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September 19

“The Prime Minister of Canada has announced that September 19, 2022 will be a federal holiday and a day of mourning for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  The Province of Manitoba is recognizing September 19, 2022 as a day of mourning and has announced that all non-essential government services and offices will be closed for the day.

Mindful that the Courts provide an essential service, given access to justice challenges due to COVID-19, and in fairness to Court participants, the Courts have determined they cannot adjourn cases already booked and so will proceed as scheduled on September 19, 2022.  

However, in order to recognize the day of mourning, all trials and appeals will commence one hour later than scheduled.”

September 14, 2022 – References to the Crown in Court Documents

“Effective immediately, in new proceedings where the Crown is a party, the Crown should be described as “His Majesty the King” and not “Her Majesty the Queen”.” See the notice more more details.


For more information and notices see the Manitoba Courts webpage.

New Provincial Court Notice

August 10, 2022 – Change in Courtrooms (302 and 306)

Effective August 22, 2022, Winnipeg Adult (non domestic) bail court currently held in courtroom 306 will be held in courtroom 302.

Effective the same day, Assignment Court and Specials and D.C.D. Disposition and Motions currently held in courtroom 302 (a.m. and p.m.) will be held in courtroom 306.

Adult domestic bail court will continue to be held in courtroom 304.

See here for all Provincial Court Notices

New Provincial Court Notices

June 16, 2022 – 2pm Trials Pilot Project

Due to decreased demand for 2pm trials and preliminary inquires, they will no longer be posted online. Trials can still be scheduled by contacting the Early Disposition Coordinator. See the full notice for more information and contacts.


June 22, 2022 – Prisoner Transport, Imposition of a Penitentiary Sentence

Due to the evolution of video appearances for court matters, the previous directive requiring in person appearance by those potentially facing a penitentiary sentence has been modified to allow for video appearance if judicial permission is sought three days in advance.


All Provincial Court notices and practice directions are available on the Courts Website.

Mask Use and Court Reopening in Manitoba Courts

A new notice from all court levels has been issued stating that “mask use will no longer be required in court facilities effective Monday, May 16, 2022. Masks may continue to be worn, unless requested otherwise by a presiding judge in the context of a hearing.

Unlimited access to the courts by members of the public will resume on Monday, June
27th, at which time there will no longer be any COVID-19 related restrictions in place.”

See the full notice here and previous COVID-19 related notices on the courts website.

Resumption of JJP Dockets – New Notice

April 19, 2022 – Resumption of Judicial Justice of the Peace Dockets in the communities of Cross Lake, God’s Lake Narrows, Nelson House, Norway House, Oxford House, Shamattawa, and Split Lake

“Effective May 2, 2022, Judicial Justice of the Peace (JJP) dockets will resume sitting in person in the communities of Cross Lake, Gods Lake Narrows, Nelson House, Norway House, Oxford House, Shamattawa, and Split Lake.

In order to minimize the number of people attending court in person at one time, going forward, the JJP dockets will be divided alphabetically into morning and afternoon sittings.

Persons attending court prior to their designated time will be directed not to enter or remain in the vicinity of the court facility and will be instructed to return for their court appearance at the assigned time.”

See the full notice including designated sitting times here

For all Provincial Court COVID-19 notices click here

Courthouse Closures – April 13 & 14

Due to the forecasted blizzard conditions, preparations are being made for potential court closures throughout Manitoba for all three levels of court on April 13 and 14.

Updates will be posted here.

Should the Courts be closed on these dates, the Great Library will also be closed. We will be working remotely and can still be reached at library@lawsociety.mb.ca.