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

Statement on Covid-19 Preparedness

With the continuing pandemic brought about by COVID-19, we have implemented safety measures to ensure the health safety and well0being of those attending our offices. The well0being of our employees and clients remains a top priority and we are following the lead of Canadian public health authorities at this important time. Appropriate measures have been implemented to ensure our office is safe and we have protocols in place to ensure they stay that way including:

  • Mandatory masks required for all individuals attending our premises, including delivery and service personnel;
  • Limited client attendances to our office to only those required to physically attend in person;
  • Accommodating meetings to occur via phone or video;
  • Introducing enhanced cleaning protocols, with particular focus on high traffic and high contact areas;
  • Maintaining records of attendances to our premises in the event contact tracing is necessary;

To protect yourself and others, we will not allow entry to our premises if you have:

  • Any of the following symptoms: difficulty breathing/shortness of breath, chest pain, confusion, drowsiness, loss of consciousness, fever/chills, cough, sore throat/hoarse voice, loss of taste or sense of smell;
  • Travelled out of Province within the last 14 days;
  • Had close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days;
  • Tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 30 days;
  • Any people with whom you live tested positive in the last 30 days.

We ask for your cooperation so that together we can take reasonable measures to prevent transmission of the virus. Know that we are doing our part by putting employment policies in place so that our staff are protected, and we are able to continue to function and operate on your behalf. Again, we continue to monitor this situation closely and will provide ongoing updates as needed. We also encourage you to stay up-to-date through Canada’s Public Health website.

Thank you.