Myers LLP would like to congratulate our very own Garth Smorang, K.C., on receiving the 2023 Richard J. Scott Award. This prestigious accolade, conferred by The Law Society of Manitoba, was established in 2013 in tribute to the legacy of Richard J. Scott, former Chief Justice of Manitoba. Annually granted, the award recognizes individuals who significantly contribute to the advancement of the rule of law and the fostering of a robust, independent legal profession through various avenues, such as advocacy, litigation, teaching, research, writing, and mentoring.
Throughout his distinguished career, Garth has demonstrated his commitment to advocating for workers across diverse contexts, playing a pivotal role in groundbreaking unfair labour practice decisions. His substantial pro bono contributions extend beyond legal realms, encompassing governance within the profession, education in labour law, mentorship of emerging legal professionals, and broader community engagement. This award is a testament to Garth’s exceptional dedication and significant impact in advancing legal principles and professional standards in Manitoba.