Cynthia Hiebert-Simkin, a partner with the Winnipeg firm Tradition Law LLP, focuses on wills and estates.
After graduating with her law degree from the University of Manitoba, Ms. Hiebert-Simkin was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1993.
With a background in family law, Ms. Hiebert-Simkin now focuses on wills, estate planning and administration, and elder law issues.
She has lectured for the Canadian Bar Association, the Law Society of Manitoba, and the Manitoba Bar Association as well as for community organizations.
Ms. Hiebert-Simkin has sat on national ad hoc committees looking at such issues as health-care decision-making for incompetent individuals and estate planning issues arising from surrogate parenting situations.
She taught at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law for two years and was the editor of the Law Society of Manitoba’s materials for The Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education on probate and estate administration for 10 years. In addition, she is one of the authors of the wills and estates case comment in the Manitoba Bar publication Headnotes and Footnotes.
Ms. Hiebert-Simkin is a past chair of the Canadian Bar Association national wills, trusts and estates section and was on the board of directors of the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba.
She is a member of Women Business Owners of Manitoba.