New Court of Appeal and King’s Bench Notices

June 4, 2024 – Consolidated Practice Direction

This Consolidated Practice Direction combines and replaces all previously issued practice-related directions, notices and other documents, with the exception of the documents listed below which remain in force and continue to be posted on the Manitoba Courts’ website:

  1. December 14, 2022 – Notice – Further Evidence Rule
  2. December 14, 2022 – Practice Direction – Allegation of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
  3. November 3, 2022 – Practice Direction – Remote Hearings – Changes to Court of Appeal Rules

Amended June 4th – Ordering Transcripts for matters to be heard in the Court of Appeal

This notice is intended to streamline the process for ordering transcripts when appealing from a lower court to the Court of
Appeal.

The Court of Appeal requires one paper copy and one electronic copy of any transcript it is to consider on hearing an appeal, unless a judge orders otherwise. Pursuant to both rule 16(1) of the Court of Appeal Rules (Civil) and rule 11(1)(a) of the Manitoba Criminal Appeal Rules, an appellant is required to provide confirmation that the necessary transcripts have been ordered at the time the initiating document is filed.

Effective immediately, this confirmation shall be in the form of a completed court transcript order request, which is to accompany
the notice of appeal or initiating notice of motion at the time of filing.

See full notice for more information

Click here for all Court of Appeal notices and practice directions

June 3, 2024 – Closure of the Child Protection Docket Friday, June 21, 2024

In order to accommodate members of the Bar who wish to attend the 40th anniversary celebration of the Family Division, the Child Protection Docket will be closed on Friday, June 21, 2024.

Click here for all Court of Appeal notices and practice directions

New King’s Bench Notice

May 23, 2024 – Associate Judge’s Child Protection, Family and Civil Lists (Dauphin Centre)

As a result of ongoing construction and renovations at the Dauphin Courthouse, effective Thursday, June 13, 2024 and for all
subsequent dockets until further notice, the Associate Judge’s monthly dockets will now be held at the Provincial Building, in
Room 223 on the 2nd Floor, at 27-2nd Avenue SW in Dauphin.

The Child Protection List will continue to commence at 9:30 am (in-person), with the Family and Civil Lists to continue to commence at 11:30 am (via teleconference). Service of pleadings and any other documentation should refer to the Provincial Building address, not the address for the Dauphin Courthouse.

In the interim, the new address for the Court of King’s Bench Registry in Dauphin is Room 111, 27-2nd Avenue SW Dauphin, MB R7N 3E5. The telephone number is 1-204-622-2192.

See here for all King’s Bench Notices and Practice Directions

Legislative Update – May 14, 2024

News

The Legislative Assembly of Manitoba

First Session, Forty-Third Legislature

Government Bills

Introduced

  • Bill 37 The Budget Implementation and Tax Statutes Amendment Act, 2024This Bill implements measures announced in the 2024 Manitoba Budget and makes various other amendments to tax and financial legislation.
    • Part 1: Fuel Tax
    • Part 2: Income Tax
    • Part 3: Oil and Gas Production Tax
    • Part 4: Property Tax and Insulation Assistance
    • Part 5: Retail Sales Tax
    • Part 6: Succession Duty
    • Part 7: Tax Administration and Miscellaneous Taxes
    • Other Amendments:
      • Civil Service Superannuation Act and Elections Act
      • Financial Administration Act
      • Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation Act
    • Schedules:
      • Election Financing Amendment Act
      • Environment Amendment Act
      • Manitoba Hydro Amendment Act
      • Labour Relations Amendment Act
      • Seniors’ Advocate Act

2nd Reading

Private Members’ – Public Bills

Introduced

2nd Reading

In Committee/Reported

Passed

For the status of all current bills click here.


Regulations

NumberTitleRegisteredPublished
30/2024Diseases of Bees Designation Regulation (2024)26 Apr. 202426 Apr. 2024
31/2024Assistance Regulation, amendment26 Apr. 202426 Apr. 2024
32/2024Domestic Labour Mobility Applicants Regulation26 Apr. 202426 Apr. 2024
33/2024Retail Sales Tax Regulation, amendment26 Apr. 202426 Apr. 2024
34/2024Reliability Standards Regulation, amendment3 May 20243 May 2024

Red Dress Day

If you or someone you know needs immediate mental and emotional wellness support, call The National Inquiry into MMIWG2S Toll-Free Support Phone: 1-844-413-6649

Sunday, May 5 is The National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ Peoples, more commonly known as Red Dress Day, inspired by the 2010 REDress Project created by Métis artist Jaime Black.

In the 2019 report, Reclaiming Power and Place, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls recommends Calls For Justice. Under Calls for Attorneys and Law Societies (pg. 194, 10.1(iii)), the report makes the request that:

All courts must have a staff position for an Indigenous courtroom liaison worker that is adequately funded and resourced to ensure Indigenous people in the court system know their rights and are connected to appropriate services.

Although we are not court staff, Manitoba Law Library would like to honour the Calls for Justice by providing legal information and direction to legal resources to those who need them.


Community Legal Education Association has a phone line and dedicated email address to provide prompt legal information and referrals to resources.


Family Law For Children

A booklet designed by CLEA to help children cope with the family court process. Topics include: Separation of parents; Living arrangements; Family violence; Blended Families.

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Divorce

Understand the requirements for obtaining a divorce as well as the difference between divorce and annulment.

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Parenting Arrangements

Introduces the concepts of parenting time and decision-making responsibility in family law. Topics include how parenting arrangements are decided; what happens if a parent or guardian wants to move with a child; how the child’s wishes are considered; and contact by non-parents.

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Right to Counsel by Jennifer Dunik

“Once young persons become involved in the justice system there is an obligation to make sure that their rights are fully protected. The right to retain and instruct counsel is one of the most important rights.”

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Indigenous People and the Criminal Justice System / Jonathan Rudin
[A print copy is available in the Manitoba Law Library.]

“Indigenous people are the most over-represented population in Canada’s criminal justice system. Their experiences within the system are interwoven with issues of colonialism and discrimination. Indigenous People and the Criminal Justice System, 2nd Edition, examines these issues and their impact to provide lawyers and judges with a deeper understanding of this area of the law.”


Legal Aid Manitoba (LAM) works to ensure that eligible Manitobans have access to justice, including those who are disadvantaged and facing a well-resourced individual or entity in court”


If you have a concern about your lawyer’s conduct you may want to file a complaint. Lawyers who do not practise competently or in compliance with the Law Society’s high standards of ethical conduct may be subject to an investigation and/or discipline.”

Blog Roundup – March and April 2024

A bi-monthly round-up of blog posts from the Manitoba legal community for the months of March and April 2024

Clarke Immigration Law

Comminity Legal Education Association

Fillmore Riley

MLT Aikins

click here to see more

 Robson Crim Legal Blog

Taylor McCaffrey

TDS law

The library will be closed on Monday, May 20th for Victoria Day