Events

Sep
23
Thu
Faculty of Law Homecoming 2021 @ Zoom
Sep 23 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Faculty of Law Homecoming 2021 @ Zoom

Once again, the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law is hosting a virtual Homecoming celebration. This year, please join us on Thursday, September 23rd at 5:00 p.m. (CDT) online via Zoom for a very special program of:

UM Law Homecoming 2021: A Virtual Celebration featuring:

Professor Emeritus Cameron Harvey – 55 Years Teaching Law 

Exploring a Human Rights Research Legacy: A conversation with Professor Karen Busby

with Host, Alumnus and Professor, David Ireland.

To attend, please visit the University of Manitoba Homecoming 2021 Registration website, click “Law,” and fill out the form before September 20.

The Zoom link for the Faculty of Law Event will be sent to registered guests 48 hours in advance of the event. 

Alumni, students, faculty and staff (both current and former) are all welcome to attend.

Click to view the event program.

Sep
27
Mon
Manitoba 2L Summer Recruit Interviews
Sep 27 – Oct 5 all-day

The Manitoba 2L Summer recruit is for those incoming University of Manitoba second-year law students applying for summer jobs this fall. The summer job will take place between second and third year (Summer 2022).  The Faculty of Law has worked with the Law Society of Manitoba to set up dates that all Manitoba firms are following. The schedule is as follows, with Interviews taking place Sept. 27 – Oct. 5.

Job posting to be sent to both Faculty of Law and Law Society

Friday, August 20

Application deadline for Students

Friday, September 17 at noon

Interview call date

Week of September 20

Interviews

Monday Sept 27 to Tuesday October 5

Earliest Offer Date

Wednesday October 6 at 9:00 am CDT

Oct
4
Mon
Pitblado Scholars Reception (Virtual by invitation only)
Oct 4 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sandra and Jim Pitblado
Sandra and Jim Pitblado at Robson Hall in 2017.

Jim and Sandra Pitblado are dedicated supporters and mentors of law students who will – virtually this year – present their scholarships to our Dean’s Honour List on October 4th at a special online reception.

Invited Guests will be sent full information on how to attend from the UM Office of External Relations.

Oct
12
Tue
Mask-and-Learn lunch talks
Oct 12 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Mask-and-Learn lunch talks

Join Assistant Professor Brandon Trask in-person in the Moot Courtroom at Robson Hall for a new series of talks for Juris Doctor students on practice-oriented topics

Given the University of Manitoba’s COVID-19 policy, these talks will be held in person at Robson Hall (up to a maximum of 25 students, subject to the necessary protocol measures), in the moot courtroom.

  • Sept 14 (12 pm to 1:30 pm; topic: “Looking after your mental health as a lawyer”);
  • Oct 12 (12 pm to 1:30 pm; topic: “The essential building blocks of a criminal case”); and
  • Oct 26 (12 pm to 1:30 pm; topic: “The importance of strategic lawyering at all stages of a case”)?

These talks will be live-streamed except for the first one on Sept. 14.

Please register at this link for all three talks: https://forms.office.com/r/8WLqZB1nVC

Oct
16
Sat
Indigenous People and the Criminal Justice System seminar 2021 @ Virtual
Oct 16 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Indigenous People and the Criminal Justice System

Instructors:
Melissa Serbin
Senior Crown Attorney
Manitoba Prosecutions Service

Stacey Soldier
Associate Counsel
Cochrane Saxberg Barristers & Solicitors

*NEW* Class Times and Locations:
October 16, 23, 30 November 6
9:00am – 12:00pm
Virtual, Robson Hall, University of Manitoba
(Deadline to register is October 7th, 2021. Class size limited to 40 participants.)

Course Description:

There is a growing recognition in Canada, across all sectors and regions, of the need for a deeper understanding and more meaningful inclusion of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada. One of the centrepieces of this recognition was the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, released in 2015, which included 94 calls to action to effect reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. Call to Action 27 was directed at the legal community of Canada, calling on us (through the Federation of Law Societies of Canada) to:

Ensure that lawyers receive appropriate cultural competency training, which includes the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal-Crown relations. This will require skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism.

These goals have been acknowledged by the provincial law societies, the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, and the Canadian Bar Association. As stated by former Chief Justice of British Columbia Lance Finch, lawyers have a “duty to learn”.

The Indigenous People and Criminal Justice System seminar was created in the spirit of these ideas. The seminar is will assist students and lawyers in learning about Indigenous cultures and understanding the interplay between Indigenous legal orders and the Canadian legal system.

This intensive seminar will follow the general introduction to the complexities and principles of criminal law presented in courses on criminal law and evidence. It emphasizes the ways in which these complexities and principles intersect with Indigenous concepts of justice. The class will engage in a critical analysis of the relationship between Indigenous accused and the Courts through multiple stages of the justice system: arrest, bail, pre-trial procedures, and sentencing. Throughout the course the role of the Crown and defence counsel and the obligations created by these roles will be discussed. Participants will examine Gladue reports, culturally important ceremonies and the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system.

