Richard Bars




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Education & Qualifications

  • Manitoba Bar (2019)
  • JD (Manitoba, 2018)
  • BA, rhetoric and communications (Winnipeg, 2013)

Lawyer Richard Bars practises in the advocacy department of our Winnipeg office in the areas of civil and commercial litigation.

Richard obtained his Juris Doctor from Robson Hall at the University of Manitoba in 2018. While attending law school, Richard received the Cecil Black Memorial Prize for achieving the highest standing in Bankruptcy and Insolvency, and the D.A. Thompson Q.C. Prize for highest standing in Access to Justice.

Richard completed his articles with MLT Aikins before joining the firm as an associate in 2019. Before commencing his articles, Richard acted as the Program Coordinator for Pro Bono Students Canada’s Manitoba Chapter, annually coordinating opportunities for more than 100 law students to provide pro bono legal services to under-served communities.

  • Member, Artspace Board of Directors (2020)
  • Program Coordinator, Pro Bono Students Canada – Manitoba Chapter (2016-2018)
  • Intern, Legal Help Centre of Winnipeg (2017-2018)
  • Volunteer, Legal Help Centre of Winnipeg (2015-2017)
  • Volunteer, Plug-In Institute of Contemporary Art (2009-2016)
  • Member, Manitoba Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • “A cautionary tale: Litigation investigator appointed in Sears matter,” Canadian Bar Association, Pensions and Benefits Section (2018)
  • Cecil Black Memorial Prize in Law: Highest Standing in Bankruptcy and Insolvency (2018)
  • D.A. Thompson Q.C. Prize in Law: Highest Standing in Access to Justice (2018)
  • Top 20 Negotiators, Robson Hall (2017)