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SNJ Welcomes Alexandra Philippot

We are pleased to have Alexandra Philippot join SNJ as an Articling Student at Law. Alex obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) with a major in Psychology and a minor in French from the University of Manitoba, graduating with Distinction in 2018. Alex received a scholarship for being in the top 10% of students at the Faculty of Arts. She completed her Juris Doctor in… Read More »

Congratulations PAUL F. REIMER

Paul received his Call to the Manitoba Bar on June 24, 2021 after graduating with his Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba. While in university, Paul received awards for top achievement in British History and History of Eastern Christianity. He also received awards for the highest mark in the Trust Law, Agency and Partnership Law, and Legal Profession and Professional… Read More »


SNJ is pleased to announce that Grant Driedger has officially become the president of The Law Society of Manitoba. The Law Society is the governing body of lawyers in Manitoba and regulates the legal profession within the province; includingdetermining who gets admitted to practice law in Manitoba, setting out discipline for lawyers who have breached ethical rules, overseeing liability insurance, and generally protecting the public… Read More »

Value of Creating a Will v Intestacy

If you die without a will, you are said to have died intestate and your estate will be distributed according to The Intestate Succession Act. Under this Act, your assets are distributed to your family in accordance with a specific and inflexible scheme of distribution. Distribution of Estate Notably, if you don’t have children or your children are with your current spouse/common-law partner, your assets… Read More »

Changes to Educational Property Tax: The Education Property Tax Rebate

In this year’s Provincial Budget 2021, the Manitoba government began its strategy to eliminate educational property taxes for Manitobans. Specifically, the government implemented two main changes: a reduction in the Education Property Tax Credit and Advance (from a maximum of $700 to a maximum of $525 annually), and the implementation of the Education Property Tax Rebate (EPTR). Despite the implementation of the EPTR, property owners… Read More »

Rights to Viewing a Will

A testator (the person who creates the Will) has the right to show their Will to anyone they wish while they are alive but they have no obligation to do so. They may, however, want to provide a copy of the Will to the executor(s) of the Will or provide information to the executor(s) as to where the original Will is located. This aids the… Read More »