Central Bar Annual CPD and Meeting | August 23, 2019 – Portage la Prairie (Morning)
Western Bar Annual CPD | September 6, 2019 – Clear Lake (Morning)
Bills of Exchange | October 3, 2019 ( 12pm – 1: 30 pm)
2019 Pitblado Lectures | November 8, 2019 (Full day)
Annual Child Protection Program | November 29, 2019 (Full day)
Are you a current articling student, new lawyer, principal, firm recruiter or mentor of articling students?
Together with the Law Societies in Alberta and Saskatchewan, the Law Society of Manitoba is launching two surveys: one directed at articling students and new lawyers (articled in the last five years); the other directed at principals, recruiters and mentors. The surveys are designed to help the law societies better understand the experiences and supports that articling students are getting during their articling term in order to critically assess whether our existing systems are appropriately preparing lawyers for the future.
The surveys take approximately 15 minutes to complete and all responses will be analyzed in aggregate form only. Nothing shared by you will be linked to you in any way. As an incentive, you will have the option of submitting your name at the end of the survey for a chance to win a complimentary registration to any Law Society of Manitoba CPD of your choice (prize must be redeemed within the next year).
The surveys will remain open until June 17, 2019.
For more information visit the Articling Survey FAQ
If you have any questions, please contact Richard Porcher, Director of Admissions & Membership, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kris Dangerfield at email@example.com
Thank you in advance for your participation.
New Rights, New Obligations: An Introduction to The Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act
This self-paced e-Course is available on demand and is designed to provide you with substantive information about the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act (FHRMIRA), as well as practical information you will need to know when making applications under FHMRIRA.
Did you know that under FHRMIRA each First Nation (other than those excluded) may be able to enact its own laws to address matrimonial property interests or rights on reserve land, but that unless and until they do so, provisional rules under FHRMIRA apply?
Under the provisional rules spouses and common law partners may have rights to property on reserves in cases of relationship breakdown or death.
Topics covered include:
- Understanding the Background
- Understanding the Foundation of FHRMIRA
- Manitoba’s Approach to the Protection Order and Exclusive Occupation Order Provisions
- Matrimonial Property Interests or Rights
- Penalties and Enforcement
This program may be reported for a maximum of 1.5 hours of CPD activity for Manitoba Members.
Login to the Member’s Portal to start your course.
Visit the Law Society of Manitoba for more information.
The Canadian Mental Health Associations Mental Health Week is May 6 – 12, 2019.
Mental health is a state of well-being, and we all have it. We might have a mental illness, and we might not. Either way, we can all feel well. We can all have good mental health. It is about having a sense of purpose, strong relationships, feeling connected to our communities, knowing who we are, coping with stress and enjoying life. And it’s never too early or too late to get there. But it’s not just about what you do for yourself, by yourself—everyone needs healthy and supportive places to work, live and learn.– Canadian Mental Health Association
Mental health affects all of us in one way or another, whether it’s ourselves, friends and family or a client. We have put together a few resources to help you navigate mental health for yourself, a loved one or a client.
Featured in the Display
In the Library:
- You are not Alone : The Lawyer’s Guide to Anxiety / The Law Society of Manitoba Education and Competence Department
- Slaying the Demons of Anxiety and Stress for Improved Health and Wealth / The Law Society of Manitoba Education and Competence Department
desLibris (Behind the Law Society of Manitoba Member’s Portal):
- Fitness to Stand Trial: Fairness First and Foremost by Richard D. Schneider and Hy Bloom
- Mental Disorder and the Law, 2nd ed: A Primer for Legal and Mental Health Professionals By Hy Bloom and Richard D. Schneider
Lexis Advance Quicklaw:
- Halsbury’s Laws of Canada – Mental Health (2015 Reissue)
- Halsbury’s Laws of Canada – Public Health (2014 Reissue)
- LexisNexis Health Law NetLetter
- Canadian Mental Health Association
- Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba
- Mental Health Services – Province of Manitoba
Lawyers Health and Wellness Program:
The Lawyers Health and Wellness Program (LHWP) is a free and confidential service for practising lawyers in Manitoba and their families. It offers help with:
- Psychological Disorders
- Family and Parenting
- Financial Crisis
LHWP offers crisis-intervention and assessment, short-term counselling services to a maximum of twelve sessions per family per year, and appropriate referrals. Visit The Law Society of Manitoba for more information.
*Newsletter distribution service is only offered to members of the Law Society of Manitoba.