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Notice of Withdrawal – P. Richard Stefanyshyn

P. RICHARD STEFANYSHYN has retired from the active practice of law, effective January 24, 2023. Effective immediately, P. RICHARD STEFANYSHYN will no longer be accepting new client matters or files. Leah Kosokowsky Chief Executive Officer Issued: January 24, 2023

2024-25 Articling Recruitment Guidelines

Are you a Winnipeg workplace looking to hire an articling student to start in the spring or summer of 2024? If so, please review this year’s Winnipeg Articling Recruitment Guidelines setting out the dates and procedures for soliciting applications, conducting interviews and making offers this spring for jobs starting next year. Workplaces outside of Winnipeg […]

Thank You 2022 CPD Volunteers

See the list of our generous contributors As we reflect on the past few years and look forward to the year ahead, everyone here at the Law Society (especially the CPD team) would like to express our most sincere gratitude to all of the incredible volunteers who have contributed so substantially to the education of […]

2022 Annual Member Report – Now Open

Lawyers who held practising status in Manitoba at any time in 2022 are required to file their Annual Member Report (AMR) by Saturday, April 1, 2023. This report includes: Reporting any updates to the lawyer’s contact and practice profile information. Verifying compliance with LSM rules -This includes confirmation that lawyers have met their annual MCPD […]

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 […]

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 […]