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Inuit Legal Clinic Stakeholder Summit

 Authored by Tasha Ellis, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law articling student-at-law At this landmark summit, Inuit Elders, community members, and stakeholders from Nunavut and Manitoba were invited to gather on Treaty 1 territory at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law, to learn, share information, and discuss the need for an Inuit-specific Legal Clinic […]

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Legal Information for Incarcerated Manitobans (LIIM) Initiative

By: Kirsten Wurmann – Librarian, Legal Information for Incarcerated Manitobans Initiative “Prison libraries play a fundamental role in guaranteeing rights, not only providinginmates with access to information about their legal rights as incarcerated personsbut also by providing the tools necessary to exercise these rights.” The Legal Information for Incarcerated Manitobans Initiative is a project of the

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Expanding the Mandatory Pro Bono Discourse

By April Lount, University of Manitoba, Student at the Faculty of Law Pro bono stands as perhaps the single most revered practice within the legal sector, embodying a selfless dedication to justice and the public good. These principles not only align with the ideal model of advocacy, but also directly contribute to access to justice,

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News: Canadian Bar Association Report on the Impact of COVID-19

Written by Calvin Ediger Recently the Canadian Bar Association released a report on the impact of COVID-19 on the legal profession in Canada. In general, the report found that the effect of the pandemic was to accelerate the adoption of technology in the legal field, while not necessarily considering the risks and drawbacks that came

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News: Department of Justice Releases Qualitative Study on Serious Problems Faced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Other Sexual-Minotirty People in Western Canada

Written by Calvin Ediger Recently the Department of Justice released a study on serious legal problems faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and other sexual-minority people living in Western Canada. The study focused on the types of serious problems the participants faced in the last three years and the actions they had taken to address these

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News: Department of Justice Releases Report on Legal Clinics in Canada During the Covid-19 Pandemic

By Calvin Ediger Legal clinics provide an important avenue for access to justice initiatives across Canada. Recently the Department of Justice released a report studying the impacts of Covid-19 upon legal clinics across the country. The study focused mainly on clinics that provided services tied to federal jurisdiction, “criminal law, marriage and divorce, immigration and

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Report: Issues Regarding Bail Hearings in Northern Manitoba

Written by Calvin Ediger In 2019 the Manitoba Court of Queens Bench made its ruling in the case of R. v. Balfour and Young.[1] In it, the Court identified several issues occurring in the Thompson judicial area. For context, the Thompson area is not only the largest judicial area in Manitoba, it also handles a high

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