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New & Innovative Health & Wellness Program

Providing lawyers comprehensive healthcare treatment options to support them in the safe practice of law. Health and Wellness services available to Manitoba  lawyers is growing with the addition of the new Health Recovery Program. The program offers a positive alternative to discipline where a lawyer’s conduct or competence issues are linked to health conditions, such […]

2022 Richard J. Scott Award Announcement

Community News Announcement Congratulations Helga D. Van Iderstine

Notice to the Public – Beware of Lee Francoeur Scam

Lee Francoeur is not a lawyer in Manitoba. Someone calling themselves Lee Francoeur has been contacting people across North America and telling them there is a dormant insurance policy or a bank account in the name of their long lost dead relative. This person says he is a lawyer at Manitoba law firm and can […]

World Mental Health Day 2022

This year’s theme for World Mental Health Day is Making Mental Health & Well-Being for All a Global Priority. Supporting meaningful health and wellness in the profession remains a top priority for the Law Society. It’s perfectly normal to have ups and downs and it is also perfectly normal to talk about that and sometimes […]

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 […]

Notice of Supervision – Thomas (Tom) Turner

Effective September 6, 2022, THOMAS (TOM) TURNER will practice under the supervision of Dennis Smith at the law firm of Hook & Smith. Leah Kosokowsky Chief Executive Officer Issued: September 6, 2022

2022 Bencher Election Results & Announcing New Executives

Congratulations to All Newly Elected Benchers Thank you to all the nominees who put their names forward. With a strong list of candidates to consider, members have made their decision and cast their votes. The results for the City of Winnipeg, Northern and Western Electoral Districts are now in. See the complete 2022 Bencher Election […]

Guidance for Lawyers – Canadian Sanctions Related to Russia and Belarus

In recent weeks the Government of Canada introduced new sanctions against Russia and related parties in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.  The sanctions have important implications for lawyers. The Federation of Law Societies Policy Counsel Group has prepared the following Guidance for lawyers who are affected.

World Mental Health Day: Announcing Law(yer) Strong

The New Peer Support Program for Manitoba’s Legal Profession On World Mental Health Day, we are excited to announce the establishment of Law(yer) Strong, the new peer support organization for the legal profession in Manitoba. A joint initiative of the Manitoba Bar Association and the Law Society of Manitoba, it reflects our recognition that a […]