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News Release - Manitoba

August 4, 2009

NEW JUDGE APPOINTED TO PROVINCIAL COURT: CHOMIAK



Attorney General Dave Chomiak today announced the appointment of Sandra Chapman to the provincial court of Manitoba.  
 
"I know this exceptional individual will make an excellent addition to the court,” said Chomiak. “She has many years of practice in the area of criminal law and a deep commitment to the community, and I wish her every success as she moves on to serve the people of this province in her new position.”
 
Chapman received her law degree from the University of Manitoba in 1986. At the time of her appointment, she was a partner in the firm of Killeen Chapman, which she co-founded in 1998. In the 23 years she has been practising law, she has represented people in all levels of court in Canada. She also has extensive experience appearing before various tribunals, agencies, committees and boards, and teaches at the University of Manitoba and the Law Society of Manitoba. 
                           
Her wide-ranging volunteer and community experience includes canvassing for the Alzheimer Society, fundraising for CancerCare Manitoba and Winnipeg Harvest, and volunteering with the Christmas Cheer Board. 
 
The new judge was selected from a list of candidates recommended by an independent judicial nominating committee.  The committee was chaired by then chief judge of the provincial court of Manitoba Raymond E. Wyant 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 is effective immediately. A swearing-in ceremony will be scheduled as soon as possible.
 
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