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Legal/Justice Services

Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba 
Address:  544 Selkirk Avenue Winnipeg, MB R2W 2M9
Phone: 1-204-589-7335 
Toll Free: 1-800-582-5655
Fax: 1-204-589-7338 
Website: http://www.efsmanitoba.org
Email: Administration: admin@efsmanitoba.org
Services: Provides advocacy, access to resources and support to women who are in conflict with the law. Common issues that are struggled with include addiction, poverty, mental health issues, marginalization, racism, long-term effects of residential schools and other forms of discrimination. Targeting women who are at risk of becoming -or have been- involved with the criminal justice system. Programs and resources include: Bail Verification and Supervision Program - supervision and support for women charged with offences, Women for Change Program - anger management, STOPlifting Program - addresses and explores the reasons why women shoplift or commit fraud, Transition Housing - bridging the gap between homelessness and independent living, Reading Stories Project - connection institutionalized women with their children through reading, Clothing Depot - providing 'release packages' to women who have recently been released and 'court clothing', and The Women's Book for Prisoners Project - books are donated by members of the community.  
Eligibility: Women who are in conflict with the law receive the work and advocacy of the Elizabeth Fry Society.
Cost: N/A
How to Access:  Phone, visit their website or email for more information on their services or how to help.

 

John Howard Society
Address: 583 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1Z7
Phone:  1-204-775-1514
Fax: 1-204-775-1670
Website: http://www.johnhoward.mb.ca/wp/
Email: office@johnhoward.mb.ca
Services: Services provided are for incarcerated men, and their families, including programs, supports and resources based on principles of restorative justice at various stages of involvement with the justice system.
Eligibility: Men who are in conflict with the law receive the support and advocacy of the John Howard Society
Cost: N/A
How to Access: Phone, visit their website or email for more information on their services or how to help.
Hours: N/A

Legal Aid Manitoba 
Address: Employment Application Centre, 100-287 Broadway Winnipeg MB, R3C 0R9 
Administration Office: 4th Floor - 287 Broadway Winnipeg, MB R3C 0R9 
Phone: 1-204-985-8500 
Toll Free: 1-800-261-2960 
Fax: 1-204-944-8582
Website: http://www.legalaid.mb.ca/
Services: Provides legal help to those who are financially eligible. Has lawyers on duty at many criminal and youth courts and some child welfare courts across the province (Duty Counsel). A Duty Counsel is available in Portage la Prairie. Types of cases covered vary; criminal offences: "indictable" and "summary conviction"; family cases, other cases, and public interest cases. 
Eligibility: Legal Aid Manitoba provides legal help to people who are financially eligible on cases with merit. Legal Aid looks at the financial resources of the applicant including income, assets and debts and whether money will be available to pay legal fees at the end of the case. More information on who qualifies is available online. 
Cost: N/A 
How to Access: One can find help in court through the Duty Counsel lawyer. Every person detained by police or RCMP has the right to contact a lawyer. From a shelter or hospital, you can phone the Legal Aid Manitoba Office nearest you and they will arrange to take your application. Criminal matters from other provinces must be applied for and qualify for Legal Aid from the province where you are charged. 
Cost: N/A
Hours: N/A
Additional Information: A list of criminal lawyer’s phone numbers are available online. 

 

Community Justice Portage la Prairie / Probation Services
Address:  39 Royal Road North, Portage la Prairie, MB  R1N 1T9
Phone: 1-855-222-5024
Fax: 204-857-3586 
Website: https://www.gov.mb.ca/justice/manitoba_corrections/index.html
Services: Community Justice departments focus on ensuring the safety and wellbeing community members while holding individuals accused of committing a crime to change their behavior. Allows the criminal court system to focus more effectively on more serious, violent high-risk and repeat offenders.
Eligibility: N/A 
Cost: N/A
How to Access: Phone for more information.

Manitoba Provincial Building Regional Office - Justice
Address: 25 Tupper Street North, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 3K1 
Phone: 204-239-3378
Toll Free: 1-866-484-2846
Fax: 204-239-3136
Provincial Court: 204-239-3337

 

Victim Services
Address:  25 Tupper Street North, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 3K1
Phone:  204-239-3378
Fax: 204-239-3136
Services: Provides services to victims of the most serious crimes as per The Victims' Bill of Rights, including victims of domestic violence and child victims and witnesses.  There is a service of compensation for victims of crime, assistance with Victim Impact Statements, and a victim witness assistance program.  Victim Services help people access their rights, understand their responsibilities and connects them to other services or agencies. Services are free and are available in person, by phone, fax or internet. Information is also available about the court and criminal justice system, counselling referrals, information about what to expect if subpoenaed to court, court preparation, court support (when possible), safety and protection planning, information on the offender's sentence once convicted, and how to contact the correctional facility if a sentence is imposed, information on how to find out an offender's release date from a provincial jail, and information on how to register with the National Parole Board if the offender is sentenced federally.
How to Access: In person, phone or fax

 

Lawyer/Legal Services
 

Christianson TDS Law 
Address: Legal 308 Saskatchewan Avenue East, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 3C4 
Phone:  204-857-7851
Phone: 204-957-1930
Toll Free: 1-855-483-7529 (1-855-4-TDS-LAW)
Fax:  204-857-3335 
Website: http://www.tdslaw.com/
Services: Practice Areas: Aboriginal Law, Administrative, Advocacy: Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Business Immigration, Charities and Non-For-Profits, Construction, Corporate and Commercial Law, Environmental & Sustainable Development, Family, Financial Services, Government & Regulatory, Insolvency/Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Labour & Employment, Municipal, Natural Resources & Energy, Property & Development, Securities, Sports & Entertainment, Taxation, Technology law, Trusts/Estates/Fiduciary Obligations. 
Eligibility: Those seeking help in the areas practiced. 
Cost: N/A 
How to Access: Visit their location, TSD website or phone for more information on their services. 

Greenberg & Greenberg
Address:  231 Saskatchewan Avenue West, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 0L7  
Phone: 204-857-6878 
Fax: 204-857-3011 
Website: greenberglawfirm.ca
Email: recpetion@gglawfirm.ca 
Services: Provides legal services related to real estate law, business law and corporations, will and succession planning, family law, commercial litigation, etc.  
Eligibility: Those seeking help in the areas practiced. 
Cost: N/A 
How to Access: Visit their location, website or phone for more information on their services.
 
Miller Pressey Selinger Lawyer 
Address: 103 Saskatchewan Avenue East, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 3B7 
Phone: 204-857-3436 
Fax: N/A
Website: http://www.millerpresseyselingerlawyer.com/
Email: admin@mpslaud.ca 
Services: Provides legal services in Civil Litigation, Corporate & Commercial Law, Family Law, Real Estate Law, Estate. 
Eligibility: Those seeking help in the areas practiced. 
Cost: N/A 
How to Access: Visit their location, website, email or phone for more information on their services. 
Hours: N/A 
Additional Information: Legal Resources and FAQs are available on the Miller Pressey Selinger Lawyer website.

 

Stevenson and Desrochers Law Corporation
Address: PO Box 1468, 211-9 Saskatchewan Avenue West, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 3N9 
Phone:  204-239-8710 
Services: Provides services that include handling matters in areas of Family Law, Real Estate, Wills and Estates, Corporate and Commercial Law, Civil Litigation and Collaborative Law. 
Eligibility: Adults seeking help in those areas practiced - Family Law, Real Estate, Wills and Estates, Corporate and Commercial Law, Civil Litigation and Collaborative Law. 
Cost: N/A 
How to Access: Visit their location or website or call for more information.
 
 

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