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The Honourable Douglas N. Abra


Mr. Justice Abra received a B.A. in 1968 and a LL.B in 1972 from the University of Manitoba.  He was admitted to the Bar of Manitoba in 1973.  He practised as an associate with Monk Goodwin & Company, then as a Crown Attorney with the provincial Crown (1974–1979) before returning to private practice with Thompson Dorfman Sweatman (1980–1989) and with Hill Abra Dewar (1989–2007).  At the time of his appointment to the bench, Mr. Justice Abra was a partner with Hill Abra Dewar.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Justice Abra practised in the areas of administrative law, civil litigation, criminal law, insurance and professional liability litigation, regulation of professions and professional discipline, employment law and labour law.  Mr. Justice Abra received his Queen’s Counsel designation in 1992.  He was President of the Law Society of Manitoba (1993–1994).  He was a member of the Court of Queen’s Bench Rules Committee, was a frequent lecturer at the Law Society of Manitoba Continuing Legal Education Programs and was Chair of the Board and of the Board of Trustees of Westminster United Church. Was appointed judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada on July 30, 2009.

Since 2017, Supernumary judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench, Manitoba Courts.

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 2019-08-23