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April 27, 2016

Saskatchewan Law Review vol. 79, no. 1 (2016) is now availble in fulltext for Law Society members. Articles in this issue include:

April 22, 2016

Recent Posts on Legal Sourcery - Please visit the Law Society blog, Legal Sourcery, for daily legal research and writing posts, and news about the Law Society and the legal community such as:

April 21, 2016

Survey – Expanding the Responsibilities of Non-lawyer Legal Service Providers – Open until May 12, 2016

The Ministry of Justice and the Law Society of Saskatchewan have jointly undertaken a project to explore the possibility of expanding the scope of non-lawyer legal services providers. The objective would be to increase access to justice by making some services available to members of the public without the need to engage a lawyer’s services.  A short consultation paper describing the project can be found here.  

At this stage, we have no preconceived ideas about what services could be provided, what form of training/licensing might be necessary, or who the service providers would be or how these individuals would be regulated.  We have developed two surveys, one for the public and another for lawyers and others who currently provide legal services in some form.  The surveys are designed to help determine perspectives and needs regarding expanded legal services and are part of an extensive consultation with legal organizations and other stakeholders within Saskatchewan’s justice system. 

The survey for legal service providers can be completed by following this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PNT2PQZ.  

The survey for members of the public can be completed by following this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6VVRMP9.

You are also encouraged to forward these surveys to any other person or group that you believe would be interested in completing them.  We are asking that the surveys be completed by May 12, 2016.  We will be considering next steps once we have the survey results.

Thank you in advance for your assistance in this important initiative.

April 18, 2016

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Discipline Hearing Committee has issued a notice of hearing in the discipline matter of Ruth Elaine Pradzynski.

April 14, 2016

Recent Posts on Legal Sourcery - Please visit the Law Society blog, Legal Sourcery, for daily legal research and writing posts, and news about the Law Society and the legal community such as:

April 7, 2016

Provincial Mediation Board and Office of Residential Tenancies (Regina) Moving - Please note that effective April 1, 2016, the Provincial Mediation Board and the Regina office of the Office of Residential Tenancies have relocated.  The new location and mailing address is 304 – 1855 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK   S4P 3T2.

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Discipline Hearing Committee has issued a notice of hearing in the discipline matter of Marilyn Adsit.

Recent Posts on Legal Sourcery - Please visit the Law Society blog, Legal Sourcery, for daily legal research and writing posts, and news about the Law Society and the legal community such as:

April 5, 2016

In honour of the Canadian Bar Association’s Law Day, the Regina Public Library is cordially hosting a Legal Resources Fair on April 14th from 12 – 8 pm at the Central Library. Drop in between these hours to learn about your legal rights and to connect with community and legal service providers in Regina.  Read more...

March 30, 2016

Recent Posts on Legal Sourcery - Please visit the Law Society blog, Legal Sourcery, for daily legal research and writing posts, and news about the Law Society and the legal community such as:

March 23, 2016

The University of Ottawa recently announced a new partnership with the University of Saskatchewan College of Law to offer a Certificate in French Common Law (CCLF). Beginning in the fall of 2016, it will allow incoming University of Saskatchewan students with competencies in French to obtain a CCLF from the University of Ottawa during the completion of the three year J.D.  Program. Read more...

March 10, 2016

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Discipline Hearing Committee has issued a notice of hearing in the discipline matter of Robert Laird Borden.

March 8, 2016

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Discipline Hearing Committee has issued a notice of hearing in the discipline matter of Ajit Kapoor.

March 7, 2016

Commencing March 2016, the Court of Queen's Bench is initiating a pilot project to deal with applications received from correctional facilities pursuant to section 525 of the Criminal Code to review the detention of persons being held before trial in excess of 30 days on a summary conviction offence or 90 days on an indictable offence. The process for dealing with these applications is set out in an information notice available on the Courts of Saskatchewan website.

March 3, 2016

Several amendments to The Condominium Property Regulations, 2001 came into effect on February 25, 2016, including an amendment to Form J – Declaration of Developer. The updated forms are available from Queen’s Printer and must be used effective immediately for all submissions to the Office of Public Registry Administration. For more information about the amendments, please review the condominium factsheets on Posting and Releasing of Security available at the Queen's Printer website.

February 29, 2016

The Hearing Committee of the Admissions and Education Committee for the Law Society of Saskatchewan has released a decision in the matter of Candace Guist.

February 25, 2016

A Hearing Committee of the Law Society of Saskatchewan has released a decision in the discipline matter of Michael Scott.

February 11, 2016

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Discipline Hearing Committee has issued a decision and notice of suspension in the discipline matter of Lori Lynn Gollan. Ms. Gollan of North Battleford has been suspended and is not entitled to practice law for a period of 5 months effective February 1, 2016.

February 8, 2016

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Discipline Hearing Committee has issued a notice of hearing in the discipline matter of Gordon Balon, Q.C..

February 5, 2016

The Government of Saskatchewan recently proclaimed amendments to the farm ownership provisions of The Saskatchewan Farm Security Act (Part VI) and Regulations. The Saskatchewan Farm Land Security Board has prepared a summary of the amendments and ownership declaration forms for corporations and individuals. The forms are also available on Farm Land Security Board website.

February 4, 2016

Small Claims Limit Increase - Effective Thursday, February 4, 2016, the monetary limit for claims at Small Claims Court has been increased from $20,000 to $30,000. This increase to the monetary limit is the first change that has been implemented following the 2015 Small Claims Review Project that was carried out by the Ministry of Justice. The Review Project formed part of the Justice Innovation Agenda, the goal of which is to provide affordable, faster and citizen-centred dispute resolution.

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