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March 9, 2018 - 2018 Annual Joint Family Law Program

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Fort Garry Place, 20 Fort Street, Winnipeg

2018 Annual Joint Family Law Program

The Tough Stuff: Family Trusts, Pensions, Professional & Family Corporations,The Hague Service Convention & High Conflict Cases

March 9, 2018 │ 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Registration for this program is now closed

Jointly presented by the Law Society of Manitoba, The Court of Queen’s Bench Family Division Judges and The Manitoba Bar Association, Family Law Section


By popular demand, the tough issues are this year’s program focus.
Attend and get answers.

  • Family Trusts can be used to thwart equalization or support claims or to impute income unfairly; what are the courts saying?   Lorne Wolfson, experienced counsel, will bring you up to speed.
  • Termination value, early retirement with penalty, maximum accrual, retirement at 65? What difference does it make? Greg Gillis, CFA and experienced pension actuary, will tell you exactly what to look for and what questions to ask.
  • Do you know what challenges are present with Shareholders’ loans, butterflying the corporation, “non-spouse” shareholders in family corporations, shell corporations, tax implications of sharing?  You will after hearing our Manitoba panel.
  • Divorce dismissed? Don’t be caught unprepared! The Hague Service Convention has strict rules about service on persons in other countries. Justice MacPhail and Tracy Morrow walk you through the requirements.  
  • What can we do about these High Conflict cases? Dr. Barbara Fidler, expert on High Conflict Parenting Interventions, will share her insights and discuss specific strategies using Manitoba case examples.

    For more detailed information please see the full Program Agenda

Featured Out-of-Town Presenters:
Dr. Barbara Jo Fidler, Ph.D., C. Psych., Acc.FM., Registered Psychologist, Toronto, Ontario
Lorne Wolfson, Torkin Manes LLP, Toronto, Ontario

Presenters from the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench:
Justice Joan MacPhail (Family Division)
Justice John Menzies (General Division)

Other Presenters Include:
Lawrence Pinsky, Taylor McCaffrey LLP
Douglas Finkbeiner, Q.C., Taylor McCaffrey LLP
Glen Gerrie, MLT Aikins LLP
Greg Gillis, B. Comm. H., CFA, FCIA, FSA, Lawton Partners
Patricia Lane, Taylor McCaffrey LLP
Tracy Morrow, Justice Manitoba - Legal Services Branch, Family Law
Connie Petersen, Petersen King Law Corporation

Registration Fee:

Lawyer or Judge - $370.00 (plus GST)
MBA Member - $300.00 (plus GST)
Student - $185.00 (plus GST)

Registration closes Wednesday, February 28th.

Note: Registration fee includes lunch and downloadable materials.
Materials will be made available exclusively online for download on Monday March 5, 2018.

Eligibility For CPD Hours: This program may be reported for up to 6 hours of eligible CPD activity, including 1.5 hours of EPPM.

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