Are you a current articling student, new lawyer, principal, firm recruiter or mentor of articling students?
Together with the Law Societies in Alberta and Saskatchewan, the Law Society of Manitoba is launching two surveys: one directed at articling students and new lawyers (articled in the last five years); the other directed at principals, recruiters and mentors. The surveys are designed to help the law societies better understand the experiences and supports that articling students are getting during their articling term in order to critically assess whether our existing systems are appropriately preparing lawyers for the future.
The surveys take approximately 15 minutes to complete and all responses will be analyzed in aggregate form only. Nothing shared by you will be linked to you in any way. As an incentive, you will have the option of submitting your name at the end of the survey for a chance to win a complimentary registration to any Law Society of Manitoba CPD of your choice (prize must be redeemed within the next year).
New Rights, New Obligations: An Introduction to The Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act
This self-paced e-Course is available on demand and is designed to provide you with substantive information about the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act (FHRMIRA), as well as practical information you will need to know when making applications under FHMRIRA.
Did you know that under FHRMIRA each First Nation (other than those excluded) may be able to enact its own laws to address matrimonial property interests or rights on reserve land, but that unless and until they do so, provisional rules under FHRMIRA apply?
Under the provisional rules spouses and common law partners may have rights to property on reserves in cases of relationship breakdown or death.
Topics covered include:
Understanding the Background
Understanding the Foundation of FHRMIRA
Manitoba’s Approach to the Protection Order and Exclusive Occupation Order Provisions
Matrimonial Property Interests or Rights
Penalties and Enforcement
This program may be reported for a maximum of 1.5 hours of CPD activity for Manitoba Members.
The Canadian Mental Health Associations Mental Health Week is May 6 – 12, 2019.
Mental health is a state of well-being, and we all have it. We might have a mental illness, and we might not. Either way, we can all feel well. We can all have good mental health. It is about having a sense of purpose, strong relationships, feeling connected to our communities, knowing who we are, coping with stress and enjoying life. And it’s never too early or too late to get there. But it’s not just about what you do for yourself, by yourself—everyone needs healthy and supportive places to work, live and learn.
– Canadian Mental Health Association
Mental health affects all of us in one way or another, whether it’s ourselves, friends and family or a client. We have put together a few resources to help you navigate mental health for yourself, a loved one or a client.
Featured in the Display
In the Library:
You are not Alone : The Lawyer’s Guide to Anxiety / The Law Society of Manitoba Education and Competence Department
Slaying the Demons of Anxiety and Stress for Improved Health and Wealth / The Law Society of Manitoba Education and Competence Department
desLibris (Behind the Law Society of Manitoba Member’s Portal):
The Lawyers Health and Wellness Program (LHWP) is a free and confidential service for practising lawyers in Manitoba and their families. It offers help with:
Family and Parenting
LHWP offers crisis-intervention and assessment, short-term counselling services to a maximum of twelve sessions per family per year, and appropriate referrals. Visit The Law Society of Manitoba for more information.
*Newsletter distribution service is only offered to members of the Law Society of Manitoba.
The Great Library has been hosting a student from the Library and Information Technology program at Red River College for the past two weeks. Artemis Hedrich is in the final few months of the program, and this was an opportunity for her to see how a law library works. With help from legal information professional Allyssa McFadyen, she put together a display on the many resources of Manitoba law that are available both here at the Great Library and online.
Titles in the display
Chief Justice Samuel Freedman: A Great Canadian Judge by Cameron Harvey
Manitoba Law Journal | 2017 Volume 40 Number 3 | Criminal Law edition
The Manitoba Gazette | 2013 PT. 1- 52 – print copies between 1901-2013
Manitoba Regulations | 1/2017 – 171/2017 – print copies between 1946-2017, online access to current
On November 1, 2018, amendments to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) came into force which impose mandatory breach reporting, notification and record-keeping requirements on organizations subject to PIPEDA. This includes law firms.
This webinar presentation is designed to provide practitioners who do not specialize in privacy law with a primer on the new PIPEDA requirements as well as an update on other cutting edge privacy law topics.
Includes 1 hour of CPD activity, including 0.5 hours of EPPM.
This webinar is focused on frequently asked questions in the area of criminal law. Experienced criminal defense lawyer, Saul Simmonds, will provide the basic information you need to answer these questions and he will point you toward relevant case law and legislation.
While this webinar is designed for practitioners who do not specialize in criminal law, it will also serve as a good refresher for those who do.