24 A member who practises law in a foreign jurisdiction must
(a) comply with the legislation, regulations, rules and code of professional conduct that apply to members of the legal profession of that jurisdiction; and
(b) on request by the authority that governs the legal profession in that jurisdiction, provide the authority with the names of all jurisdictions in which he or she is a member of the legal profession.
Rules re law firms
24.1 The benchers may make rules respecting law firms that
(a) permit and regulate different types of arrangements to provide legal services, including arrangements between lawyers and between lawyers and non-lawyers, and that establish conditions and requirements for the arrangements;
(b) require law firms to register with the society;
(c) require law firms to designate a practising lawyer of the firm who is to receive official communication from the society;
(d) specify what information the law firms must provide and keep current with the society;
24.2(1) This Act and the rules apply to members despite any relationship they may have with a law firm.
Obligations to clients not diminished
24.2(2) The fiduciary and ethical obligations of members, and their obligations respecting confidentiality and solicitor-client privilege, to persons receiving legal services are not diminished by the fact that the services are provided by a member through a law firm.
Authority to practise in limited liability partnership
25(1) A person who is authorized by this Part or Part 4 (law corporations) to practise law in Manitoba may carry on the practice as a partner of a limited liability partnership to which Part III of The Partnership Act applies.
Rules re limited liability partnerships
25(2) The benchers may make rules that are not contrary to The Partnership Act respecting limited liability partnerships.
Employment or engagement of former or suspended member
26 No person shall employ or engage a former member or a member who is suspended from practice to perform, in any capacity whatsoever, services that constitute the practice of law, unless the employment or engagement is approved by the benchers.
27 No person shall falsely represent himself or herself, or another person, as being
(a) a lawyer or student; or
(b) authorized to practise law in Manitoba.
28(1) A person who contravenes any of the following provisions is guilty of an offence:
(a) subsection 20(2) (unauthorized practice);
(b) section 26 (employment or engagement of former or suspended member);
(c) section 27 (false representation).
Offence by corporation
28(2) If a corporation commits an offence under this section, a director, officer or employee of the corporation who authorized, permitted or acquiesced in the commission of the offence is also guilty of an offence, whether or not the corporation has been prosecuted or convicted.
28(3) A person who is guilty of an offence under this section is liable, on summary conviction,
(a) for a first offence, to a fine of not more than $6,000.; and
(b) for a second or subsequent offence, to a fine of not more than $30,000.
Fine payable to minister
28(4) Every fine imposed under this section is payable to the Minister of Finance.
Prosecution by society or others
28(5) Anyone may prosecute an offence under this section, and the government may pay to the prosecutor, out of any fine recovered, an amount that the government considers an appropriate contribution toward the prosecution costs.
28(6) [Repealed] S.M. 2013, c. 47, Sch. A, s. 129.