Mel Myers 2020 Labour Conference Rescheduled

Due to health concerns arising from the recent spread of the COVID-19 virus, which continue to evolve on a daily basis, the lawyers at Myers LLP have decided today to reschedule the Labour Conference which was to be held next week on March 19 and 20 to November 9 and 10, 2020, at the Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre.

We apologize for this inconvenience but, in all the circumstances, we feel that it is prudent and in everyone’s best interests that we follow the expert advice we are all receiving to limit or eliminate group gatherings over the next short while, in an attempt to slow the spread of this virus in our province.

We will be in touch with you again as further information becomes available. Registrants who are unable to attend at the rescheduled Conference will be entitled to a full refund.  If you have any questions please contact Elena Gagliardi at elena@plannersplus.ca or by phone at 204-255-7006.

Myers LLP is pleased to announce that Garth Smorang, Q.C. has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America, at its 2020 Spring Meeting in Tucson, Arizona.

Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds, who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality.

Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. Currently, 12 Manitoba lawyers are Fellows of the College, one of whom is our own Hymie Weinstein, Q.C.

The College maintains and seeks to improve the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics, and the administration of justice through education and public statements on independence of the judiciary, trial by jury, respect for the rule of law, access to justice, and fair and just representation of all parties to legal proceedings. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.

Mel Myers 19th Annual Labour Conference

The 19th Annual Mel Myers Labour Conference will be held on March 19 & 20, 2020. This is an event not to be missed! In the past, the Mel Myers Labour Conference has attracted over 350 union leaders, activists, and labour lawyers. Registration for this event is now open. Please make sure you or your organization register for this highly anticipated conference.

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From: Department of Justice Canada

News release
October 9, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada

The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments under the new judicial application process announced on October 20, 2016. The new process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and will continue to ensure the appointment of jurists who meet the highest standards of excellence and integrity.

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The 17th Annual Mel Myers Labour Conference was held on March 15 & 16, 2018. The event was once again a great success! Over 350 union leaders, activists, and labour lawyers were in attendance. Topics covered included the duty to accommodate, unfair labour practices, addictions in the workplace, discipline fundamentals, assisting members with WCB claims, and workplace privacy, amongst many others.

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