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.
November 26, 2014
On December 6, 2014, Information Services Corporation (ISC) will introduce updated browser compatibility standards on its website. Internet Explorer version 8 or lower will no longer be supported. ISC is recommending Internet Explorer version 10, version 11 or Google Chrome as the browsers of choice for its online services. Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari have also been tested as compatible.
November 25, 2014
In February 2014, the Library brought you the updated and revised Saskatchewan Limitations Manual Online, a public resource that contains an alphabetical list of all Saskatchewan statutes with limitation periods, complete with relevant case law annotations. This fall, we’ve had our best annotators working to update that information to help our members stay current. The Law Society Library is happy to announce that those changes are now complete and the manual is ready for use!
Highlights of the November 2014 Release (current to September 30, 2014):
- New acts added, such as:
- The Consumer Protection and Business Practices Act, SS 2013, c C-30.2
- The Saskatchewan Employment Act, SS 2013, c S-15.1
- The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013, SS 2013, c W-17.11
- New case law for other popular acts, such as:
- The Arbitration Act, 1992, SS 1992, c A-24.1
- The Automobile Accident Insurance Act,SS 1978, c A-35
- The Limitations Act, SS 2004, c L-16.1
- Upcoming acts not yet proclaimed, such as:
- The Accounting Profession Act, SS 2014, c A-3.1
- The Lobbyists Act, SS 2014, c L-27.01
- The Wildfire Act, SS 2014, c W-13.01
…and more! Check it out!
November 21, 2014
The Provincial Court of Saskatchewan has released its first-ever Biennial Report, covering the calendar years of 2012 and 2013. The report will help to provide a better understanding of the Provincial Court and the work that it does. The report can be found on the Courts of Saskatchewan website.
November 18, 2014
The brand-new Second Edition of the Saskatchewan Builders’ Lien Manual is heading off to the printers in time for its January 2015 launch! We wanted to give you a sneak peak of this exciting new publication, which we hope will be the first of many in our new Annotated Saskatchewan Statute series (call for submissions is now open!).
Maintaining the high standards of the first edition, this ever-popular manual is an essential tool for any practitioner dealing with the legal ramifications of The Builders’ Lien Act. Take a look at an excerpt to get a feel for this sleek new edition!
Order your copy today!
Coming Soon! We hear you like ebooks just as much as we do, so we are using this title for our Ebook Pilot Project with Emond Montgomery Publications (more information to come). If you show us how much you like the Saskatchewan Builders’ Lien Manual ebook, we’ll make more!
October 31, 2014
The Court of Queen`s Bench has issued a new Administrative Notice respecting the process for scheduling civil pre-trials at the Judicial Centres of Saskatoon, Prince Albert and Regina. Commencing November 1, 2014, the Judicial Centres of Saskatoon and Prince Albert will commence using the same scheduling process currently in use at the Judicial Centre of Regina.
October 28, 2014
The Court of Appeal has released its decision in Russell Peet v. Law Society of Saskatchewan. The Court of Appeal dismissed Mr. Peet’s appeal and upheld 3 findings of conduct unbecoming as well as a 30 day suspension and costs order previously imposed. Mr. Peet will begin serving his suspension on a date to be determined by the Chair of Discipline. Advance notice will be provided to the public and the membership prior to the commencement of the suspension.
October 24, 2014
A Hearing Committee of the Law Society of Saskatchewan has released a decision in the discipline matter of Ben Christiaan Valkenburg.
October 21, 2014
The Law Society of Saskatchewan Discipline Hearing Committee has issued a notice of hearing in the discipline matter of Mervin Clayton Phillips.
October 15, 2014
A Hearing Committee of the Law Society of Saskatchewan has released a decision in the discipline matter of Peter Michael Mahon.
October 8, 2014
The Law Society has recently received inquiries about practicing law in the "cloud". More information in this topic can be found on Legal Sourcery, the Law Society Library’s blog.
October 6, 2014
Legal Aid Saskatchewan (LAS) increases its Legal Aid tariff of fees to $88.00 per hour for new assignments. The increase will also be added proportionately to the fixed fees. The new tariff documents are posted on the Legal Aid Saskatchewan website.
The rate will be effective on all appointments issued with an effective date on or after October 1, 2014. The new rate will not apply to appointments issued prior to October 1, 2014.
LAS will shortly be introducing Electronic Fund Transfer for payments of accounts. Consequently, schedule E of the tariff will be updated. A request will be made for current members of the panel to update their panel listing.
LAS also reminds the private bar to use the Legal Aid Account forms found on its website.
October 2, 2014
The Queen’s Bench Rules of Saskatchewan: Annotated, Fourth Edition 2014 Release 2 – Available October 20!
The Law Society Library staff is putting the finishing touches on the second update to the fourth edition of the Queen’s Bench Rules of Saskatchewan: Annotated. We will be shipping the new release to all our subscribers beginning on October 20, 2014. For our Regina subscribers, copies will be available for pick-up at the library.
Highlights of the October 2014 Release
- 350 pages of new and updated content
- New Saskatchewan case law and legislation current to August 2014
- Includes all changes to the rules and tariffs to The Saskatchewan Gazette, Vol. 110, No. 31, dated August 1, 2014
- Price: $120.00 + tax
By now most of our members have the brand-new fourth edition of the big red binder, but in case you missed out, copies are still available! Order the “big red binder” for $300 + tax. The 2014 Releases 1 and 2 are sold separately.
Give us a call at (306) 569-8020 to order!