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July 22, 2015

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

July 20, 2015

With the lifting of the mandatory evacuation order, La Ronge and area Provincial Court matters are expected to return to normal. Please see this updated Notice to Court Users for further information.

July 16, 2015

WestlawNext Resources Added to Members`Section - The Law Society Library is pleased to announce an expansion to the online resources available to our active members via their desktops. Several WestlawNext Canada resources have been added including LawSource, CriminalSource, FamilySource and LabourSource. To access these resources, please visit the Members’ Section of the Law Society website. 

July 15, 2015

Forest fires continue to affect La Ronge and area court proceedings. Meadow Lake Provincial Court has also made arrangements for court matters in the event fire affects communities where circuit court sittings are scheduled. Please see this Notice to Court Users for further information.

July 13, 2015

The Court of Queen's Bench has amended Schedule I "B" of the Tariff of Costs.  The new Tariff is split into a General section and a Family section. Items are organized in accordance with the new Rules of Court with columns based on the complexity of the case. The new Tariff comes into effect on August 1, 2015. A temporary copy of the new Tariff is available on the Courts of Saskatchewan website in English and French.

July 10, 2015

Information Services Corporation has announced that Corporate Registry fee increase will take effect this Saturday, July 11th, 2015. Full breakdown of fee changes by product line is available on ISC website.

July 9, 2015

Due to the forest fires, there will be changes to the regular court proceedings for La Ronge Provincial Court and the outlying communities served by the La Ronge Court next week. Please see this updated Notice to Court Users for further details. 

July 6, 2015

Due to the forest fires, regular court proceedings for La Ronge Provincial Court and the outlying communities served by the La Ronge Court will be held out of Prince Albert Provincial Court until further notice. Where possible the affected communities will be connected to Prince Albert by either phone or videoconference link. Please see the Notice to Court Users for further details.  

Information Services Corporation implemented a fee increase on July 4, 2015. This increase was applied differently to the Land Registry (Land Titles), Land Surveys Directory (Survey Plans), Personal Property Registry and Geomatics (Map, Photo and Imagery) product offerings, falling within the 2-4% range (with some exceptions and exclusions). Important Note: The Corporate Registry fee increase originally scheduled for July 4, 2015 has been postponed. More information will be provided once an implementation date has been determined. Please visit ISC website for a full breakdown of fee changes by product line.

July 3, 2015

Government announces new online resource for condominium stakeholders:

The Office of the Public Registry Administration within the Ministry of Justice created an extensive list of information that will help clarify several common questions and answers. Topics include insurance, condominium conversion, dispute resolution and pet ownership.

To access this information, visit www.saskatchewan.ca and search “Condominium Properties.” For further inquiries, email condos@gov.sk.ca

July 2, 2015

The Swearing-in Ceremony for Mr. Justice Daryl E. Labach and Mr. Justice Gary A.T. Meschishnick will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. at the Court House, 520 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon, in courtroom #1.  

June 30, 2015

On  June 17, 2015 amendments to The Court of Queen's Bench Summary Conviction Appeal Rules were published in the Canada Gazette.  A notice of the amendment was published in the Saskatchewan Gazette on June 26, 2015.  The amendment amends sections 12 and 13 concerning the contents of the Appellant's and Respondent's Memorandum of Argument and prescribes the forms to be used. The amendments can be found on the Queen's Printer website.

June 16, 2015

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

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June 15, 2015

Effective June 15, 2015, Saskatoon’s Family Law Division has merged with the General Division. Effective immediately the fax number for both offices will be (306) 975-4818.

June 11, 2015

A Hearing Committee of the Law Society of Saskatchewan has released a decision in the discipline matter of Holly Ann Knott, Q.C.

June 8, 2015

The swearing-in ceremony for Justice Jeffery D. Kalmakoff will take place at the Regina Court House, 2425 Victoria Avenue, on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 3:30 p.m., in Court Room # 6.

May 22, 2015

Information Services Corporation (ISC) announced a fee increase to be implemented on July 4, 2015. The increase will be applied differently to the Land Registry, Personal Property Registry, Land Surveys Directory, Corporate Registry and Geomatics product offerings, falling within the 2-4% range with some exceptions and exclusions. A detail breakdown by product is available on ISC's website.

May 20, 2015

Legal Aid Saskatchewan (LAS) is currently updating its Legal Aid Panel for private bar lawyer referrals. A letter and email has been sent out to the current panel members to confirm and/or update current contact information. LAS intends to change some of the current processes regarding lawyer referrals. As part of the engagement of lawyers in the private bar who accept farmouts from LAS, LAS will be presenting a free CPD webinar on May 22, 12:00 - 1:00 pm on the entire farmout process from the initial appointment to the final billing. This webinar has been approved for one hour of CPD/Ethics.

The Annual General Meeting of Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan will take place in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Bar Association – Saskatchewan Branch on Thursday June 18, 2015 at 4pm at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel and Conference Centre, Prince Albert Room, 1975 Broad Street, Regina, SK.

The Annual General Meeting is being held for the purpose of:
1. Receipt and consideration of the Corporation’s Annual Report
2. Receipt and consideration of the Financial Statements and Auditor’s Report for 2014
3. Consideration of amendments to the Bylaws of the Corporation
4. Election of Directors
5. Reappointment of Auditor
6. Such other business as may properly come before the meeting.

May 19, 2015

The Canadian Bankers Association has provided an updated list of bank officials for our members to contact in the case of delays in the discharge of mortgages - English | French (Member's password required).

May 12, 2015

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

May 7, 2015

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Discipline Hearing Committee has issued a notice of hearing in the discipline matter of Peter A. Abrametz.

May 6, 2015

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

May 1, 2015

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Discipline Hearing Committee has issued a notice of hearing in the discipline matter of Karolee Ann Zawislak.

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