Your Legal Research Toolkit: How the Manitoba Law Library Can Help
September 24, 2020

HeinOnline, Rangefindr, dèsLibris, vLex…could these research resources assist you in your practice? Do you know where you can easily access them? It’s time to find out.

Learn about the tools for your legal research toolkit which are available through the Manitoba Law Library and the Member Portal of The Law Society of Manitoba website. The library’s Director of Legal Resources will give a thorough review of many useful online and print resources. Legal research assistance is also offered by library staff.

Presenter: Karen Sawatzky, Director of Legal Resources, Manitoba Law Library

CPD hours: 1 | EPPM hours: 1 | Price: **Free**

The Municipal By-Law Enforcement Act
November 7, 2014

The new Municipal By-Law Enforcement Act introduced a completely new "non-court based" system for dealing with the enforcement of municipal by-law infractions. The new system will be in force as of the proclamation date, i.e. the old system of charging someone with an offence using the Provincial Court will no longer be necessary. 

Be informed on the substance of the new law and how you can prepare for it. You will be provided with the tools to use as you assist your municipal clients to set up new systems.

Heather Leonoff Q.C., Justice Manitoba
Greg Tramley, McCandless Tramley

CPD hours: 1.5 | EPPM hours: 0 | Price: $50.00 + GST = $52.50

Privacy Please: New Mandatory Breach Reporting Requirements under PIPEDA
March 20, 2019

On November 1, 2018, amendments to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) came into force which impose mandatory breach reporting, notification and record-keeping requirements on organizations subject to PIPEDA. This includes law firms.

This webinar presentation is designed to provide practitioners who do not specialize in privacy law with a primer on the new PIPEDA requirements as well as an update on other cutting edge privacy law topics.

An experienced presenter on privacy and data protection matters will provide answers to key questions regarding PIPEDA, and will also share privacy law basics.

Presenter: Andrew Buck, Pitblado LLP

CPD hours: 1 | EPPM hours: 0.5 | Price: $55.00 + GST = $57.75

Renouncing U.S. Citizenship - Why, How and What are the Consequences?
October 11, 2018

For U.S. citizens living in Canada, the decision whether to renounce their U.S. citizenship involves many complex considerations. An increasing number of U.S. citizens and dual citizens living abroad are grappling with this decision as they also contend with the complexity of the U.S. government’s worldwide taxation regime and recent U.S. tax reforms such as the “repatriation tax” and Global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI) rules.

This session will provide you with a thorough review of key considerations when advising clients contemplating whether to renounce their U.S. citizenship. You will learn to recognize the “red flags” for when to engage a specialist in U.S. cross-border tax considerations. You will also learn valuable information about the renunciation process itself and the consequences of renunciation, such as criminal inadmissibility cross border issues, etc.

Also reviews the criteria for who qualifies as a U.S. citizen. Many individuals born in Canada are not aware that they may be U.S. citizens based on the timing of a U.S. parent’s residence in the U.S.

Alexander Marino, Moodys Gartner Tax Law (Calgary)
Sofia Mirza, Fillmore Riley LLP

CPD hours: 2 | EPPM hours: 0 | Price: $60.00 + GST = $63.00

Strategic Legal Writing - Part 1
September 5, 2013

This presentation discusses techniques of writing legal facta and other documents in a persuasive way. Some of the suggestions will challenge your comfort zone!         

Presenter: Eugene Meehan, Q.C., Supreme Advocacy LLP

CPD hours: 1.5 | EPPM hours: 0 | Price: $50.00 + GST = $52.50

Strategic Legal Writing - Part 2
September 5, 2013

This presentation discusses techniques of writing legal facta and other documents in a persuasive way. This compliments Mr. Meehan's presentation (part 1) with some local flavour.

Justice Laurie Allen, Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench, Family Division
Garth Smorang, Q.C., Meyers Weinberg LLP

CPD hours: 1.5 | EPPM hours: 0 | Price: $50.00 + GST = $52.50

Top 10 Things Every Lawyer Should Know - Cannabis Law
March 4, 2020

Whether it’s a friendly enquiry from a neighbour about something “he’s always wanted to know” or a client who approaches you with an issue unrelated to her file, how many times have you been asked a question that falls outside your regular area of practice?

This webinar is focused on frequently asked questions that have arisen since the legalization of non-medical (recreational) cannabis on October 17, 2018, will provide you with the basic answers you need and point you toward relevant case law and legislation. Topics include:

  • How much cannabis am I allowed to have at home versus in public?
  • Can I use (smoke or vape) cannabis anywhere I want, e.g., what about public spaces?
  • What are the rules about transporting cannabis in a vehicle?
  • Is a challenge to Manitoba’s prohibition on growing recreational cannabis likely?
  • What offences exist if I don’t follow the rules about buying and using cannabis? Are the penalties fines or jail time?
  • What happens to my prior criminal record for cannabis now that it’s legal?

While this webinar is designed for practitioners who do not specialize in this area, it will serve as a good update for those who do.

Presenter: Katherine Dowle, Legal Aid Manitoba – Phoenix Community Law Office

CPD hours: 1 | EPPM hours: 0.25 | Price: $55.00 + GST = $57.75