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Both ‘opportunity’ and loss for lawyers in revamp of Manitoba family law, says legal mind

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 @ 11:24 AM | By Terry Davidson

A report calling for the use of mandatory couples mediation in fixing Manitoba’s combative family law system could mean “opportunity” for some lawyers but less work for those doing “high conflict” cases, says a legal mind behind the paper.

The much-anticipated report, titled “Modernizing Our Family Law System: A Report from Manitoba’s Family Law Reform Committee,” was released June 8 and aims to increase accessibility to Manitoba’s family law system by offering a “non-adversarial approach.”

The report, completed by the committee at the request of the...