Access to Justice in French News Archive
December 10, 2021 —
Manitoba’s francophone jurists’ association and Francofonds (the community foundation of Manitoba’s francophone community) have just established an Access to Justice in French Endowment Fund that will assist law students.
September 3, 2021 —
In June of 2019, the Department of Justice Canada provided the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law with $768,372 in funding over four years (2018/19 to 2021/22) through its Access to Justice in Both Official Languages Support Fund. The purpose was to develop a common law certificate in French, making a more formal program out of what has so far consisted of a collection of bilingual course offerings. So far, two years’ worth of law students have been able to take advantage of the funding, and have been working towards being able to represent French-speaking clients once they graduate as lawyers.
June 6, 2019 —
Access to Justice program to train Manitoba law students in both official languages
March 29, 2018 —
The Laskin Moot was held on March 16 and 17, 2018 in Toronto. Our ambassadors, consisting of bilingual students, Nicole Deniset, Zachary Rodgers, Natalie Copps and Amy Robertson, skillfully argued complex questions surrounding the constitutional rights of a federal inmate to be consulted on decisions relating to programing cuts or changes.
December 1, 2017 —
La télé de Radio-Canada, CBC’s French language counterpart, was invited to Robson Hall last month to take part in the Français juridique class (legal French terminology) to gather students’ impressions on the importance of bilingualism in the context of the Law Society of Manitoba’s 140th anniversary.
March 9, 2015 —
Free public panel discussion on the case of Caron-Boutet