December 5, 2013
BENCHER VACANCY - The Law Society is now accepting applications for the position of Bencher. The appointment of Patrick Reis, Q.C. to the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan leaves a Bencher vacancy in the Regina Electoral District. Pursuant to Section 20 of The Legal Profession Act, the Benchers are entitled to appoint a replacement. Please submit your resume and covering letter to Thomas Schonhoffer, Q.C. before January 2, 2014 via his assistant’s address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Law Society of Saskatchewan Discipline Hearing Committee issued a notice of hearing in the discipline matter of Darryl Douglas Lucke.
December 4, 2013
In October, the Law Society offered our members a two-week free trial of rangefindr and we received overwhelmingly positive feedback. As a result, we have added rangefindr to the Member’s Section. Rangefindr is a tool to help lawyers find criminal sentencing ranges. By clicking a few tags that describe the kinds of cases you’re looking for (like “Assault”, “First Offender”, and “Emphasizes rehabilitation”), rangefindr tells you what kind of sentences were imposed. One more click and you can review the judgments themselves. To access randgefindr, please visit the Member’s Section and click on the randgefindr link. No further password is required.
December 3, 2013
The Honourable Patrick Anthony Reis has been appointed a judge of the Provincial Court in Yorkton.
The Law Society of Saskatchewan Discipline Hearing Committee issued a notice of hearing in the discipline matter of James Niel Halford.
December 2, 2013
Nominations are open for the 2013 Pro Bono Service Award to be presented at the 2014 Lawyers’ Charity Gala on January 31, 2014. Deadline for nominations is January 17, 2014. For more information and a nomination form, please visit the PBLS website.
The Honourable Mr. Justice Darin Chow will be sworn-in as Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench at the Queen's Bench Court House in Regina on December 6 at 3:30 pm. Members of the Law Society are invited to attend.
The Honourable Mr. Justice Lyle Zuk will be sworn-in as Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench at the Queen's Bench Court House in Prince Albert on December 20 at 3:30 pm. Members of the Law Society are invited to attend.
November 29, 2013
The Honourable Madam Justice Jacelyn Ryan-Froslie will swear her Oath of Office as a Justice of the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan today (Nov. 29th) at 3:30 p.m. in courtroom #1, 520 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon. Members of the Saskatoon Bar are invited to attend.
November 27, 2013
The Queen’s Bench Tariff Committee has been tasked with re-examining the Tariff and is seeking comments from the bar as outlined in the Request for Feedback: Tariff of Costs. Submissions are requested by December 31, 2013 and should be provided to Jennifer Fabian, Registar/Executive Legal Officer, Court of Queen’s Bench in Regina, or by email to email@example.com.
November 21, 2013
The Law Society of Saskatchewan Discipline Committee issued a notice of sentencing in the discipline matter of Joel Arvid Hesje, Q.C.
November 13, 2013
The Provincial Court in Saskatoon is introducing a Mental Health docket as part of a strategy aimed at improving support and supervision for adult offenders with mental disorders and cognitive impairments in the criminal justice system. The docket will be held every first and third Monday at 9:30 a.m., beginning November 18, 2013.
November 12, 2013
Saskatchewan Law Review will be available electronically for Law Society members through the Members' Section of the Law Society website beginning with issue 77(1). Member who would like to continue to receive the Review in print please contact the Review on or before December 11, 2013 with your mailing address.
November 8, 2013
The Law Society of Saskatchewan Discipline Hearing Committee issued a notice of hearing in the discipline matter of Randy Kim Katzman.
November 4, 2013
Pre-orders for the Queen’s Bench Rules Annotated 4th Edition will be shipped this week to all orders outside Regina. For Regina pre-orders, pick-up will be available after Wednesday, November 6th at the Law Society Library, Court of Queen’s Bench.
The Queen's Bench Rules Annotated 4th Edition is $300 + GST ($315 total). All new and existing subscribers, please complete the Order Form and return to the Law Society Library via fax at 306-569-0155 or mail to:
Law Society of Saskatchewan Library
PO Box 5032
Regina, SK S4P 3M3
October 31, 2013
The Court of Queen's Bench has issued a new practice directive on expediting pre-trial conferences.
