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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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

News Release – Province Announces New Regulations To Support Remote Witnessing And Commissioning Options

New regulations that establish processes for remote witnessing and commissioning are now in effect, Justice Minister Cameron Friesen announced today. Click here to download the full release, or visit the Government of Manitoba news page. The LSM CPD will be a presenting a how-to program on complying with the new regulations. Watch for it!