MANITOBA LAW REFORM COMMISSION
CIVIL LITICATION SECTION
CONSTITUIONAL/HUMAN RIGHTS LAW SECTION
LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT LAW SECTION
PUBLIC SECTOR LAWYERS’ SECTION
WOMEN LAWYERS FORUM SECTION
NOTICE OF JOINT ZOOM MEETING
DATE: Monday, January 23, 2023
TIME: 12:00 Noon – 1:30pm
LOCATION: Zoom Video Conference
TITLE: Manitoba Law Reform Commission Non-Disclosure Agreements Consultation
-Grant Driedger, President of the Commission and partner at Smith Neufeld Jodoin LLP;
-Dr. Laura Reimer, Commissioner and Academic Program Development Specialist, University of Manitoba Faculty of Law;
-Stefanie Goldberg, legal counsel, Manitoba Law Reform Commission; and
-Megan Filyk, student extern for Commission, University of Manitoba Faculty of Law.
In December 2022, the Manitoba Law Reform Commission (the “Commission”) will be releasing a consultation paper and commencing a consultation phase of its review of the use and potential regulation of non-disclosure agreements (“NDAs”) in the settlement of harassment and discrimination claims in Manitoba. The paper will consider whether Manitoba should implement legislation governing the use of NDAs in the settlement of allegations of harassment or discrimination, and if so, what this legislation should look like. Upon publication, the full paper can be found at www.manitobalawreform.ca
The consultation paper will invite the public, the legal profession, and other stakeholders to provide their comments on a number of issues for discussion, which are intended to gather input that can ultimately be used by the Commission to craft recommendations that will be practical and meaningful to those affected by any contemplated legislation. Given that the issues discussed in this consultation paper may be relevant to private bar lawyers, public sector lawyers, and in-house counsel practicing in various area of the law, including civil litigation, labour and employment, constitutional and human rights law, etc., the Commission is particularly interested in hearing from these legal professionals on this topic and learning from their expertise.
Please join the Manitoba Law Reform Commission on January 23, 2023 for a virtual presentation detailing the Non-Disclosure Agreements consultation paper. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about the Commission’s project, and to ask questions and provide feedback to the Commission on the various issues for discussion during the presentation.
Please RSVP (PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED) to the Manitoba Bar Association online at www.cbapd.org. The link to join the Zoom meeting will be sent the morning of the meeting.
Attendance at this MBA Section meeting can be applied towards your Law Society of Manitoba’s Continuing Professional Development requirement for a maximum of 1.5 hours.