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December 7, 2016

New Law Society President and Vice President Elected - The Law Society of Saskatchewan, at its November 2016 Convocation, elected Erin Kleisinger, Q.C., as President, and Craig Zawada, Q.C., as Vice President, for 2017. We congratulate our new President and Vice President and would like to thank our outgoing President, Perry Erhardt, Q.C., for his hard work in 2016. 

November 30, 2016

A Hearing Committee of the Law Society of Saskatchewan has released a decision in the discipline matter of Jacob Robert Hoffart.

November 29, 2016

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Discipline Hearing Committee has issued a notice of hearing in the discipline matter of Ambika Chaukla, Student-At-Law.

November 21, 2016

A Hearing Committee of the Law Society of Saskatchewan has released a Notice of Suspension in the discipline matter of Jacob Robert Hoffart. Mr. Hoffart of Swift Current has been suspended and is not entitled to practice law from November 21, 2016 to January 2, 2017.

November 21, 2016

New Executive Director at the Law Society of Saskatchewan

Following an extensive National search the Law Society of Saskatchewan is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Brown to the position of Executive Director effective January 1, 2017. 

The Law Society of Saskatchewan has a history of leading both within the Province and on the national stage, allowing it to contribute and play key roles in the innovations that must continue to occur in order for the legal profession to adapt and grow into the future.  Under the policy governance direction of the Benchers, the Executive Director plays a central role in influencing the direction and regulation of Saskatchewan’s legal profession in the public interest.  Tim brings a wealth of diverse experience to this position and will provide continued strong leadership and strategic direction to the LSS.

See the full Press Release here.

November 17, 2016

The Saskatchewan Provincial Court is pleased to advise that the Criminal Division Practice Directives are now available in both official languages and have been posted to their website.  The Court believes this is a positive step in improving access and visibility of the French language to the Court.

November 14, 2016

The Law Society has been working with volunteers from Saskatchewan law firms to develop resources to support the retention and advancement of lawyers.  Resources respecting parental leave and flexible work arrangements have been developed and are available for use by all Saskatchewan members.  The Law Society has also published a report on the results of two surveys of the membership on these topics. The report and resources are available here.

November 7, 2016

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November 3, 2016

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

November 2, 2016

Effective January 1, 2017, the Registry Office at the Court of Queen’s Bench in Weyburn will be closed. The Sheriff’s Office will also be closed. These services will be moved and delivered from Estevan. Details of the impact on the community will be determined prior to January 1. If you have any questions please contact Linsay Rabyj, Executive Director of Communications,  Ministry of Justice at 306-787-0775 or email linsay.rabyj@gov.sk.ca.

November 1, 2016

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October 20, 2016

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October 17, 2016

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October 13, 2016

The Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan recently released 2 consultation papers and are seeking feedback:


The deadline for comments is October 31, 2016.  
Comments can be provided directly to the Director of Research or via the survey posted on the Law Reform Commission website.

October 6, 2016

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Discipline Hearing Committee has issued a notice of penalty hearing in the discipline matter of Russell Peet.

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October 5, 2016

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

October 4, 2016

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Discipline Hearing Committee has issued a notice of hearing in the discipline matter of Wayne Gary Webb.

September 28, 2016

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

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

September 27, 2016

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September 9, 2016

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September 8, 2016

Save the date - The Annual Gown to Gown Lawyers’ Charity Gala will be held on January 27, 2017 in Regina.  Proceeds of the upcoming gala will go to benefit PBLS.

September 7, 2016

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

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

September 6, 2016

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

August 31, 2016

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August 30, 2016

The Court of Queen’s Bench has amended its Rules of Court as a consequence of the recent enactment of The Fee Waiver Act.  The amendments can be found on the Court's website.

August 29, 2016

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Admissions & Education Committee has issued a notice of hearing in the matter of Dmytro Ignatiuk.

August 26, 2016

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

August 24, 2016

The Hearing Committee of the Admissions and Education Committee for the Law Society of Saskatchewan has released a decision in the matter of William Kevin Rogers.

