About The Manitoba Law Foundation

The Manitoba Law Foundation exists under The Legal Profession Act to fund programs that benefit Manitobans in the following areas: legal education, legal research, legal aid services, law reform, and the development and maintenance of law libraries. Our main source of revenue is the interest payable on funds held in Manitoba lawyers’ pooled trust accounts in financial institutions across the province.

What We Do

How We FundHow we Fund our Granting

Sources of Revenue

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Operational, project and small grants

Our Mandatory Granting

Legal Aid Manitoba and The Law Society of Manitoba

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Report on Law Foundation Granting (July 2018)

The Manitoba Law Foundation’s Board of Directors recently met to allocate and approve the Foundation’s statutory and discretionary grants for the 2018/2019 fiscal year. The Legal Profession Act provides in s.90(1) that the Foundation allocate specific portions of interest on lawyers’ trust accounts received in the previous fiscal year to The Legal Aid Society of … Continue reading Report on Law Foundation Granting (July 2018)

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Marking National Volunteer Week (April 2018)

As I write this, it is National Volunteer Week in Canada. According to Volunteer Canada’s website: National Volunteer Week (NVW) is a time to celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers…. Volunteering is often seen as a selfless act; a person gives their time, skills, experience, and passion to help others, without expecting anything in … Continue reading Marking National Volunteer Week (April 2018)

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Why it Matters Where You Hold Your Trust Account

Changes to The Law Society of Manitoba’s Rules on trust accounts resulted in a flurry of new trust account openings as lawyers and law firms practising in the area of real property transactions set up the restricted accounts required for the new eRegistration system at Teranet Manitoba (aka The Property Registry.) As the Letters of … Continue reading Why it Matters Where You Hold Your Trust Account

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Annual Report 2017-18

Our 2017-2018 Annual Report is now available for download. Click the image to read it in PDF form or download and print it.