New Book Display: Immigration

This week in the library we’ve created a display around our most relevant immigration resources. Most of these are online resources that you can access in the library, or behind the Law Society Member’s Portal.

Books

Online Resources

DesLibris:

Quicklaw:

If you’re looking to take out any of these books (48 hour loan period), or need help accessing these materials online, contact staff and we will be happy to help.

“Modernizing Our Family Law System” – Report

The Manitoba government has just released a report titled Modernizing Our Family Law System, by Manitoba’s Family Law Reform Committee. The 10 page report, followed by 4 pages of appendices, is written in plain English, befitting the audience it is intended for. The Committee suggests a three year pilot project.

Our model would by legislation, require all matters proceeding
under the Family Maintenance Act to be commenced by
an application form which would be simple enough that an
individual could complete it with or without the assistance
of a lawyer.

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While restricting this pilot project to Family Maintenance Act
matters will significantly limit the scope of this initiative, we
believe there will be a large volume of matters, sufficient to
test the effectiveness of this approach during the pilot phase.

The Committee was formed in the fall of 2017, and completed their report in record time, as mandated by Justice Minister Stefanson.

As many studies have noted, the adversarial court system does not work well for family law matters. Families must continue to work together after divorce and custody issues are taken care of. We will be watching for the government to introduce legislation to enable this project, and keep you informed when it has been released.

News Release: Family Law Modernization Report Recommends Innovative Pilot Project to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families

Both ‘opportunity’ and loss for lawyers in revamp of Manitoba family law

New Book Display: Wills

On June 18th the Winnipeg Public Library in conjunction with Community Legal Education Association is hosting a free session on Wills at the Windsor Park branch.

Lawyer Marvin Giesbrecht, of St. Mary’s Law LLP  will be speaking about what a will is, what it does, and what to include in your will.

Registration is required. For more information click HERE.

In keeping with this theme, we have created a display of relevant titles available here in the library.

Titles are:

If you’re looking to take out any of these books, please see a staff member. (48 hour loan period).

New Book Display: Estates

On Thursday June 7th the Winnipeg Public Library in conjunction with Community Legal Education Association is hosting a free session on Estates as part of their Law in the Library series.

During the session they will discuss topics such as duties of an executor, what needs to be probated, and issues regarding wills.

Registration is required. For more information click HERE.

In keeping with this theme, we have created a display of relevant titles available here in the library.

Titles are:

If you’re looking to take out any of these books, please see a staff member. (48 hour loan period).

 

 

 

Gladue Reports Database coming…in Saskatchewan

Gladue reports are pre-sentencing or bail hearing reports which take into account Indigenous offenders’ background on sentencing. They stem from a landmark 1999 Supreme Court of Canada decision. The University of Saskatchewan has developed a research database to assist Gladue report writers by making them easier and less costly to prepare. Access to the database is by subscription, which revenue will be used to hire students to update the database.

The new Gladue Rights Research Database provides lawyers, researchers and others with instant access to the insights and conclusions of more than 500 academic works related to the history of settler colonialism in Saskatchewan. It also includes a large and growing body of oral history resources and key archival documents.

Robson Hall at the University of  Manitoba has developed a Gladue Handbook to help report writers in Manitoba.

This is a really interesting and exciting development for the protection of Gladue rights.

News release from University of Saskatchewan