He began his career with the Manitoba Prosecution Service as an articling student and a Crown attorney in the Brandon office.  He relocated to Dauphin in 1996 and most recently held the position of supervising senior Crown attorney, handling complex and serious cases.

Over the years, Dvorak has assisted with training police and support agencies in the area of child witnesses.  He also provided learning opportunities for students and police agencies through presentations and mock trials.  He has been involved in various community organizations and activities including the Dauphin and District Food Bank and is currently the president of the Dauphin– Swan River Bar Association.

The new judge was selected from a list of candidates recommended by an independent judicial nominating committee.  The committee was chaired by Ken Champagne, the chief judge of the provincial court of Manitoba and included three community representatives, representatives of the Law Society of Manitoba and the Manitoba branch of the Canadian Bar Association, and a provincial court judge. 

The appointment iseffective immediately and an official swearing-in ceremony will be scheduled as soon as possible.

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