LSM Initiatives

Improving the Retention & Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession – Final Report

Earlier this year, the International Association of Women Judges Canadian Chapter partnered with the Law Society of Manitoba and the Manitoba Bar Association to host a Women’s Roundtable to discuss issues associated with the advancement and retention of women in the legal profession. The Final Report for this event is now available. The report provides […]

Access to Justice Week Event: People-Centred Data Collection – October 25, 2022

New ~ Registration for National Access to Justice Week is now open! The Law Society of Manitoba is excited to partner with the Manitoba Bar Association and the University of Manitoba for the third annual National Access to Justice Week. Together Manitoba will offer four free engaging virtual events open to the public. On Tuesday, […]

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.

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 […]

Part Time Practising Fees – Pilot Program Launches April 1, 2022

Law Society benchers recently approved a two-year part-time practising fees pilot program, commencing April 1, 2022. This exciting initiative will help promote greater equity, diversity and inclusion within the profession, helping to increase access to justice for all Manitobans. Offering a part-time practising fee for eligible lawyers who practice part-time to accommodate their child care […]

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 […]

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 […]