An Ethics Primer for In-House Counsel
June 1, 2016

In-house counsel face unique ethical dilemmas that don’t come up in private practice. Join our diverse panel for a discussion of various scenarios that can arise and how to respond to them in accordance with the Code of Professional Conduct. Topics include:

  • Who is your client?
  • Conflicts
  • Privilege
  • Risk management and compliance
  • The public company as client
  • The unscrupulous client
  • Up the ladder reporting

Krista Boryskavich, City Solicitor/ Director of Legal Services, Legal Services Department, City of Winnipeg
Donald J. MacDonald, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer, IGM Financial Inc.
Darcia Senft, General Counsel and Director – Policy and Ethics, The Law Society of Manitoba

CPD hours: 1.5
EPPM hours: 1.5

Price: $50.00 + GST = $52.50

Client Identification and Verification Rules

This resource will give you guidance on the Client Identification and Verification Rules which came into effect on December 31, 2008.

CPD hours: 0
EPPM hours: 0

Price: FREE

Confidentiality & Privilege: An Estate Litigation Perspective
October 25, 2012

Have you ever received a telephone call that begins like this… “So and so has passed away (or is incapacitated in the case of a Power of Attorney), I notice you drafted the Will/ Power of Attorney and I need some information.” How do you deal with this request? What is the law with respect to what you can say or provide? In this informative and practical session experienced practitioners will discuss the following issues:

  • When are you obligated or permitted to share confidential/ privileged information with third parties?
  • Confidentiality & privilege issues relating to Powers of Attorney and/ or Wills
  • Best practices when information or documents are requested (or demanded) by a third party

Dana Nelko, Fillmore Riley LLP
Anita Southall, Fillmore Riley LLP

CPD hours: 1.5
EPPM hours: 1.5

Price: $75.00 + GST = $78.75

**This program has been accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada for 1.5 Professionalism Hours**

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About the Professional Liability Insurance Claim Process, But Were Afraid to Ask
October 17, 2012

It is inevitable. As a practicing lawyer, one day you will be faced with a situation where you might have an insurance claim to report. Take in this webinar and find out:

  • What insurance do I have, anyway?
  • What should I report, and when and how do I do it?
  • Can I opt out of coverage, and deal with the claim on my own?
  • Is there anything I should do before reporting?
  • What should I tell my client?
  • Who will know if I make a report?
  • What if the claim has no merit?
  • What happens after I report?

Tana Christianson, The Law Society of Manitoba
Kate Craton, The Law Society of Manitoba
Joan Holmstrom, The Law Society of Manitoba

CPD hours: 1
EPPM hours: 1

Price: $40.00 + GST = $42.00

Limited Scope Retainers: Tips and Traps
September 30, 2014

Limited scope retainers (aka "unbundling") are growing in popularity with clients as they look for ways to access legal services while reducing their costs. In a limited scope retainer the client retains the lawyer for only certain aspects of a legal matter. The client then maintains responsibility for the remainder of the matter. Does that sound appealing or a little scary? Either way you are correct!

These limited scope retainers are an opportunity to improve the public's access to justice and to increase your client base. However, there are risk management and ethical issues to consider.

This webinar will provide you with guidance on how to provide this limited service while still ensuring that you do so safely and ethically. The presenters will provide you with the information you need to determine if and how you can use limited scope retainers in your practice.

Presenters from The Law Society of Manitoba:
Kris Dangerfield, Senior General Counsel
Leah Kosokowsky, Director of Complaints Resolution
Tana Christianson, Director of Insurance

CPD hours: 1.25
EPPM hours: 1.25

Price: $40.00 + GST = $42.00

New Anti-Money Laundering Rules
December 9, 2019

On January 1, 2020, rule changes affecting client identification and verification and the receipt of cash will come into effect. 

What does this mean for you? 

All firms need to review and revise their processes to ensure compliance with the existing and new rules. These rules are critically important in the international fight against money laundering and terrorism financing and thus compliance will be enforced robustly.

Kristin Dangerfield, Chief Executive Officer, The Law Society of Manitoba
Leah Kosokowsky, Director of Regulation, The Law Society of Manitoba
Sean Shore, Canadian Compliance & Regulatory Law

CPD hours: 1
EPPM hours: 1

Price: FREE

NEW Language Rights Rule:
Representing Clients in Their Official Language of Choice Ethical Obligations, Practical Solutions and Certain "Je ne sais quoi"

November 24, 2016

Who should attend this program: Lawyers with a limited capacity in French dealing with clients who speak only French (or who have a limited capacity in English). Anglophone lawyers with French speaking clients who have a limited or some capacity in English. Anglophone lawyers with Anglophone clients dealing with opposing parties who speak only French.

Did you know that there is now a Language Rights Rule in the Code of Professional Conduct? This informative and practical program will include both a discussion of Manitoba lawyers’ new ethical and professional obligations under this Rule, and of practical solutions that can be utilized to ensure clients’ language rights.

Chair: The Honourable Richard J. Scott O.M., Q.C., Hill Sokalski Walsh Olson LLP

Associate Chief Justice Marriane Rivoalen, Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench, Family Division
Daniel Boivan, Gowling WLG
Alain Laurencelle, Taylor McCaffrey LLP
Denis Guénette, Justice Manitoba, Legal Services Branch
Andrea Doyle, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP

CPD hours: 1.5
EPPM hours: 1.5

Price: $50.00 + GST = $52.50

To Act or Not to Act: A Conflicts Primer and Review of the New Conflicts Rules
September 20, 2016

Did you know that there are new Conflicts of Interest Rules?

This informative session will include a review of the new Conflicts Rules in the Code of Professional Conduct, as well as a discussion of some of the fundamental principles related to conflicts of interest. And, you will work through scenarios that will help you answer the following questions:

  • When, if ever, should I accept a retainer that involves more than one client?
  • Do I know the risks involved if I do?
  • When a problem arises, do I really know what to do?

Moderator: Noelia Bernardo, Director of Complaints Resolution, The Law Society of Manitoba

Presenter: Darcia Senft, General Counsel, Director of Policy and Ethics, The Law Society of Manitoba

CPD hours: 1
EPPM hours: 1

Price: $40.00 + GST = $42.00