Please be advised that there will be a swearing-in ceremony for The Honourable Marianne Rivoalen, Chief Justice of Manitoba on Friday, Sept 29, 2023. The library will be closed from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. After hours service for the legal profession can resume at 5:00 p.m.
Please note other upcoming closures:
Monday, October 2 – Truth and Reconciliation Day (Courthouse closed)
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.
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.
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.
Do you have a client looking for assistance and need somewhere to direct them?
The Law Library Hub is here to help.
The Law Library Hub is a free, appointment-based resource that offers legal information in the areas of civil and family law for those unfamiliar with the legal system or that need help getting started.
Our Civil Law appointments can help with common disputes between people or organizations. We can assist those dealing with:
Personal Injury claims
Breach of Contract, such as unpaid bills
Issues between Tenants and Landlords
Estate matters such as Probating a Will.
Family Law appointments cover issues between spouses or common-law partners, or child care matters. These include:
Divorce or Separation
Division of Property
Appointments are available in person at the Great Library in the Winnipeg Law Courts Complex or via video conference.
The Manitoba Law Library would like to acknowledge with gratitude that we are situated on Treaty One Territory, the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe, Cree and Dakota peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.
Printing and Photocopying
If you need to use the library’s printing and photocopying services you will need to create an account. See us at the front desk for assistance.