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January 23, 2015

Fillmore Riley’s Eleanor Wiebe wins 2014 Manitoba Bar Association Community Involvement Award.

The team at Fillmore Riley LLP congratulates Eleanor Wiebe for winning the 2014 Manitoba Bar Association (MBA) Community Involvement Award. The award goes to an MBA member who, through involvement in non-legal public service, has enhanced the image of the MBA, the legal profession or the justice system.

The MBA selected Eleanor Wiebe as the recipient for her exemplary community work, for her work with the Laura Milner White Committee, Mulvey and Wellington Schools and the Legal Help Centre, her mentorship of lawyers in developing countries, and her commitment to legal education.

Sofia Mirza, President of the MBA, presented the award at the MBA Mid-Winter Awards Luncheon on Friday, January 23, 2015.

“Ms. Wiebe’s life as a lawyer and a person has been a model for what being a lawyer is all about,” said Sofia. “Eleanor is not one to seek public accolades. She has quietly and consistently served both the legal profession and the wider community in her 32 years in private practice, setting an example for other lawyers and bringing honour and respect to the profession by her commitment to public service, volunteering and mentoring.”

Some highlights of Eleanor Wiebe’s community involvement include:

  • Her role as a board member and one of the founding organizers of the Laura Milner White Committee, which is a group dedicated to improving the lives of inner city schoolchildren in Winnipeg. 
  • An active volunteer with Mulvey and Wellington Schools. She has fundraised to pay for play structures, organized book and clothing drives and worked with students whose first language is not English.
  • A volunteer with the Legal Help Centre. 
  • Her volunteer work with Oak Hammock Marsh, the Junior League of Winnipeg and numerous other charities.  

Eleanor appreciates the support she receives from Fillmore Riley LLP, which is essential for her to be able to dedicate time to volunteer work. One of Fillmore Riley’s core values is giving back to the community. Eleanor is just one of many lawyers who devote time to enhancing our community and the lives of others.