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Jeffrey Schnoor, Deputy Minister, Manitoba Department of Justice
Q.C., B.A. (1974), LL.B. (1977)
Jeffrey Schnoor is Deputy Minister and Deputy Attorney General for the Manitoba Department of Justice. Prior to assuming this position Mr. Schnoor was Assistant Deputy Minister for the Courts Division, Director of the Prosecutions and Criminal Justice Policy Branch and Executive Director of the Policy Development and Analysis Division of Manitoba Justice. Mr. Schnoor also developed extensive policy experience as Executive Director of the Manitoba Law Reform Commission, a position he held for 11 years before joining Manitoba Justice in 1997. He was President of the Federation of Law Reform Agencies of Canada from 1995-1998.
From 1986-2003, Mr. Schnoor was a Government of Manitoba representative to the Uniform Law Conference of Canada, a body that facilitates harmonization of laws throughout Canada by developing model legislation and recommending changes to federal criminal law. He was Chair of the Civil Section from 1996-1997 and President from 1999-2000.
Mr. Schnoor has a long history of volunteerism to the legal profession. He served on the CBA’s Legislation and Law Reform Committee almost continuously from 1994-2003, as Chair from 2001-2003. He was a member of the Council of the Manitoba Bar Association (MBA) from 1988-1997 and Chair of the MBA Business Law Section. He was a member of the CBA National Magazine Editorial Board. For many years Mr. Schnoor was a lecturer for the Law Society of Manitoba bar admissions course, as well as a frequent speaker to numerous organizations. In 2007, Mr. Schnoor participated in a law reform workshop organized by the CBA and the Tanganyika Law Society in Arusha, Tanzania along with representatives of the Tanganyika Law Society, the Zanzibar Law Society, the Law Society of Kenya, the Uganda Law Society and the Ethiopian Bar Association.
Mr. Schnoor started his legal career at McJannet Weinberg Rich in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was called to the Bar in 1978.
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