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Les Kirchner

Les Kirchner

Partner

Les practices in the areas of family law and certain estate litigation where it interfaces with family property accounting, seeking committeeship and the passing of accounts in relation to estate management. Les is trained in the collaborative practice, is a member of Collaborative Practice Manitoba and is trained in Family Law Mediation. He is a member of a newly forming entity called Family Arbitration Mediation Legal Institute (FAMLI). Les is also trained in screening for domestic violence.

Following a lengthy career in health care, Les received his law degree at the University of Manitoba in 2006, articled with Pitblado in 2006 and received his Call to the Bar in 2007.

He practices in the areas of family law and estate litigation where it interfaces with family property accounting, committeeship and the passing of accounts in relation to estate management.

Education

  • Admitted to the Manitoba Bar, 2007
  • LL.B., University of Manitoba, 2006
  • BScN, University of Victoria, 2003 (with distinction)
  • The Diploma of Nursing Program, Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology, 1989
  • Member, Family Arbitration Mediation Legal Institute (FAMLI)
  • Member, Collaborative Practice Manitoba
  • Certification in Collaborative Practice
  • Certification in Domestic Violence and Screening practices
  • Trained in Family Law Meditation
  • Manitoba Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association

 

  • H.I. Corne Prize for the highest standing in Problems in Contract and Tort, 2006
  • D.A. Thompson, Q.C. Prize for the highest standing in The Limits of the Law, 2006
  • D.A. Thompson, Q.C. Prize for the highest standing in The Law and Bio-Ethics, 2006
  • D.A. Thompson, Q.C. Prize for the highest standing in Aboriginal Peoples and Land Claims, 2006
  • D.A. Thompson, Q.C. Prize for the highest standing in Aboriginal Peoples and The Law, 2006
  • Dean’s Honour List, 2003