Child & Youth Law

Manitoba children and youth receiving or requiring legal services, or who are subjects of legal proceedings, require legal professionals who understand their unique needs and circumstances. This requires understanding of the cultural, sociological, psychological and economic contexts that serve to shape who these children and youth are, and the challenges they face. The practice of law should have a positive impact on the welfare of Manitoba's children and youth. Members of this Section strive to improve the profession’s capacity to serve the needs of children by way of providing continuing professional development that explores practical and ethical issues such as advising and taking instructions from children with disabilities and mental health disorders; examining children’s access to justice; educating the bar about children’s rights impact assessments; and providing a dedicated voice for children and youth within the MBA on child and youth issues.

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Also visit the CBA Children’s Law Committee.