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REGULATION OF PROFESSION - Law societies and governing bodies - Authority to regulate practice - Practice of law

Wednesday, April 05, 2017 @ 11:28 AM  

Appeal from a judgment of the Manitoba Court of Appeal affirming the decision that dismissed Green’s application for declaratory relief challenging the provisions of the Rules of the Law Society of Manitoba (Rules) that made its continuing professional development (CPD) program mandatory. At issue was whether the Law Society of Manitoba (Law Society) could impose rules that coupled a mandatory CPD program with a possible suspension for failing to meet the program’s requirements. On May 30, 2014, over a year after Green had first failed to...