2021 Annual Joint Family Law Program

The Times They are STILL a Changin’

March 19, 2021    |    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.   |    Video Webinar

Alternatively a PDF Registration Form is available if you have an issue with
or cannot access the online payment.

Jointly presented by The Law Society of Manitoba
The Court of Queen’s Bench Family Division Judges and
The Manitoba Bar Association, Family Law Section

 When we last gathered for this program in 2019, the practice of family law in Manitoba had undergone significant legislative and procedural change and there was still more change to come. Hence the program title, and theme, “The Times They are a Changin’ “. After a hiatus in 2020, the Joint Family Law Program is back and guess what … the times they are STILL a changin’.

This year’s program offers presentations that will assist you in navigating the ongoing changes and challenges of family law practice, not to mention the profound impact the COVID-19 pandemic has on all of us. You will receive practical advice and inspiration from an esteemed group of speakers.

Topics will include:

  • High conflict parenting disputes
  • Valuation of property and support obligations
  • Rule amendments and new court forms relating to the Divorce Act
  • Effective virtual advocacy
  • How to remain resilient and have a rewarding career

Out of Town Speakers include:

Professor Nicholas Bala, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University
Andrew Freedman, CA, CAIFA, CBV, ASA, Duff & Phelps, Toronto
Marie L. Gordon, AOE, QC, Edmonton
Lorne H. Wolfson, Torkin Manes LLP, Toronto

Local Speakers include:

The Honourable Madam Justice Freda M. Steel, Manitoba Court of Appeal
The Honourable Mr. Justice Frank Aquila, Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench (Family Division)
Janet Sigurdson, Manitoba Justice, Legal Services Branch, Family Law Section
Tracy Morrow, Manitoba Justice, Legal Services Branch, Family Law Section
Kris J. Janovcik, Tapper Cuddy LLP

Eligibility For CPD Hours:
This program may be reported for up to 6 hours of eligible CPD activity, and 1 hour of EPPM.

Video Webinar Registration Fees:
(includes any materials and 30 day access to the video recording of the program)

Judge/Lawyer: $295.00 (plus GST) per person
MBA Member: $260.00 (plus GST) per person
Student: $150.00 (plus GST) per person