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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: Court Directive to Civil Litigators: COVID-19 Teleconference Audio Recording

Original Teleconference: Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 1:00pm – 2:30pm


At the request of the Court of Queen’s Bench, the Civil Litigation Section of the MBA hosted a teleconference meeting on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm on the topic of the implementation of the recent Court Directive on the COVID-19 Court closures, what proceedings can and cannot take place, and by what means those proceedings can occur. Jamie Kagan (Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP) and Bernice Bowley (Fillmore Riley LLP) led this discussion at the request of Sharon Phillips.

Jamie Kagan, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP
Bernice Bowley, Fillmore Riley LLP

Topic: Practicing Law During A Pandemic: Practical And Professional Advice For Manitoba Lawyers

Original Video Conference: Friday, April 3, 2020, 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.

Social distancing and washing your hands are today’s priorities, but lawyers have additional concerns during the pandemic. Get the regulatory and practice management advice that you require, including:

  • How will you meet your clients’ need?
  • How will comply with the Law Society’s rules and other legal requirements?
  • How can you afford to keep your practice afloat?
  • What will you do if you or your staff become ill?
  • Where are the opportunities to build and expand your practice?
  • How can lawyers help each other to get through this?

Robert Dawson, Dawson Law Chambers
Leah Kosokowsky, Director of Regulation. Law Society of Manitoba
Kate Craton, Claims Counsel – Insurance, Law Society of Manitoba

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