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We’re Hiring – Administrative Assistant (18-month Term)

We are looking for an energetic, detailed oriented individual with strong communication and organizational skills. This 18-month term position includes joint responsibilities assisting with two different departments, Admissions & Membership and Audit. The Law Society of Manitoba is the independent regulator of approximately 2,000 practicing lawyers that comprise the legal profession in Manitoba. The Law […]

Notice of Suspension – Orvel Larry Currie

Pursuant to a resolution of a Panel of the Discipline Committee of The Law Society of Manitoba, ORVEL LARRY CURRIE was found guilty of professional misconduct and is suspended from the practice of law for a period of thirty (30) days, commencing on May 15, 2022 through to and including June 13, 2022. Leah Kosokowsky […]

CPLED Requests Feedback on PREP

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.

Notice of Suspension – Margaret Catherine Carroll

Pursuant to the resolution of a Panel of the Discipline Committee of The Law Society of Manitoba made on February 11, 2022, MARGARET CATHERINE CARROLL was found guilty of professional misconduct and is suspended indefinitely from the practice of law effective March 18, 2022. Leah Kosokowsky Chief Executive Officer Issued: March 25, 2022

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 […]

Newly Added Remote Witnessing Resources

New permanent regulations for remote witnessing of documents by video conference in Manitoba are in effect. Check out these newly added lawyer resources: Register for the CPDonline course Remote Witnessing of Documents: Processes under the Permanent Regulations, a how-to program on complying with the new regulations. Visit the LSM Education Centre to download the Remote Witnessing […]

2021 Richard J. Scott Award Announcement

Community News Announcement Congratulations Heather Leonoff, Q.C. 2021 Richard J. Scott Award Recipient Ms Leonoff is the Director of the Constitutional Law Branch of the Department of Justice with the Province of Manitoba. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated an unwavering and longstanding commitment to advancing the rule of law and has made significant contributions […]