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Sam Raposo graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta in 1997. Over the next 10 years, Mr. Raposo developed expertise in family law litigation as a private practitioner, Legal Aid Manitoba staff lawyer, and Supervising Attorney at Legal Aid Manitoba, appearing before administrative tribunals, Provincial and Federal Courts, and the Manitoba Court of Appeal.

Since 2008, Sam has been the Deputy Executive Director of Legal Aid Manitoba. Sam is an innovative lawyer and administrator who promotes scalable, sustainable, and practical programs that advance LAM’s mandate, and increase access to justice. Two of the access to justice programs he designed and implemented -The Mental Health Review Board Duty Counsel Project, and the Immigration and Refugee Board Duty Counsel project - were awarded the Province of Manitoba's Service Excellence Award in 2017 and 2018 respectively. He provided leadership in LAM’s renewed effort to raise its eligibility guidelines to provide more low income individuals and groups with the opportunity of accessing legal advice and representation services. Over the past twenty one years, Sam has represented and assisted hundreds of disadvantaged individuals, particularly Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and social assistance recipients. His work as a lawyer and administrator has had a profound and meaningful impact on people’s everyday lives