New Court Notices

Court of King’s Bench

Change of title from Master to Associate Judge

An Act Respecting the Title of “Associate Judge” received royal assent on May 30, 2023. The Bill comes into force on September 27, 2023. The Bill amends The Court of King’s Bench Act to change the designation of judicial officers appointed under Division 2 of Part IV of the Act from “master” to “associate judge”.
In view of the amendments, necessary changes are being made to the Court of King’s Bench Rules, as well as to the website, court forms, and courthouse signage.

Provincial Court

September 12, 2023 – Courtroom 306:

With continued difficulties finding adequate facilities for court in the community, court for Oxford House will be held in Thompson.

September 11, 2023 – Oxford House (Thompson Circuit):

To accommodate the increased needs of disposition time and Mental Health Court courtroom 306 is now designated a DCD sitting on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
Motions will now only be heard on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 2:00PM in courtroom 306.
Matters from the Provincial Court counter(PCC) will continue to be heard on any 306 2:00PM docket Monday through Friday.

New Provincial Court Notice

September 7, 2023 – Winnipeg Circuits

Effective October 5, 2023, Steinbach will begin a Pre-Trial Coordinator Docket (PTC Docket) as a pilot project. It will sit the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month and will be presided over by a Staff Justice of the Peace.

A Judge’s Docket will be held every Friday, where all contested matters, dispositions, trials and preliminary inquiries can be set.

There are additional sittings and changes to Little Grand Rapids and St. Theresa Point, as well as changes to the Pine Falls youth docket.

New Journals Update

Estates Trusts & Pensions Journal, Volume 42 Number 4. August 2023

From the law reports

  • “Case comment on Grattan Estates” 42 ETPJ 387

“The court in Grattan Estate, Referenced the Manitoba Court of Appeal’s decision in George v. Daily, where it was stated that ‘the crucial question to be answered is whether there was a deliberate or fixed and final expression of intention as to the disposal of his or her property on death.'”


  • “A Coach and Four Horses: Roaming the Legislative Gap of British Columbia’s Wills Variation Regime” 42 ETPJ 394
  • “Alberta’s New Trustee Act” 42 ETPJ 418
  • “Dispositive Delusions Affecting Wills: Part One – The Legal Perspective and Challenges Posed by Definitions” 42 ETPJ 435

“Capacity assessment and litigation in estate matters frequently involve collaboration between lawyers and physicians. While ‘delusion’ is a term that appears frequently in both legal and medical work, the professions differ in their understanding of the definition.'”

For a copy of these articles, law society members can email us at to request a pdf copy.

We also have other journals available through Westlaw and Quicklaw. Here are the newest issues of popular titles.

Canadian Criminal Law Review

  • “The Ties That Bind Us Together: Precedent and the Role of Appellate Courts in Setting Sentencing Ranges and Starting Points” 27 Can. Crim. L. Rev. 1
  • “Is the Right to Counsel a Nuisance?” 27 Can. Crim. L. Rev. 37
  • “State Action in Action: The Charter’s Application in Criminal Investigations” 27 Can. Crim. L. Rev. 61
  • “Survol des Facteurs Circonstanciels Relatifs à la Possession en Matière Criminelle” 27 Can. Crim. L. Rev. 97

Canadian Journal of Law and Technology

  • “The Future of Data Protection Enforcement in Canada: Lessons from the GDPR”21 Can. J. L. & Tech. 1
  • “Slouching Toward Regulation: Assessing Bill 88 as a Solution for Workplace Surveillance Harms” 21 Can. J. L. & Tech. 23
  • “When Your Boss Is an Algorithm: Preserving Canadian Employment Standards in the Digital Economy” 321 Can. J. L. & Tech. 47
  • “The Challenge Designing Intermediary Liability Laws” 21 Can. J. L. & Tech. 67
  • “The Need for Cyber Resilience of Space Assets: Law and Policy Considerations of Ensuring Cybersecurity in Outer Space” 21 Can. J. L. & Tech. 99

University of Toronto Law Journal

  • “How Victims Matter: Rethinking the Significance of the Victim in Criminal Theory” 73 U. Toronto L.J. 263
  • “Rethinking Relational Architecture: Interpersonal Justice Beyond Private Law” 73 U. Toronto L.J. 293
  • “Flexibility, Choice, and Labour Law: The Challenge of On-Demand Platforms” 73 U. Toronto L.J. 348

Blog Round-Up July/August 2023

A bi-monthly round-up of blog posts from the Manitoba legal community for the months of July and August 2023

Brodsky Amy & Gould

Clarke Immigration Law

Davis Cyber Law

Fillmore Riley

“Joshua Rogala’s Criminal Defence Blog”

Matthew Gould Blog (Criminal Law)

MLT Aikins

see more

Taylor McCaffrey

TDS law

Together: a collaborative family law blog

 Winnipeg Divorce, Child Custody & Family Lawyer

Visionary Law

The library will be closed on Monday, September 4. Regular hours will resume on the following day.