Blog Round-up February/March 2022

A round-up of blog posts from the Manitoba legal community from February/March 2022.

Brodsky Amy & Gould
Clarke Immigration Law
MLT Aikins
TDS Law

New Family Law Resources from Justice Canada

New Family Law resources have recently been released by the Justice Department as part of their free online legal training resources for professionals, Justice Canada Changes to Family Laws. Along with a family violence toolkit, three new free and accredited courses are available to help lawyers understand the 2021 amendments to the Divorce Act:

Parenting under the new Divorce Act 

This course provides an overview of the amendments to the Divorce Act related to parenting including the new parenting terminology and best interests of the child criteria. It is intended to help legal advisers understand the child-focused approach of the Divorce Act’s parenting provisions and the impact of family violence on parenting arrangements.

Relocation under the Divorce Act  

This course is designed to increase legal advisers’ knowledge and understanding of the new change of residence and relocation framework in the Divorce Act.  It focuses on the procedures people must follow in relation to moves and the principles a court will apply in making a decision about a child’s relocation. 

 Family dispute resolution and duties for parties to a proceeding and legal advisers under the new Divorce Act

This online course focuses on family dispute resolution and the new duties for parties and legal advisers under the Divorce Act. This course will also address the amendments to the Act that encourage parties to use family dispute resolution processes and family justice services.

To access all the accredited courses click here.


The HELP Toolkit: Identifying and Responding to Family Violence for Family Law Legal Advisers 

This free Toolkit offers practical training to ensure that legal advisers can identify and respond to family violence in their family law cases.

The HELP toolkit is comprised of four sections:

    • HAVE an initial discussion about family violence
    • EXPLORE immediate risks and safety concerns
    • LEARN more about the family violence to help you determine what to recommend to your client
    • PROMOTE safety throughout the family law case

Each of these sections is covered in depth, along with a legal response guide and supplemental materials to assist practitioners. The Toolkit is based on new and existing research on family violence in the family law context.

The HELP Toolkit: Identifying and Responding to Family Violence for Family Law Legal Advisers can be accessed through the Department of Justice Canada website by clicking here.

To access all of the resources offered by Justice Canada Changes to Family Laws click here.

Blog Round-up January/February 2022

A round-up of blog posts from the Manitoba legal community from January and February 2022.

Brodsky Amy & Gould
Clarke Immigration Law
MLT Aikins
Taylor McCaffrey Lawyers

Turf Wars – The Supreme Court in the Horrocks Decision Provides Much Needed Guidance when Labour Arbitrators Have Exclusive Jurisdiction Over Human Rights Complaints in a Unionized Workplace February 1, 2022

TDS Law

Legal Reform as a Catalyst for Social Enterprise: An International Social Enterprise Law & Policy Report January 26, 2022

Together – a collaborative family law blog

Am I legally separated? It depends on what you mean by that January 6, 2022

Blog Round-up December 2021

A round-up of blog posts from the Manitoba legal community from December 2021.

Clarke Immigration Law
MLT Aikins

In a world already exhausted by the unrelenting pandemic, the holiday season offers the promise of a reprieve for some. Unfortunately, the holiday season is also a time when cyber criminals are particularly active as most people try to unplug and take some well-deserved breaks from work.

Having endured over a year now of government-imposed restrictions on personal liberty to curb the case count of covid, the general population is now able to better understand the implications of confinement. This blog will begin by exploring the historical reasoning behind solitary confinement, its effectiveness and psychological impact, and circle back to the current state of Covid-19 and what it entails for inmates who have already been deprived of many rights.

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Blog Round-up November 2021

A round-up of blog posts from the Manitoba legal community in November 2021

Clarke Immigration Law
Matthew Gould Blog (Criminal Law)
MLT Aikins
Pitblado Law Blog
  • Pitblado wins at the Supreme Court November 29, 2021 – “The Supreme Court rules that an employment discrimination dispute involving a unionized worker should be settled by a labour arbitrator appointed under the collective agreement, not by a human rights adjudicator.”
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  • Top 10 Employment Law Basics December 3, 2021
  • Misgendering Employees Can Result In Damages Against Employers November 23, 2021 – “Two recent decisions of Human Rights Tribunals in Ontario (EN v Gallagher’s Bar and Lounge, 2021 HRTO 240) and British Columbia (Nelson v Goodberry Restaurant Group Ltd. dba Buono Osteria and others, 2021 BCHRT 137) highlight the importance of employers respecting the preferred pronouns of their employees, and the potential consequences should an employer fail to show such respect.”

Legal Blog Roundup September/October

A bi-monthly round-up of blog posts from the Manitoba legal community for the months of September and October 2021

Clarke Immigration Law

Matthew Gould Blog (Criminal Law)

MLT Aikins

Pitblado Law Blog

Robson Crim Legal Blog

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