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MLT Aikins partner named Court of Queen’s Bench judge

Friday, February 07, 2020 @ 11:15 AM | By John Chunn

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Feb. 6 that Theodor Bock, partner at MLT Aikins in Winnipeg, is appointed a puisne judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench for Manitoba.

Justice Bock replaces Justice Robert A. Dewar (Winnipeg), who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective Oct. 2, 2019.

According to the DOJ’s press release, Justice Bock was born and raised in Winnipeg. He attended the University of Manitoba, where he obtained bachelor degrees in Arts in 1986 and law in 1990. In 1991, he articled at Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson and continued to practise there after his call to the bar. His career at Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson, later MLT Aikins, was focused on civil litigation, including commercial litigation, administrative law, professional regulation, insurance law and labour and employment law.

Justice Bock served as a sessional lecturer at the University of Manitoba’s Robson Hall from 1996 to 1998. From 1997 to 2009, he was an instructor in the Manitoba Law Society Bar Admission and CPLED programs in advocacy, civil procedure and ethics. From 2009 until 2017, he served the law society as a bencher and was the president of the society from 2015 to 2016. At the time of his appointment, Justice Bock served as a member of the board of the Manitoba Law Foundation and was a member of various committees of the law society.

Justice Bock’s volunteer contributions have extended beyond the legal profession. These include serving as president of the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, chair of the University of Manitoba board of governors, cabinet member of the University of Manitoba President’s Front and Centre campaign team and chair of the Main Street Project’s capital campaign for shelter redevelopment.