COVID-19 Update: Emergency Order – Checklists for Actions that Must be Taken in the Presence of a Person

Several statutes contain provisions that require an action to be taken only in the presence of a person. Effective Wednesday, May 13, 2020 the provincial government issued an Order that suspends operation of such provisions. Instead, the required actions will be valid if taken through a glass or plexiglass partition or by video conferencing and […]

COVID-19 Update: New Orders Issued under the Emergency Measures Act

Order on Suspension of In- Person Commissioning or Witnessing of Documents This Order temporarily suspends the requirements for in person commissioning and witnessing of certain critical documents. It sets out steps required when taking an oath or witnessing the signing by video conferencing or through glass or plexiglass. The order is in effect May 13, 2020 […]

2020 Bencher Election Results & Appointed Bencher Applications Due Friday May 8, 2020

The results of the 2020 Bencher Election are in. Congratulations to our newly elected benchers and welcome to the bencher table. With an exceptional list of candidates to choose from this year, over 1,000 members made their way to the voting polls. Thank you to all the 2020 nominees for putting your names forward. Appointed […]

COVID-19 Articling Update: New Recruitment Guidelines & Changes to PREP Admission Requirements

On April 14, we announced changes to articling requirements. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, June 2020 recruitment of articling students for Winnipeg positions in 2021-22 was postponed. In consultation with firms that intended to participate in the June recruitment and with the Career Development Office at Robson Hall, New Recruitment Guidelines have been created for […]

Guidance for Legal Professionals Filing A Non-compliant Document in Court – Sample Undertaking

During this pandemic, the Court is prepared to accept unsworn versions of affidavits and declarations provided the lawyer gives an undertaking to perfect the document before the hearing. The Court notice says it requires “an undertaking by the lawyer that an original of the affidavit or declaration that complies with the formal requisites will be […]

Lawyer – Bargen Brown LLP

Bargen Brown LLP is looking for an experienced and motivated lawyer to join our law firm on a permanent, full-time basis. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of experience and some level of existing practice. Closing date is May 31, 2020. Learn More  

Crown Prosecutor – Ministry of Justice, La Ronge, SK

Closing date is May 30, 2020. Learn More  

Changes to Articling Requirements Due to COVID-19

In response to concerns from both students and the legal profession related to the economic and logistical challenges that are resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Law Society of Manitoba has made changes to the articling requirements to provide flexibility for both students and law firms as they navigate the articling period. These changes directly […]

COVID-19 Update: Ransomware Alert and Blue Cross Immediate Support Line Now Available

Computer Virus Pandemic In the past two weeks, two Manitoba law firms have been hit by viruses – not COVID-19, but computer viruses, specifically a ransomware virus called MAZE. It is suspected that someone clicked on a link or an attachment in an email that was infected with a virus which in turn infected the […]