Happy International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day. Today we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. In the legal profession, we have much to celebrate. Women have come a long way since 1916, when Isabel Maclean Hunt became the first woman in Manitoba to receive an LL.B. Yet there remains much work to do. While […]

February is Black History Month

Posted on February 14, 2022, Updated February 7, 2023

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Black Lives Matter: Canadian Perspectives, Education Event

Critical Conversations about Systemic Racism and Implicit Bias in Law and Canadian Society Original Program Date: December 10, 2020 Critical conversations about the Canadian context for the BLM movement, current issues in policing and the justice system as well as the insidious ways in which systemic racism manifests itself in our workplaces and everyday lives. […]