Oct 01 2021


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Climate Change and the Role of Legal Counsel: a Discussion about Climate Justice

SPEAKERS: Heather Fast, Ph.D. Candidate, Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba; Sessional Instructor, Robson Hall, Faculty of Law
Meredith James, Lawyers for Climate Justice; Legal Counsel, Woodward & Company Lawyers LLP

The MBA Environmental, Energy, and Resources Law Section invites you to attend a discussion about the role of lawyers in efforts to address the climate crisis that Canada, and the rest of the world, is currently experiencing. Join the students from Robson Hall’s Environmental Law class and hear from a representative of Lawyers for Climate Justice (L4CJ), a group of lawyers and law students focused on advancing climate justice within the Canadian legal profession.  Qualifies for 1.0 hours of CPD ethics, professionalism and/or practice management content.

Please RSVP (PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED) to the Manitoba Bar Association online at

You will need a computer or laptop (PC or Mac), smartphone or tablet with a microphone and webcam (built-in or external) and an internet connection.

If you will be participating from a laptop, you would also need to install a Zoom Client for Meetings from this site: If you are unsure whether you have the latest version of Zoom, please follow the instructions HERE.

If you are planning to participate from smartphone or tablet you would need to install an App from the Apple Store or Google Play.   if you are installing the app from the Apple Store or Google Play to use on an iPad, iPhone or Android device or tablet the free app is called “Zoom Cloud Meetings”.

We would recommend that you have either the Zoom Cloud Meetings App or the Zoom Client for Meetings downloaded at least 15 minutes before the meeting.

When you do join, please allow your device to join with audio.  This feature can be found under Join Options in an Apple or Android device or Join with Computer Audio if you are participating on a laptop.

All participants should ensure they have set up their Zoom information to display your actual name (not just your device name) so that everyone knows who is on the call and anyone not invited to attend will be more easily identified, this also helps us properly track attendance at PD sessions.

If you are having troubles, please email

At approximately 9:30am on Friday, October 1, 2021 an email will be sent from the MBA advising you of the link that you will click on to join the Zoom video conference meeting.  So it will be important to register before 5:00pm on Thursday, September 30, 2021.

Attendance at this MBA Section learning session can be applied towards your Law Society mandatory yearly continuing professional development requirement for 1.5 hours, including 1.0 hour for Ethics, Professionalism and Practice Management.

Nigel Thompson
Chair, MBA Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Section
MLT Aikins LLP
Ph: 204-957-4659

The event is finished.