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. 

Mental Health Resources

During #MentalHealthWeek, it’s important to connect especially during these challenging times.

  • Resources available to you

Our #COVIDー19  resource hub provides information on Blue Cross supports available to you such as Connect Now to stay safe and well during the pandemic.

Free online CPD programming on the topics of anxiety and mental health on CPDonline.

Lawyers Health & Wellness Program – a free and confidential service to practising lawyers, articling students and their families through Manitoba Blue Cross.  It offers help with stress, relationships, psychological disorders, financial crisis, family and parenting, emotional and behavioural concerns as well as addictions.

Services are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week, by calling the Manitoba Blue Cross Employee Assistance Centre at:

  • Winnipeg: 204-786-8880
  • Toll-Free: 1-800-590-5553
  • Hearing Impaired Line: 204-775-0586

For more information regarding the services provided, please see the Manitoba Blue Cross be resilient Employee Assistance Program brochure.

Peer Support – Looking to talk to someone who’s been there?
Lawyers Helping Lawyers, is a group of lawyers committed to helping other lawyers enjoy their life and law practice to the fullest. Members of the Manitoba Bar Association, are available to help on a confidential basis. For more information or assistance, please contact Colleen McDuff at 204-955-1315 or Maria Mitousis at 204-992-9900.

CPDonline is the resource you are looking for!