New Edition of Communiqué

The latest edition of the Law Society of Manitoba’s Communiqué has been published. The August 2017 edition includes the following:

Bencher Highlights
Fraud Alert
Some Moments in Time
Reporting a Cyber Crime
President’s Reception Photos
2017 Important Dates
CPLED Course Dates
Back to Basics – Who is My Client?
Richard J. Scott Award

As well, there are important dates to remember, a list of all the new Calls to the Bar, and information about the upcoming Pitblado Lectures.

 

New Proclamations

The Government of Manitoba has issued the following proclamations:

The Pooled Registered Pension Plans (Manitoba) Act, (S.M. 2017, c.3)

With the advice and consent of the Executive Council of
Manitoba, we name August 1, 2017, as the day on which The
Pooled Registered Pension Plans (Manitoba) Act (S.M. 2017,
c. 3) comes into force.

The Community Child Care Standards Amendment Act (Staff Qualifications and Training), (S.M. 2017, c. 10)

With the advice and consent of the Executive Council of
Manitoba, we name September 15, 2017, as the day on which
The Community Child Care Standards Amendment Act (Staff
Qualifications and Training) (S.M. 2017, c. 10) comes into
force.

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.