In 2014, the Saskatchewan Provincial Court will have three vacancies - Saskatoon, Estevan and Meadow Lake. The Saskatchewan Provincial Court Judicial Council invites applications from qualified lawyers to fill these vacancies. Application deadline is January 1, 2014. For more information on applying, and to see a copy of the Call for Applications, see the Saskatchewan Law Courts website.
October 30, 2013
The Law Society of Saskatchewan Discipline Hearing Committee released a decision in the discipline matter of John Ronald Cherkewich.
With the creation of the Office of Public Registry Administration in the Ministry of Justice on May 30, 2013, ISC will no longer be accepting service of a court documents or compensation claims on behalf of the Registrar of Titles, Director of Corporations, Registrar of Co-operatives, Registrar of Personal Property Security or the Controller of Surveys. All court documents and compensation claims required to be served on the Registrar of Titles, Director of Corporations, Registrar of Co-operatives, Registrar of Personal Property Security or the Controller of Surveys must be sent to:
1110 – 1874 Scarth Street
REGINA SK S4P 4B3
Fax: (306) 787-5830
October 29, 2013
A Conduct Investigation Committee of the Law Society of Saskatchewan has rendered a decision in relation to the application of Michelle LeClair-Harding to resign instead of continued proceedings pursuant to Rule 400.1.
October 28, 2013
The Federation of Law Societies of Canada has issued a news release to announce a new National Mobility Agreement that allows Canadian lawyers easier mobility across all provincial jurisdictions, regardless of whether they are trained in the Canadian common law or civil law tradition. Please note that implementation of the new agreement could take up to a year, as each provincial Law Society formally adopts the terms and conditions in their by-laws or regulations.
The Law Society of Saskatchewan Discipline Hearing Committee released a Hearing Report in the discipline matter of Bradley David Tilling.
October 21, 2013
Effective immediately, Information Services Corporation (ISC) and Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will expand the CRA Business Number registration service to include almost all entity types* included or registered in the Corporate Registry. New businesses will automatically be assigned a CRA Business Number as part of their registration with Business Registrations Saskatchewan or Corporate Registry.
Since April 2012, ISC has provided automatic CRA Business Number registration service to incorporations. The October 21 change will align the Business Number registration process for most entity types, saving time and effort. The new business types added to the Business Number registration service registered before October 21 will still need to request their Business Number by contacting CRA directly at 1-800-959-5525 or by visiting the CRA website. If you have any questions about the Business Number please visit ISC website or contact phone 1-866-275-4721.
* With the following exceptions: Trusts, Names of Homes, Libel and Slander, Municipalities, Cemetery Corporations and Joint Ventures.
October 11, 2013
Law Society Members who need to use the College of Law Library during Saskatoon Library closure, please remember to bring your Law Society member card for identification purposes.
October 9, 2013
Beginning Tuesday, October 15, the Law Society is offering our members a two-week free trial of rangefindr. Rangefindr is a tool to help lawyers find criminal sentencing ranges. By clicking a few tags that describe the kinds of cases you’re looking for (like “Assault”, “First Offender”, and “Emphasizes rehabilitation”, rangefindr tells you what kind of sentences were imposed. One more click and you can review the judgments themselves. To access the free trial, please visit the Member’s Section and click on the randgefindr link. No further password is required. Once you have tried the product, please send feedback to Melanie Hodges Neufeld at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we receive positive feedback from the membership, this product may be added permanently to the Member’s Section.
October 8, 2013
The Law Society of Saskatchewan Discipline Hearing Committee release a Hearing Report in the discipline matter of Joel Arvid Hesje, Q.C.
October 7, 2013
Due to damage at the Moose Jaw Court of Queen’s Bench Court House, the Moose Jaw Law Society Library is temporarily closed. If you require materials or assistance, please contact the Regina Library at 306-569-8020, 1-877-989-4999 or by email at email@example.com.
October 1, 2013
The Law Society of Saskatchewan Discipline Hearing Committee issued a notice of hearing in the discipline matter of Murray Thomas Trunks.