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Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Shasta Benaim joins Legal Help Centre board

As of November 23, 2021, Shasta Benaim has joined the board of the Legal Help Centre.  Shasta has been a committed volunteer to LHC since she started her practice, and we are sure she will add value to the Board's mission and goals. LHC, whose logo is "Making the law work for everyone" recently celebrated it's 10th year anniversary of community service.  Shasta, and the other members of Bennet Waugh Corne, are proud to be part of LHC's past, and its future.  

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.   

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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.

 

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Pro Bono work


Shasta Benaim accepted the volunteer position of Supervising Family Lawyer with Pro Bono Students, Canada.  She also recently began the volunteer position of Social Media Coordinator, for BNI Premier Chapter of Manitoba.  

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Welcome to the Firm

BWC is pleased to announce that Renee D. Nichols will be joining the firm in February 2017. Renee has been practising law for over 20 years, primarily in the areas of family law and child protection.  Renee has also developed her skills as a mediator, addressing family law disputes.  

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Advocacy Mock Trial

Alison Bennet volunteered as a judge in the mock trials conducted by advocacy students from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Law on March 24, 2016.  The mock trial related to charges under the Highway Traffic Act, relating to use of a cellular phone while driving.  The issue was identity of the accused, and whether the correct individual had been charged.  2nd year advocacy students acted as Crown and defence lawyers, while first year students played the parts of the accused,  the police officer, court clerk and videographer.  The students were eager, and well prepared.  The exercise took place at the Law Courts.

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Welcome to the Firm

Bennet Waugh Corne is pleased to announce that Shasta M. Benaim will be joining the firm in March 2016.  Shasta has a general practice, with particular interest in family law, collaborative law, and real estate.  

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Monday, April 08, 2013

Welcome to the Firm

Effective April 15, 2013, Kimberly Soul will be joining the firm as an associate.  Kimberly has practiced primarily in the area of family law since 2008.

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