Interested in the Work of the Law Society? Become a Bencher.

Information Session –
Open Invitation
Thurs. February 20, 2020
12:00 noon

The policy work of the Law Society is conducted by both benchers and committee members. If you are interested in learning about this work, volunteering for a committee or running/applying to be a bencher, please join us for a light lunch in the Law Society classroom on February 20, 2020 at 12:00 noon. 

To help us accommodate the number of attendees, please
RSVP your interest in attending to ekinchen@lawsociety.mb.ca

If you have any questions in advance, please contact any one of the following: 

Kristin Dangerfield
Chief Executive Officer 
204-926-2013 
kdangerfield@lawsociety.mb.ca 

Leah Kosokowsky 
Director – Regulation 
204-926-2030 
lkosokowsky@lawsociety.mb.ca 

Anita Southall 
President 
204-957-8303 
alsouthall@fillmoreriley.com 

Lynda Troup 
Vice President 
204-934-2337 
lkt@tdslaw.com 

Kathy Bueti 
Past President 
204-989-0084 
kathybueti@bwwlaw.ca

Registration closes on Oct. 30th ~ 2019 Isaac Pitblado Lectures ~ Capacity to Decide: Planning for Death and Dying

Jointly presented by the Manitoba Bar Association, The University of Manitoba Faculty of Law & The Law Society of Manitoba

The 2019 Isaac Pitblado Lectures
Capacity to Decide: Planning for Death and Dying

November 8, 2019 │ 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fort Garry Place Conference Centre, Grand Ballroom

Registration closes on October 30th 

Register Now 

6 CPD hours, including 1.5 EPPM hours

Visit the Pitblado Lectures website for information about the diverse range of presenters who will provide thought provoking presentations as well as concrete guidance for practitioners on topics including:

– Testamentary Capacity
– Predatory Marriages
– Medical Perspective on Capacity
– Capacity Assessments
– Video Recording Will Instructions
– Assisted Dying – constitutional, philosophical and ethical issues
– How Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) works in Manitoba
 

5th Annual Child Protection Program

November 29, 2019 │ 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Law Society Classroom, 3rd Flr., 260 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg
 
Register Now 
6 CPD hours, including 1 EPPM hour

Given the interconnectedness of the individuals involved in child protection cases, most often it is better to strive for resolution rather than litigation. This year’s program will focus on the need for counsel to adopt a modern, collaborative approach to child protection matters.

Topics will include:
-Drug Testing and Reading
-Lessons from Dauphin Provincial Court
-Intake Court and How to Prepare an Effective Brief
-Resources Available to Families Throughout the Province
-Mama Mawi Wi Chi Itata – Family Group Conferencing 

Presenters Include:
From Other Professions
Dr. Ginette Poulin, Addictions Foundation of Manitoba
Bruce Harper, Absolute Testing Inc.
Jackie Anderson, Mama Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre

From the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench
The Honourable Madam Justice Gwen B. Hatch (Family Division)
The Honourable Madam Justice Kaye E. Dunlop (Family Division)
Senior Master Rick Lee

From Manitoba Provincial Court
The Honourable Judge Christine Harapiak
The Honourable Judge Alain Huberdeau

Counsel
Lynda Grimes, Overall, Grimes
Kris Janovcik, Tapper Cuddy LLP
David Joycey, Barrister & Solicitor
Darryl Buxton, Myers LLP
Michael Clark, Myers LLP
Karen Webb, Burgess Law Office
Desiree Dorion, Dawson & Bretecher
Meredith Mitchell, Legal Aid Manitoba – Agassiz Law Office
Terrance DeLaronde, Cochrane Saxberg, Barristers & Solicitors
Spencer Weisensel, Legal Aid Manitoba – Northlands Community Law Centre
Eligibility For CPD Hours: This program may be reported for up to 6 hours of eligible CPD activity, including 1 hours of EPPM.

3 Weeks Left to Take Advantage of Early Bird Pricing for the 2019 Isaac Pitblado Lectures

The 2019 Isaac Pitblado Lectures
Capacity to Decide: Planning for Death and Dying

November 8, 2019 │ 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fort Garry Place Conference Centre, Grand Ballroom

3 Weeks Left to Take Advantage of Early Bird Pricing 

6 CPD hours, including 1.5 EPPM hours

Jointly presented by the Manitoba Bar Association, The University of Manitoba Faculty of Law & The Law Society of Manitoba

This year’s Pitblado Lectures will provide thought provoking presentations as well as concrete guidance for practitioners on topics including:

  • Testamentary Capacity
  • Predatory Marriages
  • Medical Perspective on Capacity
  • Video Recording Will Instructions
  • Capacity Assessments
  • Assisted Dying – constitutional, philosophical and ethical issues
  • How Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) works in Manitoba 

Featured out of province speakers include Professor Albert H. Oosterhoff
(Oosterhoff on Wills, 8th ed. and Oosterhoff on Trusts: Text, Commentary and Materials, 9th ed.) and Kimberly A. Whaley, of the Toronto litigation firm Whaley Estate Litigation Partners.

Stay tuned for updated information and speaker announcements on the
Pitblado website: www.pitbladolectures.com

Western Bar Annual CPD – September 6, 2019

Western Bar Annual CPD
September 6, 2019    |   9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Elkhorn Resort & Conference Centre, Clear Lake, MB

*Special low registration pricing*
Lawyer – $55.00 (plus GST)
Student – $27.50 (plus GST) ~ 50%  Discount

REGISTER NOW

Two important topics will be covered:

1) New Anti-Money Laundering Rules

2) Well Being in Your Workplace: What Law Firms Can Do
Presenter: Honourable Judge Timothy Daley, Nova Scotia Provincial and Family Court

Includes 3 hours of CPD activity, including 3 hours of EPPM

Register for the Western Manitoba Bar Association AGM
and other events
before August 23, 2019. 

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