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The Law Society Amendment Act

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S.M. 1996, c. 63

THE LAW SOCIETY AMENDMENT ACT


 

(Assented to November 19, 1996)

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

C.C.S.M. c. L100 amended

1         The Law Society Act is amended by this Act.

2         Section 6 is amended

(a) by repealing clause (b) and substituting the following:

(b) the past president;

(b) by repealing clause (e);

(c) by adding "and" at the end of clause (f); and

(d) by repealing clause (g).

3         Subsection 7(1) is repealed and the following is substituted:

Elective benchers

7(1)      The elective benchers are

(a) 10 barristers who maintain a principal office in the City of Winnipeg Electoral District;

(b) two barristers who maintain a principal office in the Western Electoral District; and

(c) from each of the other electoral districts, one barrister who maintains a principal office in the electoral district.

4         Clauses 8(b) and (c) of the French version are amended by striking out "électifs" and substituting "élus".

5         Section 11 is repealed.

6         Section 13 is repealed.

7(1)      Subsection 14(1) is amended by striking out "section 11, 12 or 13" and substituting "section 12".

7(2)      Subsection 14(2) is repealed and the following is substituted:

Election of student bencher

14(2)     The election of a student bencher shall be conducted in accordance with rules made under clause 36(e).

8         Section 36 is amended by repealing clause (e) and substituting the following:

(e) make rules governing the election of elective benchers and student benchers;

9         Subsection 58(4) is repealed and the following is substituted:

Application for declaration that contract unfair

58(4)     A client who enters into a contingency contract may at any time, but not later than six months after the remuneration provided for in the contract is paid to or retained by the barrister, apply to the Court of Queen's Bench for a declaration that the contract is not fair and reasonable to the client.

10        Form B of Schedule A is amended

(a) by striking out "20 to be elected" and substituting "10 to be elected";

(b) by striking out "Central Electoral District (Insert no.) to be elected." and substituting "Central Electoral District - 1 to be elected.";

(c) by striking out "Western Electoral District - (Insert no.) to be elected." and substituting "Western Electoral District - 2 to be elected.";

(d) by striking out "Northern Electoral District - (Insert no.) to be elected." and substituting "Northern Electoral District - 1 to be elected.";

(e) by striking out "Dauphin Electoral District - (Insert no.) to be elected." and substituting "Dauphin Electoral District - 1 to be elected."; and

(f) by striking out "Eastern Electoral District (Insert no.) to be elected." and substituting "Eastern Electoral District - 1 to be elected."

Coming into force

11(1)     This Act, except sections 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10, comes into force on royal assent.

Coming into force: various sections

11(2)     Sections 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10 come into force on May 6, 1998.