LSM Initiatives

Access to Justice Week October 25 -31, 2021

The Law Society is excited to take part in Access to Justice Week October 25 – 31, 2021 . Manitoba is hosting A2J Week alongside Ontario, Alberta, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island with each province hosting its own event highlighting the important issues surrounding Access to Justice. On Monday, October 25 […]

Inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The Law Society of Manitoba recognizes the significance of the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This new federal statutory holiday is an opportunity for us all to recognize and reflect on the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools. For the legal profession, it is also a day to reflect on the […]

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Commemorating 150 Years of Treaty 1 and Treaty 2: What You Need to Know – Education CPD

Original Program Date: September 17, 2021 August 2021 marked the 150th anniversaries of the signing of Treaties No. 1 and 2 in Manitoba. In honour of this important milestone, a special education session for lawyers was held with Dr. Niigaanwewidam (Niigaan) Sinclair who presented on the history of the two treaties, the significance of Section […]

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 […]