Public Now Able to View Virtual Hearings

Notice – Public Viewing/Attendance at Virtual Hearings (February 26, 2021)

In order to allow the general public to view open hearings, while still maintaining health protocols, the Court of Queen’s Bench has allowed for the viewing of Online and Teleconference hearings.

Click on the notice above to read the full instructions on how to request access and the protocols expected to be followed when participating in these events.

See here for all Queen’s Bench COVID-19 related notices and directives.

Manitoba Legal Blog Round-Up

A bi-monthly consolidation of blog posts from around the Manitoba legal community for the months January and February 2021

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Clarke Immigration Law

Robson Crim Legal Blog

Matthew Gould Blog (Criminal Law)

Taylor McCaffrey

Pitblado Law Blog

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MLT Aikins

New Protocol for Accused’s First Appearance


In a continuing effort to reduce infection rates as well as the number of people needed to attend court, Thompson Court Centre has instituted new protocols for accused persons appearing for their first time in court.

Notice – Precautions – in custody first appearances (February 24, 2021)

“Commencing March 1, 2021 accused making their first appearance will appear in court via teleconference from the interview room or holding cells in Thompson Court building and will be brought into the Courtroom for a personal appearance only if so ordered by the presiding Judge.”

See here for all COVID-19 related court notices and practice directions.