On Wednesday, November 4, 2020, the Manitoba Law Foundation announced the Law Society of Manitoba would be the recipient of a Special Granting Initiative, supporting the work of increasing access to justice.

This funding will enable the Law Society to hire a full-time Access to Justice Coordinator dedicated to promoting and supporting the work of Manitoba organizations seeking to improve access to justice in Manitoba. The Coordinator will facilitate collaboration and dialogue amongst stakeholders, including the Faculty of Law to develop and implement innovative access initiatives and lead access to justice data collection efforts in the Province. This work is essential to the Law Society’s mission to protect the public interest in the delivery of legal services and an important step forward in demonstrating leadership in the advancement and facilitation of increased access to justice for all Manitobans.

The Law Society of Manitoba is delighted to have this opportunity to establish the role of an Access to Justice Coordinator and be a leader in promoting access to justice for all Manitobans. We look forward to working with our colleagues at the Faculty of Law and with other stakeholders in the justice system to facilitate and encourage the delivery of affordable legal services to the public.

Lynda Troup, President of the Law Society of Manitoba

 

For Immediate Release: The Manitoba Law Foundation is pleased to announce today that three organisations will benefit from a total of just over $600,000 in Special Granting Initiative funding to support their efforts to enhance access, and remove systemic barriers, to justice in Manitoba.

  • First Nations Family Advocate Office of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (FNFAO-AMC) & The Public Interest Law Centre (PILC)

    Bringing Our Children Home through Advocacy and Research

    $328,334

  • The Law Society of Manitoba (LSM)

    Access to Justice Coordinator
    $261,510

  • West Broadway Community Organization (WBCO)

    West Broadway Tenancy Improvement Project
    $17,611

To read more, visit The Manitoba Law Foundation, Special Granting Initiative News.