Regulation of the Legal Profession
The Legal Profession Act
1990, a statute of the Province of Saskatchewan, has
delegated to the Law Society of Saskatchewan the responsibility to
govern the legal profession. The Law Society is not funded by or
affiliated with the Government. The Law Society must exercise its
responsibility to govern the profession in the public interest.
The Law Society, governed by a board of lawyers and non lawyers,
sets and enforces standards for admissions, professional conduct
and quality of service. Enforcement may mean that sanctions are
imposed or discipline proceedings are conducted against lawyers who
violate those standards.
It is necessary to preserve the independence of the legal
profession from interference by the state. This independence is for
the benefit of the client and the public who may rely on a lawyer
to represent, protect and defend their interests even as against