Manitoba Legal Blogs

A monthly round-up of blog posts from the Manitoba legal community for the months of September and August

Toronto firm charges $170k in fees
Clarke Immigration Law

Threading the Needle: Structural Reform & Canada’s Intelligence-to-Evidence Dilemma by Craig Forcese
Robson Crim Legal Blog

Can I Be Charged For Using A Canoe, Kayak, Or Paddle Board While Impaired?
Matt Gould

The Legal Check-Up
Raymond P. Oakes

THE EXACT WORDING IN AN INDEMNITY MATTERS
Edward D. Brown Pitblado Law

MORE ON SECTION 8 OF THE CANADA INTEREST ACT AND SOMETHING ABOUT THE “INDOOR MANAGEMENT RULE”
Edward D. Brown – Pitblado Law

Risky Business: SK Court of Appeal Finds Ag Contract Not “Grossly Unfair”
Jason Mohrbutter MLT Aikins

Staying on Top of the Law

Practitioners are well aware of how difficult it is to keep current with changes in the law. When the first cellphone with the ability to take photos was invented, who knew it would eventually lead to a whole new area of law called cyberbullying? Our job at the Manitoba Law Library is to support you in your quest to stay current.

There are a number of journals and newsletters dedicated to specific areas of law. We have compiled a list of the titles that we can share with you. Please review the list, and let us know if you would like to receive them. You can email us at library@lawsociety.mb.ca to be added to the list. And if you already subscribe to a couple, take a look at the list and see if there are others you want to receive.

Free e-Course

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
  • Estates
  • Penalties and Enforcement

This program may be reported for a maximum of 1.5 hours of CPD activity for Manitoba Members.

Login to the Member’s Portal to start your course.

Visit the Law Society of Manitoba for more information.

Mental Health Week

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):

Online Resources:

Lexis Advance Quicklaw:

  • Halsbury’s Laws of Canada – Mental Health (2015 Reissue)
  • Halsbury’s Laws of Canada – Public Health (2014 Reissue)

Newsletters*:

  • LexisNexis Health Law NetLetter

Wesbites:

Lawyers Health and Wellness Program:

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:

  • Stress
  • Addictions
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Family and Parenting
  • Relationships
  • Emotional/Behavioural
  • Financial Crisis

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.