New King’s Bench Notices

May 9, 2023 – Notice – Hearing of Civil Motions During Summer Court Session – During the summer court session from June 26 to September 1, 2023, the uncontested civil motions list will sit on Wednesdays and Fridays each week. Emergency matters during these days will first need to be placed on an uncontested list. Emergency matters outside those days can be arranged by contacting the Civil Motion Coordinator or, if unavailable, calling the court’s off-hours emergency number.

May 17, 2023 – Notice – Amendments to Court of King`s Bench Rules (Family) – Amendments to Rule 70 Family Division Amendments, Family Division Forms, as well as Rule 4.10(1) have been approved and will come into force upon proclamation of The Family Law Act and The Family Support Enforcement Act. The amendment to Rule 4.10 comes into force immediately. The full list of changes are in Manitoba Regulation numbers 37/2023 and 39/2023

May 17, 2023 – Notice – Amendments to Court of King`s Bench Rules (Probate) – Changes to King’s Bench Rules 74 and 75 (along with new forms) dealing with probate and estate matters come into force on July 1, 2023. The full text of the amendments are available in Manitoba Regulation number 38/2023.

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

New King’s Bench Notices

Practice Directions

March 16, 2023 – Estreatals involving in-Custody accuseds – Thompson and The Pas Judicial Centres

The Court’s Practice Direction of March 5, 2020, regarding detention review
hearings under sections 520 and 525 of the Criminal Code in Thompson and
The Pas Judicial Centres will apply with necessary changes to estreatals in these
Judicial Centres when an accused who is in-custody is required to attend.


March 16, 2023 – Notice – Protocol on Articling Students appearing in the Court of King’s Bench 

The following protocol applies as to when a law student or articling student will be permitted to appear and handle cases in the Court of King’s Bench: In any case when a law student or articling student is appearing, they must clearly identify themselves to the presiding judge as a law student or articling student …

March 16, 2023 – Notice – Small Claim Virtual Hearings

During the pandemic, virtual hearing options were introduced for Small Claims matters heard by Court Officers. The use of these virtual hearing options has improved access to justice by reducing costs, complexity and time to disposition. Given this favourable experience and in light of the summary nature of small claims, virtual hearings will continue as follows: …

New KB Notice – Electronic Filing

January 24, 2023 – Notice – Electronic Filing

Effective immediately and until further notice, electronic filing (e-filing) for Receiver/Manager applications, applications filed under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA), and plans of arrangement under The Corporations Act is not available due to technical difficulties. Documents must be submitted in hard copy format with the Court of King’s Bench Registry.

A subsequent notice will be issued advising when e-filing may resume.

All King’s Bench Notices and Practice Directions and available on the Manitoba Courts Website.