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June 5, 2017 - Most Often Asked Questions of a Supreme Court Justice

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Fort Garry Hotel, Provencher Room

June 5, 2017         12 Noon - 1:30 PM


Jointly presented by the Manitoba Bar Association and
the Law Society of Manitoba

Featuring the Honourable Justices Moldaver and Côté who will share the answers to the questions they are most frequently asked.

Attendees will then also have the opportunity to ask their own questions!

TOP 10 Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do we decide who gets leave to appeal and who doesn’t?

  2. How do we prepare for an appeal; do we confer beforehand?

  3. Importance of factum writing and some tips.

  4. Importance of oral argument and some tips.

  5. How do we arrive at our decisions — when, where, any protocol as to speaking order?  Do we re-conference?  If so, how frequently?

  6. How do we decide who writes in a particular case?  Majority and dissent.

  7. How did we find the transition to the Supreme Court of Canada?

  8. What is it like sitting with the same eight people all the time?

  9. What do we see as this Court’s role?  Do we sometimes stray beyond it?

  10. What is the hardest part of the job?

Special Reduced Pricing:
Lawyer - $45.00 (plus GST)
Student - $22.50 (plus GST) ~ 50%  Discount

Note: Registration fee includes lunch.

Final Registration Numbers are required by May 25.

Please be advised tables will not be available for purchase. If representatives from one firm/organization would like to sit together at the luncheon, we recommend arriving early. No tickets will be issued.

MB Members:

This program may be reported for up to 1 hour of eligible CPD activity.

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