AMR Filing Extended to May 1, 2020

The usual deadline for filing the Annual Member Report is April 1, 2020. Although most of you complete it on-line, we appreciate that many of you are occupied by more pressing issues in your practice as you respond to the COVID-19 crisis. In the circumstances, the Law Society is extending the deadline to submit your Annual Member Report to May 1, 2020.

Law Courts and other Notices

A number of Notices have been issued by the Manitoba Courts which address issues such as Court schedules, suspension of hearings, restrictions, accommodations in relation to the execution of documents, filing deadlines and other matters. You will find these as well as Notices from Legal Aid (Duty Counsel as Agents) and the Attorney General (Service on the AG) and all COVID – 19 related news on our website.

Frequently Asked Questions About COVID – 19

We have put together a list of questions and answers about a number of practice related issues. Please check our website here.

Ethical Concerns and Your Health

There may be times where concerns about maintaining your own health and safety seem to compete with your professional ethical obligations to provide your clients with the expected quality of service. If you need advice about your ethical obligations during these unprecedented times, please contact Darcia Senft by email at dsenft@lawsociety.mb.ca or by phone at (204) 926-2023. If your matter is urgent, please indicate that in your communications.

Free and Reduced Cost CPDonline

We recognize that these days of social distancing and restricted access to your offices, your clients and the Courts will have an impact on both your income and your well-being. Since you are likely going to be spending a lot of time online at home, we are making available to you free programming that we have available on the topics of anxiety and mental health. We will also make available to you all CPDonline programs at half-price from April 1 to June 30, 2020. Please check the Education Centre for further details