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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

Nominations for the 2022 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 30. For more information about this award and and how to submit a nomination, visit the Richard J. […]

National Indigenous Peoples Day – Tuesday, June 21

National Indigenous Peoples Day is Tuesday, June 21. It is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Our Lands”. Here are some ways you can mark the day:

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.

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 […]