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Recent Income Tax Act Amendments that Affect Lawyers

Constitutional Challenge to sections 237.3 and 237.4 of the Income Tax Act On September 11, 2023, the Federation of Law Societies of Canada filed an application in the British Columbia Supreme Court, challenging the constitutionality of the application of recent amendments to the mandatory reporting obligations in the Income Tax Act to members of the legal profession.  […]

Introducing the New Law Society President and Vice President

The benchers of the Law Society of Manitoba are pleased to announce the election of Wayne Onchulenko as its 103rd President. The benchers are also pleased to announce the election of Gerri Wiebe as Vice-President.

Notice of Interim Suspension – Paul Walsh

By resolution of the Complaints Investigation Committee dated August 23, 2023, PAUL WALSH is suspended from the practice of law, effective immediately, for engaging in the unauthorized practice of law while an inactive member. Leah Kosokowsky Chief Executive Officer Issued: August 23, 2023

Nominations for the 2023 Richard J. Scott Award Now Open

The Richard J. Scott Award is presented annually by the Law Society of Manitoba to an individual who advances the rule of law through advocacy, litigation, teaching, research or writing. The deadline for nominations is Friday, September 29. For more information about this award and and how to submit a nomination, visit the Richard J. […]

Western Canada Competency Profile Initiative

The Law Societies of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan are jointly engaged in an initiative to develop a Western Canada Competency Profile (WCCP) to identify the competencies required upon entry to legal practice. The WCCP will help inform lawyer training and education further enhancing lawyer competence in Manitoba to ensure the public is well-served. […]

New Online Interactive Practice Management Tool

The Law Society is excited to announce the launch of Manitoba’s online Practice Management Assessment Tool! Available at no cost, the new interactive online tool, along with the companion workbooks, are designed for sole practitioners and designated representatives or those responsible for the operations of multi-lawyer firms to: Provide guidance in helping manage risk and […]

National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21

Posted on June 20, 2022, Updated June 20, 2023 National Indigenous peoples Day is Wednesday, June 21. It is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Here are some ways you can mark the day:

2023 Bencher By-Election Results

2023 Bencher By-Election: Polls Open April 4 – April 25

Nine candidates put their names forward for the 2023 Bencher By-Election. On Wednesday, April 26, 2023, there will be an election in the City of Winnipeg Electoral District for one bencher vacancy. To learn more, view the candidate profiles for your 2023 Bencher Nominees.