Supreme Court of Canada in Winnipeg

If you are a regular reader of the Law Society of Manitoba’s newsletter, Communiqué, you’ve probably seen the notice at the back of each issue saying “Save the date”. We’ve known Chief Justice Wagner would be visiting and speaking, but what was just released on May 14th is news that the entire Court would be sitting in Winnipeg. As an SCC fangirl, this is exciting news.

What it means for the library is we will be closed September 25th and 26th to visitors, but we will aim to have remote delivery of services to members. As it gets closer to the date, we will send out notification regarding how you can reach us.

For more information on the SCC visit, here’s a link to the Winnipeg Free Press article (may require a subscription for access).

Legislative Updates

4th Session of the 41st Legislature

New Bills

Private Member’s Bills:

Second Reading

Committee/Reported

Check the Bill Status daily to follow the legislative process.

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.

Legislative Updates

Manitoba Orders in Council – April 2019

Agriculture:

Crown Services:

Families:

Finance:

Growth, Enterprise and Trade:

Infrastructure:

Justice & Attorney General:

Justice:

Municipal Relations:

President of the Executive Council:

Sustainable Development-Infrastructure:

Sustainable Development:

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.