Kris J. Janovcik


Kris focuses his practice on child protection, civil litigation and commercial litigation. He has extensive experience in child protection litigation, having provided long-term representation for Child and Family Services. Kris has spoken and guest lectured on numerous occasions about child protection issues. He has presented at the Manitoba Annual Child Protection Conference, the Pitblado CBA Lecture Series, the Law Society of Manitoba Bar Admissions Program and the University of Manitoba Robson Hall.

Kris also has many community affiliations, including acting as a current Board member for Uniquely Manitoba Ltd. He has also volunteered his time to the Canadian Slovak League, the Slovak Canadian National Council, the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature, the Red Cross Society, and the University of Manitoba Faculty of Law.

direct: 204.944.3255
fax: 204.947.2593

Legal Assistant

Katlyn Sinclair
direct: 204.944.3271
fax: 204.947.2593

Bar Admission

Called to the Manitoba Bar, 1991

Community Activities

Board Member, Uniquely Manitoba LTD.(Non-profit), 2009-Present

Counsel, Honorary Slovak Republic Consulate, 2004,2014

Finance Committee, Canadian Slovak League, Manitoba Chapter, 2003, 2008

President, Slovak Canadian National Council, Manitoba Chapter, 1999-2015

Vice-President, Slovak Canadian National Council, Manitoba Chapter, 1997-1999

Councillor, Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature, 1996-1997

Programs Committee Chair, Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature, 1996-1997

Council Member and Legal Advisor, The Red Cross Society, Winnipeg Division, 1995, 1997

Member, University of Manitoba, Manitoba Law Students Association, 1988-1990

Student Senate Caucus, University of Manitoba, 1989-1990

Senate, University of Manitoba, 1989-1990

Academic Review Committee, University of Manitoba, 1989-1990

Programming Committee, Community Legal Education Association, 1989-1990

Director, Public Legal Education Activities, 1989

Member, Manitoba Law Students Association, 1988-1990

Member, Faculty of Law Appeals Committee, University of Calgary, 1986-1987

Practice Areas


Juris Doctor, Univeristy of Manitoba, 1990

Bachelor of Arts, completed two years towards Honour Degree (Economics), University of Windsor, 1986

Certified Management Accounts of Canada, completed Third Level of Program, 1984

Business Administration Diploma, Academic Letter of Honour, Red River Community College, 1980

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