From Jail or Prison
Every person detained by police or RCMP has the right to contact a lawyer. Legal Aid Manitoba (LAM) offers a 24 hour service, 7 days a week, for people who are in custody.
The Brydges case at the Supreme Court of Canada ensures this right. At LAM, articling students, under the supervision of a lawyer, handle rural calls. Private bar lawyers acting for LAM handle Winnipeg custody calls and weekend bail court duties.
LAM staff also assist inmates dealing with prison and parole issues at several correctional institutions.