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bookletThe Manitoba Law Reform Commission is an independent law reform agency created in 1970 by The Law Reform Commission Act. Its role is to improve, modernize and reform the law and administration of justice in Manitoba. Projects of law reform are initiated in response to suggestions from the public, the legal profession and Manitoba’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General. The Commission carries out research and consultation and makes formal recommendations for law reform to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General. The Commission’s work is funded by grants from the Government of Manitoba and the Manitoba Law Foundation.

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What’s New?

Job Opportunity: Part-time Junior Legal Counsel

The Manitoba Law Reform Commission is looking for a strong legal researcher for a part-time (20 hours/week) junior legal counsel position. The successful candidate will conduct legal research and writing on a variety of law reform projects. The majority of this work will be devoted to the Commission’s new Access to Justice project on electronic witnessing of affidavit evidence.

Interested? Please see the full job posting here

Please send your resume and a sample of written work before Friday, April 5th, 2019 at 5:00 pm by email to: mail@manitobalawreform.ca


Following an extensive review, on November 19, 2018 the Manitoba Law Reform Commission releases a Final Report entitled The Builders’ Liens Act of Manitoba: A Modernized Approach.

Report Summary: The Builders’ Liens Act of Manitoba: A Modernized Approach – Key Messages

Full Report: Report #136: The Builders’ Liens Act of Manitoba: A Modernized Approach


The Commission has released its Annual Report 2017-2018. Click here to view the report.


The Manitoba Law Reform Commission does not provide legal advice, interpret the law or conduct research for individuals or organizations. The Commission does not have the authority to intervene or review individual cases, or the actions of government or regulatory agencies.