Legal Help

Community Legal Education Association (CLEA)

CLEA has a website on which you can find legal information about a variety of topics.

https://www.communitylegal.mb.ca/

For answers to some frequently asked questions about domestic violence, you can click here:

https://www.communitylegal.mb.ca/faqs/family-violence/

For help with issues related to intimate partner violence, you can speak with a lawyer from 9:00 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, by calling 204-943-2240 or 1-866-458-0337 toll free throughout Manitoba.  You can submit a question by email to .

CLEA also has a phone line to call about sexual harassment in the workplace.  You can speak with a lawyer from 9:00 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, by calling 1-877- 226-4366 toll free throughout Manitoba or ask your question by email at .

If you want to find a lawyer to represent you, you can call 204-943-2305, or 1-800-262-8800 from outside Winnipeg, to see if your situation is appropriate for a referral to a lawyer who will provide a 30 minute free consultation.


A Woman’s Place

A Woman’s Place at NorWest Co-op Community Health offers a multidisciplinary approach to assisting survivors of domestic violence.  They provide counselling and support to women and children.  Services include safety planning, help with Protection Orders, legal consultations and legal representation in some cases.

A Woman’s Place


Legal Aid

The website for Legal Aid Manitoba contains information about how to apply and the kinds of cases that Legal Aid can help with.

https://www.legalaid.mb.ca/

Eligibility guidelines for Legal Aid coverage can be found here:

https://www.legalaid.mb.ca/financial-rules/do-i-qualify-financially/


The Legal Help Centre

The LHC offers free legal information, summary legal advice and referrals to other resources.  Services are available to eligible low income people who do not have lawyers and are facing legal problems:

https://legalhelpcentre.ca/

If you are not eligible for Legal Aid, you may qualify for assistance from The Legal Help Centre.  Their financial guidelines can be found here:

Am I Eligible?


Fort Garry Women’s Resource Centre

For women facing legal issues and who have not had a lawyer helping them, the FGWRC offers legal consultations by appointment once each month.   For information, you can call 204- 477-1123.

More information about the FGWRC can be found here:

https://fgwrc.ca/


The Law Society of Manitoba

If you know the name of the lawyer you want to hire, or of the firm where they work, you can find contact information here:

Lawyer Lookup


Additional Resources

An overview of Family Law and the legal system is available on the Government of Manitoba website:

https://www.gov.mb.ca/familylaw/legal-support.html

 

The Manitoba Victim Services site can be found here:

https://www.gov.mb.ca/justice/vs/

This page contains information about protections available, the court process, the Victim’s Bill of Rights and Compensation for Victims of Crime.

Victim Services can also help you if you need to end the rental agreement for your home because of domestic violence or stalking:

https://www.gov.mb.ca/justice/vs/dvs/tenancy/index.html

 

Information about legal remedies available can also be found on the City of Winnipeg site here:

https://legacy.winnipeg.ca/police/protection/domestic.stm#legal

This includes information about the role of the police, criminal charges and different kinds of protective orders as well as suggestions for safety planning.

 

To read about criminal offences related to intimate partner violence and about the laws in each province to address abuse, you can visit the Government of Canada website:

https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/cj-jp/fv-vf/laws-lois.html