2023 Joint Wills and Estates Program: Estate Administration Fundamentals

May 12, 2023    |    9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.   |   Law Society Classroom

In-person or Video Webinar


6 CPD Hours / 1 EPPM Hour


Jointly presented by The Law Society of Manitoba and
The Manitoba Bar Association, Wills, Estates and Trusts Section


This intensive one-day program covers estate administration from A-Z, starting with the questions you need to ask prior to taking on a file, to the distribution of the estate, and the key steps in between. Designed for lawyers new to this area of practice, topics will include:


  • Opening a file
  • Administration before and after grant of probate or administration
  • Probate registry do’s and don’ts
  • Uncontested surrogate practice matters
  • Minors and beneficiaries under a disability
  • Advising personal representatives
  • Duties of lawyers acting for personal representatives
  • How to get paid and avoid fee disputes
  • Limiting risk and avoiding claims


Presenters include:
Justice Herb Rempel, Court of King’s Bench
Noelia Bernardo, The Law Society of Manitoba
Solange Buissé, Taylor McCaffrey LLP
Johanna Caithness, Fillmore Riley LLP
Krista Clendenning, Tradition Law LLP
John Delaney, Tradition Law LLP
Maria Grande, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP
Nicole Hamilton, Pitblado Law
Amy Jackson, Registrar, Court of King’s Bench
Diana King, Taylor McCaffrey LLP
Melissa Malden, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP
Ken Mandzuik, Tradition Law LLP
Ian Scarth, MLT Aikins LLP
Jana Taylor, Public Guardian & Trustee of Manitoba
Gerrit Theule, Wolseley Law LLP
Andrew Torbiak, Tradition Law LLP
Justin Voris, Bruce Gregory Law Office
David Wiebe, Taylor McCaffrey LLP

Please scroll down to see all of the registration options to ensure you choose the one that fits best.


In-person registration is at full capacity. Attendance by webinar is still available.


Registration includes 30 day access to the video recording of the program.

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