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Not Everyone’s Lawyer?

Should law societies impose gender or age-based restrictions on a lawyer’s practice? Stated otherwise, is it appropriate to permit a lawyer to continue to practice on conditions that restrict their interaction with women (or men) or minors? For the reasons that follow, I believe that the answer to both of these questions is “no”. The issue of practice restrictions of this sort first caught my attention several years ago when a Connecticut lawyer received a lifetime ban on representing women. Thi...
Tags: Law, Star, Connecticut, Facetime, Legal Ethics, Ontario, Manitoba, Toronto Star, Law Society of Manitoba, College of Physicians, Legal Aid Manitoba, Manitoba Law, Manitoba Justice Justice Canada

Advocates Providing “Legal Services”

There’s change on the horizon for Manitoba’s legal community, and not everyone is on board with it. If you’ve ever read my posts here (and I haven’t written in quite a while, so you may not have), you will likely not be surprised to learn that I support the current efforts of Legal Aid Manitoba to seek permission from the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (“IRB”) to use trained advocates rather than lawyers to represent asylum-seekers where appropriate to do so. According to this CBC News ...
Tags: Law, EIA, Manitoba, Winnipeg, CBC News, IRB, Winnipeg Free Press, University of Manitoba, Justice Issues, Access to justice, Robson Hall, Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council, Legal Aid Manitoba, Asylum Seekers And Refugees, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada IRB, Welcome Place

Justice Starts Here

A new report focusing on issues of access to justice in Manitoba was released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (Manitoba). The report titled Justice Starts Here: A one-stop shop approach for achieving greater justice in Manitoba was authored by Allison Fenske and Beverly Froese, working with Legal Aid Manitoba’s Public Interest Law Centre. The report examines access to justice in Manitoba, looking at both the landscape of legal services and the needs of those with legal probl...
Tags: Law, Manitoba, Manitoba Bar Association, Northern Manitoba, Justice Issues, Access to justice, Access to legal services, Delivery Of Legal, Centre for Policy Alternatives Manitoba, Allison Fenske, Beverly Froese, Legal Aid Manitoba, Manitoba Law Foundation