May 31 2022


5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Judging at the Federal Court of Appeal

SPEAKER: The Honourable Madam Justice Rivoalen, Federal Court of Appeal

The Manitoba Bar Association’s Research Section is pleased to welcome Madam Justice Rivoalen of the Federal Court of Appeal as the guest speaker for its annual year-end wrap up dinner event. This is an in-person event and will be hosted at 60 Lindenwood Drive East. The MBA recommends continued use of masks and social distancing as appropriate. Burgers will be served. Please indicate in the Special Needs (dietary and other) on the  if you would prefer a vegetarian option.

Madam Justice Rivoalen was appointed to the Federal Court of Appeal in 2018, after having a lengthy legal career that included being a superior court judge with the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench (Family Division), and having served as Associate Chief Justice of the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench (Family Division). Come and hear Justice Rivoalen share how she made the transition from a provincial superior court to a federal appellate court and the integral role of research in her present role given the wide breadth of legal subject matters covered by the Federal Court of Appeal. This session will be of interest to anyone interested in legal research, those practicing in any of the various areas covered by the federal courts’ jurisdiction, and law students and new lawyers interested in learning more about clerking with the federal court.

About the Federal Court of Appeal: The Federal Court of Appeal is a traveling Court, and hears appeals in English and in French in 18 cities, from Vancouver to St. John’s, including locations in the Territories when requested. It is responsible for the application of federal laws and has the jurisdiction to hear appeals from all the judgments of the Federal Court, the Tax Court of Canada, as well as judicial review applications with respect to various federal boards and tribunals, including the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), the Copyright Board, and the Competition Tribunal. The appeals and judicial reviews deal with issues stemming from different areas of the law, including tax law, maritime law, immigration law, Aboriginal law, prison law, social law, aeronautics, intellectual property and national security. In the vast majority of the cases, the Federal Court of Appeal acts as the final arbiter in cases brought before it.

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

Attendance at this MBA Section meeting can be applied towards your Law Society of Manitoba’s Continuing Professional Development requirement for a maximum of 1.5 hours.

David Davis
Chair, MBA Legal Research Section
Davis Cyber Law
Ph: 204-294-9616

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