2019 Hot Topics in Real Estate
December 17, 2019

This popular annual program is back featuring the updates and presenters that will help you stay on top of your real estate practice. This year’s topics include:

  • Stigmatized properties and the seller’s duty to disclose
  • Title defects vs physical defects
  • Pointers when dealing with a commercial offer to purchase
  • Water accounts
  • …and much more!

Chair: Jeff Shypit, Robertson Shypit Soble Wood

Albina P. Moran, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP 
Robert Tyler, MLT Aikins LLP
Russell Davidson, Winnipeg Land Titles Office

CPD hours: 3
EPPM hours: 0.5

Price: $95.00 + GST = $99.75 50% Discount: $47.50 + GST = $49.88

An Overview of Bill C-92:
An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families

January 14, 2020

On January 1, 2020, An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families, came into force. This federal legislation sets out principles that apply on a national level to the provision of child and family services in relation to Indigenous children, and it will affect how courts and agencies deal with child protection cases involving Indigenous children.

This program will provide an overview of the new national standards established by the Act and will flag the key differences between the new Act and the current CFS legislation and system.

Moderator: Justice Kaye E. Dunlop, Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench, Family Division

Elizabeth Debicka, Acting Director Legislation and Strategic Policy, Department of Families
Harold (Sonny) Cochrane, Cochrane Saxberg Barristers & Solicitors
Luke Bernas, Cochrane Saxberg Barristers & Solicitors

CPD hours: 1.5
EPPM hours: 1.5

Price: $65.00 + GST = $68.25 50% Discount: $32.50 + GST = $34.13

Evidence ‘‘Rules” Every Family Law Lawyer Needs to Know
April 26, 2019

The Law Society welcomes back Professor Rollie Thompson to speak to evidentiary issues in the family law context, the top 10 "must know rules" for every family law lawyer, including opinion evidence, hearsay, business records, impeaching and supporting credibility, illegally-obtained recordings and emails, privilege for settlement negotiations, and judicial notice.

An engaging and interactive program using several short problems to illustrate and help you hone your evidence skills.

Presenter: D.A. Rollie Thompson, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University

CPD hours: 3
EPPM hours: 0.5

Price: $95.00 + GST = $99.75 50% Discount: $47.50 + GST = $49.88

Mental Health and Lawyers: An Unspoken Struggle
September 5, 2019

There are many reasons you keep hearing about the importance of wellness in the legal profession. The statistics are concerning and the impact of these issues on both the individual and the firm’s ability to be as successful as possible is without question. This session will provide you with guidance on what you can do to promote, support and accommodate well-being in your offices.

Presenter: The Honourable Judge Timothy Daley, Nova Scotia Provincial and Family Court

CPD hours: 1
EPPM hours:

Price: FREE

Please note that there are no materials to accompany this program.

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

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 50% Discount: $27.50 + GST = $28.88