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S.M. 2008, c. 27
Bill 26, 2nd Session, 39th Legislature
The Legal Profession Amendment Act
(Assented to June 12, 2008)
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
Subsection 49(1) is amended
(a) in clause (a), by adding "and general accounts" at the end;
(b) by replacing clause (c) with the following:
(c) require members to keep financial records, including records with respect to money and other property entrusted to or received by them for the benefit of clients or other persons in the course of practising law;
Section 71 is amended
(a) in item 1, by striking out "The society" and substituting "At the request of the society or the member, the chair of the discipline committee"; and
(b) in item 3,
(i) by adding "or by affirmation" after "under oath", and
Section 71 is amended by renumbering it as subsection 71(1) and adding the following as subsection 71(2):
Proceedings for civil contempt of court may be brought against a witness who
(a) fails to comply with a subpoena;
(b) refuses to be sworn or to affirm; or
Subsection 76(1) is amended
(a) in clause (a), by striking out "the member" wherever it occurs and substituting "a member";
(b) in subclause (a)(iv), by adding "or costs" at the end; and
Subsection 76(2) is replaced with the following:
Subsection 76(3) is amended by adding the following after clause (b):
(c) in the case of an appeal under subsection (2), within 30 days after the making of the decision or order being appealed.
This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.