LSM Initiatives

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 […]

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 […]

Forms of Address and Pronouns, Education Event

Original Program Date: September 15, 2021 The Court of Queen’s Bench and the Provincial Court of Manitoba issued Practice Directions, which took effect on September 13, 2021, to clarify how parties and counsel can advise the Court of their pronouns and form of address. This CPD education session for lawyers provided more information on why […]

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 […]