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  • Niverville 204.388.9300 - Box 1120, 62 Main Street, Niverville, MB, R0A 1E0



SNJ is pleased to announce that Grant Driedger has been appointed as the Vice-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, including determining who gets admitted to practice law in Manitoba; setting out discipline for lawyers who have breached ethical rules; overseeing liability insurance; and generally protecting… Read More »


SNJ is pleased to announce Paul has joined the firm as an articling student-at-law. Paul grew up in and continues to live in Blumenort, Manitoba. In 2017, he graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in history and a minor in political studies. Paul will graduate with his Juris Doctor degree from the Robson Hall Faculty of… Read More »

Covid-19 and Lay-Offs: What Does It Mean for Employment Contracts?

In the midst of the Covid-19 crisis many businesses are scaling back or shutting down completely. In a matter of two weeks in late March, 2020, approximately 1 million Canadians have applied for employment insurance benefits. More will surely follow. Many employers and employees are wondering about their rights, obligations and options, especially in small businesses. An employment arrangement is, on a fundamental legal level,… Read More »


Smith Neufeld Jodoin LLP is still open Monday to Friday, 9:00-5:00 in Steinbach and Niverville.  We are committed to assisting our clients in meeting their legal and contractual obligations.  We respect government directives and note that effective April 1, 2020 legal services are specifically listed by our Province as critical or essential services, and we are continuing operation. Now more than ever, the traditional “hand… Read More »

Remembrance Day

“They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.” – excerpt from “For the Fallen” by Laurence Binyon Our offices will be closed on Monday, November 11th, for Remembrance Day.

Get to Know…Bryan Peters

BACKGROUND Bryan is a partner at Smith Neufeld Jodoin LLP, joining the firm as an associate lawyer in 1992. Bryan became a partner at the firm in January of 2000. EDUCATION Bryan graduated from the University of Manitoba with his Bachelor of Laws in 1989.  He received his Call to the Manitoba Bar in 1990, and his Call to the Ontario Bar in 2018. AREAS… Read More »