COVID-19 Updates: More LSM News and Resources

AMR Filing Extended to May 1, 2020 The usual deadline for filing the Annual Member Report is April 1, 2020. Although most of you complete it on-line, we appreciate that many of you are occupied by more pressing issues in your practice as you respond to the COVID-19 crisis. In the circumstances, the Law Society […]

Anti-Money Laundering Requirements

The Law Society understands that members may face challenges in meeting their obligations under the anti-money laundering and terrorist financing rules. While we continue to expect that members will do everything possible to meet all of their obligations, we recognize that it may be challenging to verify a client’s identity where the member and his/her […]

Execution of Affidavits and Declarations

Clarification Note: The Law Society has been advised that the Court’s accommodation as set out here applies to documents filed in the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench and in the Manitoba Court of Appeal. The Court is making an accommodation that affidavits and declarations that are subject to formal requisites (i.e. they have to be […]

COVID–19 Update & Law Courts Notices

The impact of the COVID – 19 virus is unprecedented and has necessitated The Law Society of Manitoba reviewing its contingency plans and business processes. We will be implementing some measures in the next few days in an effort to minimize the spread of the virus to our staff, the legal profession and to the […]

COVID–19 Law Society Operations Update

Archived COVID-19  News  – published March 17, 2020 Law Society Operations After monitoring the rapid developments regarding COVID-19 and considering the advice of public health experts and government officials, the Law Society is taking steps in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID -19. While our core operations will continue, we will be implementing […]

Law Library Hub Pilot Program Launches Monday, February 10th

Starting Monday, February 10, free legal information and assistance will be offered two days a week. Monday afternoons 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Wednesday mornings 9:00 am-noon During these times, members of the public can access free in-person legal information and assistance in the Manitoba Law Library, located at the Manitoba Law Courts building. For […]