UManitoba in preliminary stages of pursuing legal action against former law dean, Law Society requests disbarment

The Law Society of Manitoba is hoping to disbar former University of Manitoba law dean Jonathan Black-Branch, whose behaviours–including filing “questionable” expense claims–were categorized as fraudulent in December. A University of Manitoba spokesperson said that the university is “now in the preliminary stages of pursuing legal action” to recover the funds. The Law Society argues that Black-Branch should be disbarred to protect the public and is additionally seeking $36K to cover costs associated with a recent disciplinary hearing and compensation for its investigation of written documents.

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