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July 24, 2017

Members are invited to attend the Swearing-in Ceremony for Judge Michelle Baldwin, which will take place at 3:00 p.m., Friday, September 8, 2017, at the North Battleford Provincial Court.

July 20, 2017

CPD Program - Survey

It has been over 7 years since the Law Society implemented its continuing professional development (CPD) program on January 1, 2010…time flies when you’re having fun! We are now in the midst of conducting a comprehensive review of our CPD program and, as part of that review, we would like to hear from our members. We ask that you provide your feedback by completing the survey that you received in the Law Society’s weekly email. The survey results will be considered along with other data and research in an effort to assess our CPD program and explore potential opportunities for improvement.

The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete and will be open until August 25, 2017. All responses will remain anonymous. If you did not receive the survey link or are experiencing any issues, please contact the Law Society. We appreciate your feedback!

July 10, 2017

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:

July 7, 2017

The Law Society of Saskatchewan is seeking a Complaints Counsel to commence August 2017.

July 5, 2017

Effective July 31, 2017, ISC Land Registry fees will increase for all Interest Registration Services, with the exception of Tax Liens, Postponements, and Public Utility Easements.

June 30, 2017

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Discipline Hearing Committee has released a decision in the discipline matter of Kevan Migneault.

June 14, 2017

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Discipline Hearing Committee has released a decision in the discipline matter of Henry Siwak.

June 2, 2017

The Law Society of Saskatchewan's AGM will be held on June 15, 2017 at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel. We will be hosting an esteemed panel from across Canada for a CPD panel discussion on the inevitability of change and the impact that technology will have on the legal profession, and more broadly, on the legal system. Do not miss this unique opportunity to hear our panelists offer insight into the many issues and opportunities surrounding technology and its impact on the legal profession. Register here.

CLASSIC’s Annual General Meeting will take place in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon Branch) on Wednesday, June 22, 2017 at Station 20 West in the Multi-Purpose Room (1120 - 20th Street West, Saskatoon). Refreshments at 5:30, Panel Presentation “Prison Law: the Bar Behind Bars” at 6:00. AGMs to follow.

June 1, 2017

Law Society of Saskatchewan has received notice of undertaking not to practice law from Caroline Andriashek.

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

May 30, 2017

For several years, the Law Society has provided our members with access to the digital edition of TheLawyers Weekly through our Members’ Section. Lawyers Weekly has undergone a change and is now TheLawyer’s Daily! Please read the following information:

The Lawyer’s Daily provides Canadian legal news, analysis and current awareness online, on mobile, and through frequent newsletters for lawyers who need a real-time view on the shifting legal landscape. Offering the same trusted content our readers have relied on for over 30 years in The Lawyers Weekly, the new daily format presents critical breaking news and coverage as-it-happens – keeping you informed and ahead of the curve. The Lawyer’s Daily is written by Canadians for Canadian Lawyers.

The Law Society of Saskatchewan is pleased to provide all our members with access to this excellent legal resource through the Members’ Section. You have access right now! Please call the Law Society Library at 306-569-8020 or 1-877-989-4999 to obtain your password.

May 26, 2017

Upcoming “Law Firm Practice Management Pilot Project” - The Law Society of Saskatchewan, in collaboration with the Law Societies of Alberta and Manitoba, has been exploring a new model of regulating legal services in a manner that is risk-focused, proactive and with a greater focus on law firms as a whole, rather than a sole focus on individual lawyers. The new approach is designed to be more responsive to a diverse and profoundly changing environment, to enhance the quality of legal services, to encourage ethical legal practice and to foster innovation in legal service delivery. The feedback from the membership regarding this regulatory model has been positive and we are now seeking to test and enhance this new approach through a pilot project.  This will involve a randomly selected, geographically proportionate sample of 25 law firms of varying sizes and sole practitioners across the province. 

Next month, Benchers of the Law Society will begin contacting firms to ask them to participate in the Prairie Law Societies’ Law Firm Practice Management pilot project.  Participation is voluntary but we hope you will agree to participate as your input will be invaluable to the Law Society’s goal of developing a more modern and proactive approach to regulation.  We believe that participation in the pilot project will also help your firm to mitigate risk and to enhance practice management, firm culture and overall delivery of legal services and client satisfaction.

Please stay tuned for further updates.

May 19, 2017

Saskatchewan Law Review volume 80, issue 1 (2017-1) is now available in fulltext for members.

May 18, 2017

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Discipline Hearing Committee has issued a notice of hearing in the discipline matter of Mervin Clayton Phillips.

May 16, 2017

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:

May 11, 2017

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

May 9, 2017

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

May 5, 2017

LEGAL SERVICES TASK TEAM

A Task Team has been appointed to examine the possibility of allowing non-lawyers to provide some legal services to Saskatchewan residents. The Team will consider a wide range of possible approaches and varying degrees of service delivery and make recommendations about the appropriate role, if any, of non-lawyers in the provision of legal services.

The Task Team is a joint project by the Ministry of Justice and the Law Society of Saskatchewan. For more information, please see this News Release, dated May 5, 2017.