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vLexJustis Webinar

Learn how to include vLexJustis and AI assistant Vincent in your legal research. This session will concentrate on U.S. and U.K. sources. vLexJustis includes Canadian, U.S and U.K. caselaw and secondary sources and is freely available by signing in to the Members Portal.
Original program: Webcast presented by the Manitoba Law Library on September 3, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00a.m

CPD Hours: 1

Topic: Start to Finish: Process and Tips for Hearings before Professional Disciplinary Boards

Originally presented by the Manitoba Bar Association on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.

Join the Administrative Law Section for a panel discussion with Nicole Watson of MLT Aikins LLP and Rocky Kravetsky, general counsel for the Law Society of Manitoba regarding hearings before professional disciplinary boards, including process, representations to the board, and advising disciplinary boards.

Nicole Watson, MLT Aikins LLP  
Rocky Kravetsky, The Law Society of Manitoba

Topic: Who is my client? Balancing Ethical Obligations, Family Dynamics and Business Considerations in Wills, POAs and HCDs in Elder Law

Originally presented by the Manitoba Bar Association on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.

We are in the midst of the largest inter-generational transfers of wealth in history, with Canadian Baby Boomers set to inherit three-quarters of a billion dollars from the generations above them.  It is expected that Gen-X and Millennials will in the future receive one billion dollars from the Boomers.  Much of this wealth is in the form of residential real estate.

As we go through this generational shift it is not uncommon to receive a phone call like the following: an adult child of a senior calls your law firm to make an appointment for their parent so that their parent can sign some sort of document giving the caller (and not their sibling) the ability to deal with their parent’s financial and personal affairs.  A key response to these calls is to ask ourselves: who is my client?

Heather Dixon
Nichole Hiebert, Gilmour & Braul Law Office
Darcia Senft, The Law Society of Manitoba
Gerrit Theule, Wolseley Law LLP

Topic: Technological Competence – What is it and What does it Mean for Lawyers in Manitoba

Originally presented by the Manitoba Bar Association on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

All Manitoba lawyers have an ethical duty to be “competent”. Following amendments to the Law Society Manitoba Code of Professional Conduct, this duty includes an expectation of technological competence.

What does this mean for you and your practice? Many of your obligations are extensions of existing duties, like protecting confidentiality and preserving client property. Technological competence takes these duties and applies them to new scenarios, like cloud computing, instant messaging and electronic documents. You don’t need to be a tech guru, but you do need to turn your mind to your professional obligations and how they apply to the everyday technology that forms part of your practice.

Darcia Senft, Director of Policy and Ethics, Law Society of Manitoba
Andrew Buck, Partner, Pitblado LLP

Topic: Land titles response to the COVID-19 pandemic: What changes do you need to make to your real estate practice?

Original Video Conference: Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 10:00 a.m.

Key representatives from Teranet Manitoba (land titles), the Law Society of Manitoba and the Office of the Registrar-General address critical issues you may be facing in light of the current pandemic.

Panel Members:
Russell Davidson, Senior District Registrar, Teranet Manitoba
Tyler Watt, Brandon District Registrar, Teranet Manitoba
Lavonne Ross, Registrar-General of Manitoba
Kate Craton, Claims Counsel, Law Society of Manitoba

Topic: An introduction to the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act (FHRMIRA).

CPD Hours: Complete this Question Sheet to report your actual time spent working through the e-Course — up to a maximum of 1.5 hours.
Price: Free