LSM Initiative

New Access to Justice Initiative: Civil Society Organizations 

Recently the Law Society introduced changes to the Rules and Code of Professional Conduct, to allow lawyers to deliver legal services through Civil Society Organizations (CSO). Registered charities and not-for-profits can now apply to the Law Society to be registered as a CSO, and upon approval, offer legal services to their clients on-site through a […]

Announcing Indigenous Advisory Committee Members

For Immediate Release: The Law Society of Manitoba appoints members to new Indigenous Advisory Committee chaired by the Honourable Murray Sinclair to help guide ongoing work toward reconciliation. Last October, the Law Society’s benchers decided to create an Indigenous Advisory Committee and in December, they appointed the Honourable Murray Sinclair to serve as Chair of […]

The Law Library Hub Signs Off for the Summer

Please be advised that the Law Library Hub service is now on hiatus and will not be able to offer any assistance over the summer months. Services are expected to resume in the fall once law school students return to their studies. About the Law Library Hub The Law Society of Manitoba is committed to […]

Honouring National Indigenous Peoples Day

Today we recognize the incredible contributions of First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples and celebrate their diverse cultures, traditions and legal orders, from which all Canadians have benefitted immensely. The Law Society remains committed to working toward reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. We are proud to have recently welcomed our first Indigenous Vice–President, Sacha Paul and […]

Statement on Discovery at the Kamloops Residential School

The Law Society of Manitoba sends its condolences to members of the Tk’emlúps te Secwe’pemc First Nation and all Indigenous peoples on the horrific discovery of the bodies of 215 children at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops.  We recognize the enormous harm the residential school system has caused, the effects of […]

Funding Awarded for Access to Justice Coordinator

On Wednesday, November 4, 2020, the Manitoba Law Foundation announced the Law Society of Manitoba would be the recipient of a Special Granting Initiative, supporting the work of increasing access to justice. This funding will enable the Law Society to hire a full-time Access to Justice Coordinator dedicated to promoting and supporting the work of […]

Observing Orange Shirt Day –September 30

Join the Law Society of Manitoba on September 30, 2020 in observing Orange Shirt Day, a day to remember the children who were victims of the Canadian residential school system. Wear orange to show your support for residential school survivors and their families and take steps to learn about this dark chapter in our history. […]

National Indigenous Peoples Day – June 21, 2020

The Law Society joins all Manitobans to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day and the summer solstice. We recognize the rich and diverse cultures of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people, and their many contributions to law and society. The Law Society is committed to engaging in ongoing reconciliation. In recognition of Manitoba’s cultural and historic […]

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 […]