Participants will receive a letter upon completion of this seminar. It is well suited for students considering working in the field of criminal law and for lawyers interested in furthering legal education.

Continuing Professional Development for Lawyers

This seminar will qualify for the following Continuing Professional Development hours:

Law Society of Manitoba: 12 CPD hours; and 4 Ethics & Professional Responsibility hours

Law Society of Alberta: for Alberta lawyers, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development Plan as required by the Law Society of Alberta.

Cost:
Lawyers (called more than 5 years ago), $650 +5% GST
Lawyers (called less than 5 years ago), $300 +5% GST
Articling Students, $150 +5% GST
Law Students, $0

Click Here to Register for this program.

Please contact Ying Chen at ying.chen2@umanitoba.ca with any questions about registration.

Oct
19
Tue
ADR Mask-and-Learn lunch talk
Oct 19 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Join Professor Jennifer Schulz for a lunch-hour talk on Alternative Dispute Resolution. Save the date! More details to come.

Oct
23
Sat
Indigenous People and the Criminal Justice System seminar 2021 @ Virtual
Oct 23 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Indigenous People and the Criminal Justice System

Instructors:
Melissa Serbin
Senior Crown Attorney
Manitoba Prosecutions Service

Stacey Soldier
Associate Counsel
Cochrane Saxberg Barristers & Solicitors

*NEW* Class Times and Locations:
October 16, 23, 30 November 6
9:00am – 12:00pm
Virtual, Robson Hall, University of Manitoba
(Deadline to register is October 7th, 2021. Class size limited to 40 participants.)

Course Description:

There is a growing recognition in Canada, across all sectors and regions, of the need for a deeper understanding and more meaningful inclusion of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada. One of the centrepieces of this recognition was the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, released in 2015, which included 94 calls to action to effect reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. Call to Action 27 was directed at the legal community of Canada, calling on us (through the Federation of Law Societies of Canada) to:

Ensure that lawyers receive appropriate cultural competency training, which includes the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal-Crown relations. This will require skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism.

These goals have been acknowledged by the provincial law societies, the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, and the Canadian Bar Association. As stated by former Chief Justice of British Columbia Lance Finch, lawyers have a “duty to learn”.

The Indigenous People and Criminal Justice System seminar was created in the spirit of these ideas. The seminar is will assist students and lawyers in learning about Indigenous cultures and understanding the interplay between Indigenous legal orders and the Canadian legal system.

This intensive seminar will follow the general introduction to the complexities and principles of criminal law presented in courses on criminal law and evidence. It emphasizes the ways in which these complexities and principles intersect with Indigenous concepts of justice. The class will engage in a critical analysis of the relationship between Indigenous accused and the Courts through multiple stages of the justice system: arrest, bail, pre-trial procedures, and sentencing. Throughout the course the role of the Crown and defence counsel and the obligations created by these roles will be discussed. Participants will examine Gladue reports, culturally important ceremonies and the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system.

Participants will receive a letter upon completion of this seminar. It is well suited for students considering working in the field of criminal law and for lawyers interested in furthering legal education.

Continuing Professional Development for Lawyers

This seminar will qualify for the following Continuing Professional Development hours:

Law Society of Manitoba: 12 CPD hours; and 4 Ethics & Professional Responsibility hours

Law Society of Alberta: for Alberta lawyers, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development Plan as required by the Law Society of Alberta.

Cost:
Lawyers (called more than 5 years ago), $650 +5% GST
Lawyers (called less than 5 years ago), $300 +5% GST
Articling Students, $150 +5% GST
Law Students, $0

Click Here to Register for this program.

Please contact Ying Chen at ying.chen2@umanitoba.ca with any questions about registration.

Oct
26
Tue
Mask-and-Learn lunch talks
Oct 26 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Mask-and-Learn lunch talks

Join Assistant Professor Brandon Trask in-person in the Moot Courtroom at Robson Hall for a new series of talks for Juris Doctor students on practice-oriented topics

Given the University of Manitoba’s COVID-19 policy, these talks will be held in person at Robson Hall (up to a maximum of 25 students, subject to the necessary protocol measures), in the moot courtroom.

  • Sept 14 (12 pm to 1:30 pm; topic: “Looking after your mental health as a lawyer”);
  • Oct 12 (12 pm to 1:30 pm; topic: “The essential building blocks of a criminal case”); and
  • Oct 26 (12 pm to 1:30 pm; topic: “The importance of strategic lawyering at all stages of a case”)?

These talks will be live-streamed except for the first one on Sept. 14.

Please register at this link for all three talks: https://forms.office.com/r/8WLqZB1nVC

Oct
30
Sat
Indigenous People and the Criminal Justice System seminar 2021 @ Virtual
Oct 30 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Indigenous People and the Criminal Justice System

Instructors:
Melissa Serbin
Senior Crown Attorney
Manitoba Prosecutions Service

Stacey Soldier
Associate Counsel
Cochrane Saxberg Barristers & Solicitors

*NEW* Class Times and Locations:
October 16, 23, 30 November 6
9:00am – 12:00pm
Virtual, Robson Hall, University of Manitoba
(Deadline to register is October 7th, 2021. Class size limited to 40 participants.)

