January 15, 2015
A recent blog post on Slaw reported that a BC law firm's computer network was hacked by cyber-extortionist. The law firm’s files were held captive by a hacker who encrypted them and tried to extort payment in return for restoring access. The Law Society of BC issued a warning to its members to be vigilant about their firm’s cyber security. There have been similar cases in Ontario in the last year.
January 9, 2015
The brand-new Second Edition of the Saskatchewan Builders’ Lien Manual is here and we are ready to ship! Check out the Publications page for ordering information.
The original Builders’ Lien Act Manual: A Practitioners’ Manual, written by W. Brent Gough, Q.C. more than 20 years ago, has stood the test of time, with copies continuing to be sold even as we were finalizing the updates to the second edition, written by Collin K. Hirschfeld. That just goes to show that quality content never goes out of style.
Coming Soon! If you like ebooks just as much as we do, you’ll be happy to hear that the Saskatchewan Builders’ Lien Manual is being used for our Ebook Pilot Project with Emond Montgomery Publications. The project is underway and we will have ordering information shortly. If you let us know how much you like our first ebook, we’ll make more!
January 8, 2015
The Provincial Court of Saskatchewan is pleased to invite members to attend the Swearing-In Ceremony for Chief Judge James Plemel, which will take place at 3:00 p.m., Friday, January 30, 2015, at the Saskatoon Provincial Court House.
January 6, 2015
A Hearing Committee of the Law Society of Saskatchewan has released a decision in the discipline matter of John Darren Armitage.
January 2, 2015
Legal Sourcery Named Best Canadian Law Library Blog: Legal Sourcery, the Law Society Library blog, has won a Canadian Law Blog Award (Clawbie) for Best Law Library Blog:
As a law library blog newcomer, Legal Sourcery made a serious impression in 2014. The hard-working blogger team (whose members double as the reference team) at the Law Society of Saskatchewan Library jumped into the blawgosphere full-force. With regular updates, engaging topics, and fun Twitter personalities, this group was instrumental to bringing back the info-cool factor to law library blogs. We’re proud to award them this year’s Clawbie.
December 22, 2014
Fourteen Saskatchewan lawyers will receive the honour of Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.) appointments this year.
December 19, 2014
A Notice of Suspension has been issued by the Law Society of Saskatchewan in relation to Russell Milton Peet.
December 18, 2014
The Court of Queen's Bench has recently approved in principle amending the Tariff of Costs Schedule 1 B in accordance with the recommendation of the Queen's BenchTariff Committee. Before giving the draft final approval, the Court would be pleased to receive and consider any comments from members of the Bar on the draft Tariff. Members are asked to provide their comments to Jennifer Fabian, the Registrar of the Court by January 31, 2014. Ms Fabian may be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (306) 787-0472. Information on the development of the draft and a copy of the draft Tariff may be found on the Courts of Saskatchewan website.
December 5, 2014
Members are invited to attend the Swearing-In Ceremony for Judge Sanjeev Anand, which will take place at 3:00 p.m., Friday, December 19, at the Saskatoon Provincial Court House.
December 4, 2014
At November Convocation, the Benchers elected Brenda Hildebrandt, Q.C. as President and Perry Erhardt, Q.C. as Vice-President, commencing January 1, 2015.
December 2, 2014
Nominations are open for the 2014 Pro Bono Service Award to be presented at the 2015 Canadian Bar Association Saskatchewan Branch Mid-Winter Meeting on February 5-6, 2015. Deadline for nominations is January 16, 2015.