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 the state.