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Notice of Withdrawal – Grant Clay, a.k.a. Grant Randolph Clay

Notice of Withdrawal – Grant Clay a.k.a. Grant Randolph Clay TAKE NOTICE that effective September 30, 2020, GRANT CLAY, a.k.a. GRANT RANDOLPH CLAY will be retiring from the practise of law. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that effective immediately, GRANT CLAY, a.k.a. GRANT RANDOLPH CLAY will no longer be accepting new client matters or files. DATED at […]

Notice of Suspension – Vibhu Raj Jhanji

Notice of Suspension – Vibhu Raj Jhanji TAKE NOTICE that by resolution of a Panel of the Discipline Committee of The Law Society of Manitoba made on January 14, 2020, VIBHU RAJ JHANJI was found incompetent to practise law. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that by resolution of the Panel dated June 23, 2020, pursuant to Section […]

COVID – 19 Update: Emergency Measure Checklists, Reminders and Supports

Emergency Order Checklists & Webinar Checklists for the new Order under the Emergency Measures Act on the Suspension of In-Person Commissioning or Witnessing of Documents have been published on the Law Society website. Last Friday’s online CPD presentation provided further information on these checklists and other practical advice to assist the profession in navigating these […]

COVID-19 Update: Emergency Order – Checklists for Actions that Must be Taken in the Presence of a Person

Several statutes contain provisions that require an action to be taken only in the presence of a person. Effective Wednesday, May 13, 2020 the provincial government issued an Order that suspends operation of such provisions. Instead, the required actions will be valid if taken through a glass or plexiglass partition or by video conferencing and […]

COVID-19 Update: New Orders Issued under the Emergency Measures Act

Notice Update – posted September 17, 2020 Order on Suspension of In- Person Commissioning or Witnessing of Documents This Order temporarily suspends the requirements for in person commissioning and witnessing of certain critical documents. It sets out steps required when taking an oath or witnessing the signing by video conferencing or through glass or plexiglass. The […]

COVID-19 Articling Update: New Recruitment Guidelines & Changes to PREP Admission Requirements

On April 14, we announced changes to articling requirements. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, June 2020 recruitment of articling students for Winnipeg positions in 2021-22 was postponed. In consultation with firms that intended to participate in the June recruitment and with the Career Development Office at Robson Hall, New Recruitment Guidelines have been created for […]

Guidance for Legal Professionals Filing A Non-compliant Document in Court – Sample Undertaking

During this pandemic, the Court is prepared to accept unsworn versions of affidavits and declarations provided the lawyer gives an undertaking to perfect the document before the hearing. The Court notice says it requires “an undertaking by the lawyer that an original of the affidavit or declaration that complies with the formal requisites will be […]

Changes to Articling Requirements Due to COVID-19

In response to concerns from both students and the legal profession related to the economic and logistical challenges that are resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Law Society of Manitoba has made changes to the articling requirements to provide flexibility for both students and law firms as they navigate the articling period. These changes directly […]