CPD in the Library!

On Wednesday, June 20th our trainer, Frank Merryweather from LexisNexis will be here offering sessions to show users how to navigate and search the new Lexis Advance Quicklaw platform.

The sessions offered will be 30 minutes long, and each session qualifies for 30 minutes of your CPD requirements.

The schedule is as follows:

9:00 – 9:30        Criminal Law
10:00 – 10:30   Corporate/Commercial Law
11:00 – 11:30     Personal Injury Law
1:00 – 1:30          Family Law
2:00 – 2:30         Labour and Employment Law
3:00 – 3:30         Criminal Law

CPD in the Library – Registration Form

 

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the library and we will be happy to help!

 

 

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).

 

 

 

Supreme Court of Canada on Civility in the Courtroom

The Court just released its decision on Groia v. The Law Society of Upper Canada, 2018 SCC 27, clarifying the test for when a lawyer’s conduct in the courtroom becomes professional misconduct.

In a 6-3 decision authored by Justice  Moldaver, the Court laid out the framework under which lawyers can provide a vigorous defence of their clients. While the Court agreed the law society’s appeal panel adopted the correct test for a finding of professional misconduct, they disagreed with the application.

Since this decision was just released on June 1st, there will be more commentary to come. Keep checking CanLII Connects for more news.

Additional Commentary: 

The Lawyers Daily: SCC rules Groia not guilty, sets test for when lawyers’ incivility in court becomes professional misconduct

Supreme Advocacy

Slaw: “A Trial is not a Tea Party,” is What They will Say by Omar Ha-Redeye

 

New Book Display: Small Business and the Law

On Tuesday, May 29th the Winnipeg Public Library in conjunction with Community Legal Education Association is hosting a free session on Small Business and the Law as part of their Law in the Library program.

Lawyer Samuel Goszer, of Duboff Edwards Haight & Schachter Law Corporation will be speaking on different forms of business organization and licencing and legal requirements.

Registration is required. Click HERE for more information.

To keep up to date with what is happening around Winnipeg, we are featuring a display of some of our texts on business law to help you and your clients.

Titles are:

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

Ottawa Proposes Changes to the Divorce Act-Updated

The Minister of Justice, Jody Wilson Raybould, recently introduced Bill C-78, An Act to amend the Divorce Act, the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act and the Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act. This is the first major overhaul to the Divorce Act since the child support guidelines were enacted in 1997.

Some of the reforms included in the Bill include:

  • Establishing a framework for relocating a child;
  • Fleshing out the term “best interest of the child”;
  • Provide for orders requiring contact with a child for another person, e.g. a grandparent.

The federal government has been consulting with members of the family bar and other stakeholders for the past two years in preparation for this bill.

Commentary from The Lawyers Daily: Bar Gives Good Initial Reviews

A Brief Overview of Bill C-78, Part 2, by John-Paul Boyd

A Brief Overview of Bill C-78, Part 1, by John-Paul Boyd