Mental Health Week – May 3-9, 2021

It’s Mental Health Week which is a great time to note the many resources that are available to support your efforts to enhance your own well-being.

Live Upcoming CPD Programs

There are new CPD programs now posted on a variety of well-being topics such as the importance of sleep, the value of balance and planning for transitions in your career and guidance on how to manage all the distractions and better manage your time.

CPDonline Recordings

We also have archived recordings available for free on the topics of anxiety and depression/mental health on CPDonline.

Lawyers Health & Wellness Program

Don’t forget that all practising lawyers, articling students and their family members can call the Lawyers Health & Wellness Program at 204-786-8880 or toll-free 1-800-590-5553 any time 24/7 for free confidential support for any kind of issue you are faced with. For more information about this program and other resources available for coping during COVID including Connect Now, visit the Lawyer Health & Wellness page.

Introducing New Practice Resources

We are excited to announce our newly relaunched Practice Resource Library. This comprehensive collection of resources is now conveniently available at the click of your mouse, free of charge. While designed to support all Manitoba lawyers in their practice, these resources have been developed with solo and small firm practitioners particularly in mind.

You will find substantive and procedural guidance, case law, precedents and forms with the ease of hyperlinked references in numerous topic areas grouped by 3 main categories:

  1. Practice Management
    These resources relate to running your practice and the business of a law firm. We know these can be challenging issues in solo and small firms. You will find helpful content on topics such as Planning for Absences and Contingencies, File Retention, Closing and Storage, Retainers, and Retirement-Winding up Your Practice. More content will be added regularly.
  2. Practice Area Fundamentals
    If you are new to a practice area or if you simply want a refresher on the current law and practice in Manitoba, the Practice Area Fundamentals are a great place to start. With the help of volunteer lawyers with relevant practice experience we’ve been able to update the old Bar Admission (aka CPLED) materials in many practice areas, including Criminal Law, Corporate and Commercial, and Real Estate.
  3. Professional Responsibilities
    As a lawyer you must remain aware and attuned to your professional responsibilities. As the legal landscape evolves so do our responsibilities. In this segment of the website you will find guidance on Trust Accounting, Anti-Money Laundering, Equity Issues , The Legal Profession and more!

Explore the Education Centre with new resources regularly added to assist you in your practice. 

CPDonline is the resource you are looking for!