TDS is proud to sponsor the Manitoba Bar Association Mid-Winter Conference. It is a two-day legal conference designed especially for Manitoba members.
TDS lawyers will be participating in the following sessions:
Civil Litigation Update
Leading practitioners will provide an update on recent developments in the areas of oppression remedies, rules of evidence for a trial lawyer and employment law. You are encouraged to attend both the AM or PM sessions, as the content will be different, but you can just attend one of the sessions
Jamie Kagan is one of the speakers.
Thursday, Jan 19 9:00-11:30
Psychological Injury in the Workplace
What is psychological injury, and how has this type of injury in the workplace been addressed in recent years by arbitrators, judges and legislators? This session will tackle those questions, and provide helpful advice on topics related to psychological injury in the workplace such as how to manage risks associated with psychological hazards; along with issues of accommodation, sick leave, long term disability, and employee termination.
Keith LaBossiere is one of the speakers
Friday, Jan 20 9:00-11:30
This session will provide a review of partnership law in Manitoba including: an examination of partnership agreements and how they differ from shareholder agreements, an overview of The Partnership Act of Manitoba including specifically its approach to limited partnerships, the benefits and consequences of organizing a business as a partnership rather than a corporation, and the tax implications of choosing a partnership structure.
Leilani Kagan is one of the speakers and Jeff Kowall is the moderator.
The Future of Legal Research in Manitoba
When the Law Society of Manitoba decided to freeze the Great Library’s acquisition budget this summer and discontinue the provision of Westlaw to rural lawyers, many practitioners wondered what impact those decisions might have on the future of legal research in Manitoba, especially in light of the recent staffing changes at the Great Library. This session will feature a lively panel discussion on that theme, with insights from a wide variety of perspectives. Xavier Beauchamp-Tremblay will share his vision for the future of CanLII, while Melanie Hodges Neufeld will describe the resources available to Saskatchewan’s lawyers through their Great Library. Dean Black Branch will discuss the future of the legal research education in Manitoba, with Donna Sikorsky providing her perspective from the EK Williams Law Library. Don Douglas will explain how lawyers in his firm will conduct legal research in their new office space and Karen Sawatzky will highlight free online resources available to Manitoba lawyers to supplement more traditional legal research tools.
Don Douglas is one of the speakers.