Roland E. Rivalin Q.C.


Roland practiced law with the firm of Tupper & Adams from 1955 to 2006, and moved to BD Oakes Jardine Kaneski UnRuh LLP in 2007. Roland provides his clients with a general law practice including wills and estates, conveyancing, corporate law for small and medium sized businesses an dis attorney for service for several out-of-province and American corporations. As well, Roland provides general legal advice to a number of small and medium sized Manitoba corporations. Roland was appointed Queen’s Counsel in Manitoba in 1968.


LL.B. University of Manitoba 1959
Call to the Bar of Manitoba in 1960

Professional Involvement/Achievements

Chairman of the Board of Balmoral Hall School for Girls as well as its Advisory Board
Secretary of Ducks Unlimited Canada (1980 – 2000) – Director Emeritus
Board of Hospice and Palliative Care, Manitoba
Past Master of Prince Rupert Masonic Lodge
Past Bencher of the Law Society of Manitoba
Past Editor of Manitoba Bar’s Headnotes & Footnotes (1974 – 1986)
Past President of Manitoba Bar and Honorary Member of the Manitoba Bar
Executive of Canadian Bar Association (1975 – 1979)
Membership Chairman of Canadian Bar Association (1975 – 1979)
Past Associate Member of American Bar Association
Lecturer at University of Manitoba Law School and Law Society of Manitoba Bar Admissions

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With growing global concerns around COVID-19 (“coronavirus”), we want to address the steps we have taken to ensure the health, safety and well-being of those attending our offices. The well-being of our employees and guests is a top priority and we are following the lead of Canadian public health authorities at this important time. While the Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the current public health risk associated with coronavirus as low, we continue to monitor for developments very closely. Appropriate measures have been implemented to ensure our office is safe and we have protocols in place to ensure they stay that way including:

Introducing enhanced cleaning protocols, with particular focus on high traffic and high contact areas. Coronaviruses are easily eliminated by routine surface cleaning and the cleaning products we use are approved for this purpose;
Increasing communications and reminders with our visitors and employees on important health and safety measures.

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