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: 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.
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
New Rights, New Obligations an Introduction to FHRMIRA
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.