Northern Bar Annual CPD

June 4 and June 11    |    Video Webinar Series

The 2021 Northern Bar Annual CPD offers three distinct presentations on topics relevant to practice in the North but which may also be of interest to practitioners in other regions. Registration is open to all Manitoba lawyers and their legal staff.

Please note that there is a separate registration form for each presentation. Register for all, or choose just the 1 or 2 presentations that most interest you.

This program will provide practical guidance to criminal law practitioners on handling a large caseload with complex files and the particular considerations when providing service in different communities. The challenges of communicating with clients during the pandemic, when opportunities for in-person interaction are reduced, will also be addressed.

The two main topic areas will be:

  • Advocating on a circuit
  • Adult sentences for youth offenders

When juggling the demands of work life and home life, typically the first thing that we sacrifice is our sleep. Yet this lack of sleep, or getting poor quality sleep, can make it all the harder to juggle those demands. There is a detrimental effect on your physical and mental health, and also on the level of service that you are able to provide your clients. Hear from health care professionals with specialized training in this area whose presentation will focus on the following topics:

  • Sleep 101: circadian rhythms, sleep cycles and sleep hygiene
  • Addiction (potential cycle of uppers and downers)
  • How sleep deprivation can present
  • Mental health impacts
  • Productivity: comparison of well rested vs. sleep deprived

This session is designed to provide in-depth, practical guidance to family law practitioners. Topics will include:

  • Relocation provisions and new custody/access terminology under the Divorce Act;
  • “Nuts and bolts” review of Queen’s Bench Rule 70 Forms and accompanying notices;
  • Master’s process – how to get in front of the Master and be as efficient as possible once you’re there
  • Navigating the Family Case Management Model