Bencher Meeting – December 15, 2022

Our next bencher meeting will be held on Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. Agendas are published the week before a meeting. To view these public materials and a complete schedule of upcoming dates for 2023, see bencher meetings.

University of Manitoba Joint Access to Justice Research Study

Research on the access to justice needs of Manitobans is currently being conducted by Professor Gerard Kennedy of the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law and Manitoba’s Access to Justice Coordinator, Natasha Brown, with the support of the Law Society of Manitoba. Its purpose is to garner legal professionals’ views on the Legal Service Needs […]

National Indigenous Peoples Day – Tuesday, June 21

National Indigenous Peoples Day is Tuesday, June 21. It is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Our Lands”. Here are some ways you can mark the day:

Celebrate Pride Week 2022

The Law Society wishes all of our friends and colleagues Happy Pride. We are thrilled to once again co-host a reception to celebrate the legal achievements and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender lawyers and activists in promoting equality and human rights.

2022 Bencher Election Results & Announcing New Executives

Congratulations to All Newly Elected Benchers Thank you to all the nominees who put their names forward. With a strong list of candidates to consider, members have made their decision and cast their votes. The results for the City of Winnipeg, Northern and Western Electoral Districts are now in. See the complete 2022 Bencher Election […]

Guidance for Lawyers – Canadian Sanctions Related to Russia and Belarus

In recent weeks the Government of Canada introduced new sanctions against Russia and related parties in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.  The sanctions have important implications for lawyers. The Federation of Law Societies Policy Counsel Group has prepared the following Guidance for lawyers who are affected.

2022 Bencher Election: Polls Open April 19 – May 3

Twenty candidates put their names forward for the 2022 Bencher Election. Two candidates have been elected by acclamation. On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, there will be an election in the City of Winnipeg, Northern and Western Electoral Districts, for the ten remaining bencher vacancies. To learn more, view the candidate profiles for your 2022 Bencher […]

2022 Bencher Election – Wednesday, May 4, 2022

The 2022 Bencher Election will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. Online voting polls will open Tuesday, April 19 and close 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. In this election, all 12 elected Bencher positions are vacant. Eight practising lawyers are to be elected for the Winnipeg Electoral District, and one practising lawyer […]

Black History Month – February 2022

Did you know the fastest growing Black population in Canada is on the Prairies? Black History Month is an opportunity to celebrate the many contributions and achievements of Black Canadians from all walks of life who have played a pivotal role in shaping our culture and communities. Below are resources intended to help you learn […]