August 18, 2016

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August 15, 2016

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

August 12, 2016

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August 10, 2016

New Professional Conduct Ruling – Contingency Agreements - In June, the Ethics Committee considered a rather important question that arose in relation to contingency agreements designed to protect members’ remuneration in the event a client unilaterally decides to discontinue an action, or to change lawyers before conclusion of an action. The result was a Professional Conduct Ruling that renders two previous Professional Conduct Rulings obsolete (1988 SKLSPC 6 and 1991 SKLSPC 6). For your reference, please read the ruling and see a more detailed analysis here.

August 2, 2016

The Court of Queen’s Bench has amended the Rules of Court effective August 1, 2016.  The amendments update the family law rules and forms, update the foreclosure rules and forms, and make other changes to the rules of general application, including allowing for an address for service to be anywhere in Canada, and new filing deadlines for objections to expert reports, as well as new deadlines for filing materials for use in Chambers  hearings.   The amendments can be found on the Court’s website.  Amended forms in individual MS Word files are available on the Law Society website.

July 21, 2016

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July 19, 2016

A Conduct Investigation Committee of the Law Society of Saskatchewan has released a decision in the matter of Robert Borden.

July 14, 2016

A Hearing Committee of the Law Society of Saskatchewan has released a decision in the discipline matter of Marilyn Patricia Wappel.

July 12, 2016

The Government of Saskatchewan is pleased to announce the implementation of the new Corporate Registry system operated by Information Services Corporation (ISC).  The new system makes it easier, faster and more convenient for businesses and non-profit corporations to search, register and operate in Saskatchewan.  To view the government media release, please visit Saskatchewan.ca.

July 7, 2016

The Law Society Library is developing a strategic plan to better serve our members. To ensure we offer the resources and services you need, we ask that you provide your opinion in the survey you received today in our weekly email. The survey should take approximately 10 -15 minutes to complete and will be open until July 28th.  If you did not receive the survey link or are experiencing any issues, please contact Melanie Hodges Neufeld. We are grateful for your feedback!

July 6, 2016

A Hearing Committee of the Law Society of Saskatchewan has released a decision in the discipline matter of Gordon Balon, Q.C.

A Hearing Committee of the Law Society of Saskatchewan has released a Notice of Suspension in the discipline matter of Marilyn Patricia Wappel. Ms. Wappel of Regina has been suspended and is not entitled to practice law for a period of 4.5 months effective June 28, 2016.

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July 4, 2016

A Hearing Committee of the Law Society of Saskatchewan has released a decision and a Notice of Suspension in the discipline matter of Marilyn Adsit. Ms. Adsit of North Battleford has been suspended and is not entitled to practice law for a period of 2 months effective August 1, 2016.

June 30, 2016

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

June 29, 2016

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June 14, 2016

Information Services Corporation has released information regarding their Annual Fee Review for 2016. Land Registry, Corporate Registry, Personal Property Registry, and Surveys Registry fees will be changing effective July 10, 2016. Please visit ISC website for a list of fee changes broken down by products.

June 13, 2016

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June 7, 2016

A Hearing Committee of the Law Society of Saskatchewan has released a decision in the discipline matter of Ruth Elaine Pradzynski.

June 3, 2016

The Law Society of Saskatchewan has issued a Notice of Interim Suspension in relation to Wayne Gary Webb pursuant to section 45 of The Legal Profession Act, 1990. Mr. Webb is not currently entitled to practice law. Scott Spencer of Robertson Stromberg LLP has been appointed as Trustee in relation to the law practice of Wayne Gary Webb. Inquiries may be directed to Scott Spencer at 306-652-7575.

June 1, 2016

The Law Society has recently developed a Locum Lawyer Registry, available on our website. A Locum Lawyer is a Saskatchewan lawyer, in good standing with the Law Society, who is willing to make themselves available (for appropriate financial compensation) to provide temporary or limited relief, or practice coverage for other Saskatchewan practitioners who may find themselves in need of some assistance. The services a Locum could be engaged to cover are instances such as holidays for solo practitioners, or extended medical leave. Temporary assistance for major projects or with “catch-up” may also be circumstances in which a Locum  would be helpful.

The website registry also features several useful documents to help with the process such as:

  • Information for Lawyers Seeking Locum Work
  • Tips for Hiring a Locum Lawyer
  • The Contract: Potential Issues and Sample Clauses
  • Ethical Issues and Practice Management
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Technology Preparedness
  • Locum Lawyer Scenarios


If you are interested in providing such a service to your fellow members or are in need of assistance, please visit the registry.

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