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 circumstances. If you were unable to attend this free session, a recording of this program is now available through CPDonline.

Expired Fast Track Cards

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Law Society offered a two-month extension on the expiration date for Fast Track Photo ID Cards. As of Monday, June 1, a renewed 2020 Fast Track Photo ID Card is required to gain access to the lawyers’ entrance at the Law Courts Building. Expired cards will be confiscated by the Sheriff’s Officers and you will be denied entry.

Please contact Shari Lough at slough@lawsociety.mb.ca for further information on obtaining a new card.

Financial support

The Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan includes a variety of financial support programs. The Law Society of Ontario has compiled a list of those programs that may be available to the legal profession. This includes CERB, a taxable income replacement benefit, wage subsidies, and interest-free loans for small businesses to assist with operational costs. For further information, please visit our regularly updated COVID-19 FAQ page.

Blue Cross Resource for Returning to Work during COVID-19

As businesses slowly reopen their doors, it remains important to prioritize our health and well-being. Returning to the workplace amidst the pressures, anxieties and changes of the pandemic can be challenging. Manitoba Blue Cross has developed a helpful resource to assist with the transition providing answers to common questions and concerns for Returning to Work during COVID-19.