Bennet Waugh Corne Lawyers - Lawyer - Family Law - Real Estate Law - Law Firm - Winnipeg - Manitoba

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Volunteer Award Nomination

We are proud to share that Shasta Benaim was recently nominated by the Legal Help Centre for the Lieutenant Governor's Make a Difference Community Award and both the Mayor's and Premier's Volunteer Service Awards.  The Centre had this to say about Shasta:

"Shasta has been volunteering her time and energy to the Legal Help Centre of Winnipeg Inc. (the “Centre”) as a volunteer lawyer for 5 years.  Her assistance has helped countless individuals seeking legal support as well as assisted in the mentorship of numerous students in the faculties of law, social work, criminal justice and conflict resolution.

... 

As a non-profit organization that relies on donations to operate, the Centre has a very small staff, so it simply could not function without the generosity and expertise of volunteer lawyers like Shasta. The people we serve are socially and economically disadvantaged and do not qualify for services elsewhere, and therefore we are often their last resort for help. There is an abundance of people needing assistance and limited resources available to provide the help they need. While we have many valuable volunteers who help us respond to the demand, Shasta stands out because of her readiness to answer the call at every occasion. She is regularly available, often on short notice, and always with unbridled enthusiasm."

Posted by Alison Bennet at 12:00 AM 0 Comments

Monday, January 04, 2021

Shasta Benaim member of Management Committee for Collaborative Practice Manitoba

Shasta Benaim was recently named to the Management Committee for Collaborative Practice Manitoba.  Shasta has  supported the collaborative approach to resolving the issues faced by separating families, and welcomes this opportunity to further the development of this practice within Manitoba.

Posted by Alison Bennet at 12:00 AM 0 Comments

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Sarah Grafton joins Bennet Waugh Corne

We are happy to announce that Sarah Grafton has joined the firm as an associate lawyer.  Sarah has a keen interest in family law, including in the area of child protection.  She has been a long-time volunteer at the Legal Help Centre, and has also volunteered her time to the Child Protection Law Program, Refuge Women's Program, and Pro Bono Students of Canada.   

Posted by Alison Bennet at 12:00 AM 0 Comments

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Renée Nichols joins board of Adoption Options

Renée Nichols has joined the Board of Directors of Adoption Options as of April 22, 2020.  Adoption Options is a licensed, not-for-profit agency that facilitates domestic and international adoptions, and provides information, education and counselling to birthparents, adoptive families, adoptees, professionals and the public.  Adoption Options Manitoba Inc. was incorporated in September 1989 as a not-for-profit organization.  In March 1999 Adoption Options became Manitoba’s first licensed adoption agency upon proclamation of The Adoption Act.  Since 1989 Adoption Options helped to create more than 500 families.

Renée is excited to add to her experience in the area of adoptions and assist Adoption Options as a board member.

 

Posted by Alison Bennet at 12:00 AM 0 Comments

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Planning ahead - Health Care Directives and their use during the COVID-19 pandemic and in general

 

Planning ahead – Powers of Attorney, Wills and Health Care Directives and their use during the COVID-19 pandemic and in general

Please see our earlier articles to learn more about Powers of Attorney and Wills

Part 3 – Health Care Directive

What is the purpose of a Health Care Directive?

A health care directive is a document that states your healthcare and treatment directions to be used by your medical professionals. It also allows you to give another person the power to make medical decisions for you should you ever be unable to make them yourself.

 

How do I make a Health Care Directive during COVID-19?

A healthcare directive can be prepared by Bennet Waugh Corne on your behalf.  If you are proceeding through our office, we would be able to provide you with information and advice to ensure a clear and concise Health Care Directive. 

Prior to finalizing your care instructions, we recommend that you speak with your family doctor or health care professional to ensure that both you and your healthcare professional understand the meaning and effect of your direction. 

The Manitoba government has also prepared a form for your convenience, which is available on the Government of Manitoba website: https://www.gov.mb.ca/health/documents/hcd.pdf. There is also a helpful guide on Health Care Directives available at https://www.gov.mb.ca/health/livingwill.html.

 

 

Posted by Alison Bennet at 12:00 AM 0 Comments

Topics


Notice to Readers:

The articles on our website are for general information purposes only, and are not intended to be complete or exhaustive descriptions of the law. The articles and comments should not be relied on as legal advice or opinion. The articles are current only as at the date they are posted on the website, and the law is subject to change without notice. If you require legal advice or opinion on your own unique fact situation, we would be pleased to offer you our assistance and we invite you to contact us.