New Books in the Library – Wills and Estates Titles

We recently ordered a number of new books to add to our collection. All titles are linked to the publisher’s record which includes a summary of the content. You can search the Great Library Catalogue to see if the book is available.

 

Wills and Estates

Macdonell, Sheard and Hull on Probate Practice, 5th ed.

Oosterhoff on Wills, 8th ed.

The Executor’s Handbook, 5th ed.

Although new items are placed in our reserve collection, they are still available for borrowing for a 48 hour period.

 

CPD Summer Replays

The Law Society is offering replays of some of our most popular programs. If you didn’t have time to see them earlier in the year, or they sold out before you got around to registering, now’s your chance.

These programs are replays of previously recorded live presentations. Refreshments not included, but feel free to bring your own.

MBCA analysis on R. v. Jordan

The Manitoba Court of Appeal released a decision that contained a significant analysis of what constitutes a delay in court proceedings, and whether it warrants a dismissal.  R. v. Schenkels, 2017 MBCA 62 originated as an appeal of a conviction by a jury for aggravated sexual assault, but also claims delay. Hamilton, J.A. also cites the even more recent Supreme Court of Canada decision of R. v. Cody, 2017 SCC 31.

These decisions demonstrate how long it takes for a matter to go from a charge to an acquittal or conviction. Guidance from the Court of Appeal should help keep it in check.

MBQB decision on contempt in Family Proceedings

It’s not often that parties are found in contempt in family proceedings. Behaviour has to be extremely egregious to warrant a contempt finding. That’s what Justice Doyle decided in Delichte v. Rogers, 2017 MBQB 117.

[1]            The mother and the father have engaged in high conflict family litigation for over 13 years.  During this period, 616 documents have been filed in regard to the many contentious proceedings that have come before this court.

There can be so much tension in family proceedings as both sides try to do what they feel is in the best interests of their children. At some point the court must step in and put a halt to it.

New Proclamations

The Government of Manitoba has issued the following proclamation:

The Grieving Families Protection Act (Various Acts
Amended) (S.M. 2011, c. 29)

With the advice and consent of the Executive Council of
Manitoba, we name September 1, 2017, as the day on which
the following provisions of The Grieving Families Protection
Act (Various Acts Amended) (S.M. 2011, c. 29) come into
force…

This Act amends The Cemeteries ActThe Funeral Directors and Embalmers Act, and The Prearranged Funeral Services Act.