Course Description:

There is a growing recognition in Canada, across all sectors and regions, of the need for a deeper understanding and more meaningful inclusion of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada. One of the centrepieces of this recognition was the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, released in 2015, which included 94 calls to action to effect reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. Call to Action 27 was directed at the legal community of Canada, calling on us (through the Federation of Law Societies of Canada) to:

Ensure that lawyers receive appropriate cultural competency training, which includes the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal-Crown relations. This will require skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism.

These goals have been acknowledged by the provincial law societies, the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, and the Canadian Bar Association. As stated by former Chief Justice of British Columbia Lance Finch, lawyers have a “duty to learn”.

The Indigenous People and Criminal Justice System seminar was created in the spirit of these ideas. The seminar is will assist students and lawyers in learning about Indigenous cultures and understanding the interplay between Indigenous legal orders and the Canadian legal system.

This intensive seminar will follow the general introduction to the complexities and principles of criminal law presented in courses on criminal law and evidence. It emphasizes the ways in which these complexities and principles intersect with Indigenous concepts of justice. The class will engage in a critical analysis of the relationship between Indigenous accused and the Courts through multiple stages of the justice system: arrest, bail, pre-trial procedures, and sentencing. Throughout the course the role of the Crown and defence counsel and the obligations created by these roles will be discussed. Participants will examine Gladue reports, culturally important ceremonies and the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system.

Participants will receive a letter upon completion of this seminar. It is well suited for students considering working in the field of criminal law and for lawyers interested in furthering legal education.

Continuing Professional Development for Lawyers

This seminar will qualify for the following Continuing Professional Development hours:

Law Society of Manitoba: 12 CPD hours; and 4 Ethics & Professional Responsibility hours

Law Society of Alberta: for Alberta lawyers, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development Plan as required by the Law Society of Alberta.

Cost:
Lawyers (called more than 5 years ago), $650 +5% GST
Lawyers (called less than 5 years ago), $300 +5% GST
Articling Students, $150 +5% GST
Law Students, $0

Click Here to Register for this program.

Please contact Ying Chen at ying.chen2@umanitoba.ca with any questions about registration.

Nov
6
Sat
Indigenous People and the Criminal Justice System seminar 2021 @ Virtual
Nov 6 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Indigenous People and the Criminal Justice System

Instructors:
Melissa Serbin
Senior Crown Attorney
Manitoba Prosecutions Service

Stacey Soldier
Associate Counsel
Cochrane Saxberg Barristers & Solicitors

*NEW* Class Times and Locations:
October 16, 23, 30 November 6
9:00am – 12:00pm
Virtual, Robson Hall, University of Manitoba
(Deadline to register is October 7th, 2021. Class size limited to 40 participants.)

Course Description:

There is a growing recognition in Canada, across all sectors and regions, of the need for a deeper understanding and more meaningful inclusion of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada. One of the centrepieces of this recognition was the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, released in 2015, which included 94 calls to action to effect reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. Call to Action 27 was directed at the legal community of Canada, calling on us (through the Federation of Law Societies of Canada) to:

Ensure that lawyers receive appropriate cultural competency training, which includes the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal-Crown relations. This will require skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism.

These goals have been acknowledged by the provincial law societies, the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, and the Canadian Bar Association. As stated by former Chief Justice of British Columbia Lance Finch, lawyers have a “duty to learn”.

The Indigenous People and Criminal Justice System seminar was created in the spirit of these ideas. The seminar is will assist students and lawyers in learning about Indigenous cultures and understanding the interplay between Indigenous legal orders and the Canadian legal system.

This intensive seminar will follow the general introduction to the complexities and principles of criminal law presented in courses on criminal law and evidence. It emphasizes the ways in which these complexities and principles intersect with Indigenous concepts of justice. The class will engage in a critical analysis of the relationship between Indigenous accused and the Courts through multiple stages of the justice system: arrest, bail, pre-trial procedures, and sentencing. Throughout the course the role of the Crown and defence counsel and the obligations created by these roles will be discussed. Participants will examine Gladue reports, culturally important ceremonies and the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system.

Participants will receive a letter upon completion of this seminar. It is well suited for students considering working in the field of criminal law and for lawyers interested in furthering legal education.

Continuing Professional Development for Lawyers

This seminar will qualify for the following Continuing Professional Development hours:

Law Society of Manitoba: 12 CPD hours; and 4 Ethics & Professional Responsibility hours

Law Society of Alberta: for Alberta lawyers, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development Plan as required by the Law Society of Alberta.

Cost:
Lawyers (called more than 5 years ago), $650 +5% GST
Lawyers (called less than 5 years ago), $300 +5% GST
Articling Students, $150 +5% GST
Law Students, $0

Click Here to Register for this program.

Please contact Ying Chen at ying.chen2@umanitoba.ca with any questions about registration.