Norman
Yusim

Counsel

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Biography

With over four decades of experience, Norm is one of Manitoba’s most prominent practitioners of family law. He guides clients through all aspects of family transition, including separation and divorce, custody matters, child and spousal support and family property accountings and division. Norm assists clients with investment portfolios, family businesses, trust structures and other complex holdings impacted by a change in family situation.

Norm is qualified to resolve settlements through a collaborative law process. He is also experienced in family law litigation in a courtroom setting and a variety of arbitration or alternative dispute resolution practices. Norm has been trained in mediation and has completed the National Family Law Arbitration Course. He can conduct both mediations and arbitrations. He was qualified to give expert opinion in relation to a family law matter by the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench (Civil Division). 

A significant contributor to the wellbeing of the legal profession, Norm is a member of the Manitoba Lawyer Assistance Program fostered by the Manitoba Bar Association, and he has been appointed by the Law Society of Manitoba to conduct practice reviews of other lawyers. Norm currently sits on the Law Society of Manitoba President’s Special Committee on Regulating Legal Entities and he is on the board of Family Arbitration and Mediation Institute Inc. (FAMLI), an association of lawyers and other professionals dedicated to helping individuals and families resolve their family law disputes outside the Court system through mediation and/or arbitration. He has instructed at the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba, and is a former board member of Legal Aid Manitoba, the Board of Jewish Education, Northwest Child and Family Services and the Children’s Foundation of Winnipeg.

Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in Canada, 2022 Lawyer of the Year (Winnipeg)
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, Family Law

Education

  • University of Manitoba, ​LLB, 1980
  • University of Manitoba, BA, 1977

Bar Admissions

  • Manitoba, 1981

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Collaborative Practice Manitoba
  • Member, Family Arbitration and Mediation Institute Inc. (FAMLI)
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association, Manitoba Branch

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