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The Benchers of the Law Society of Saskatchewan (LSS) have considered the work of the Legal Services Task Team and have accepted the recommendations as outlined in the Task Team’s final report.
The Legal Services Task Team, a collaborative effort of the Law Society of Saskatchewan and the Ministry of Justice, was appointed in 2017 to examine the possibility of allowing non-lawyers to provide some legal services in Saskatchewan, consider a spectrum of options, and develop recommendations for further consideration by the Benchers and the Minister of Justice. The Task Team comprised 11 members, each with a different background relating to legal services.
The Benchers of the Law Society of Saskatchewan express appreciation for the extensive work of the Co-Chairs and the Legal Services Task Team and staff working group in examining this complex issue and commend those involved throughout the consultation process.
Subject to acceptance of the recommendations by the Government of Saskatchewan, and the requisite legislative amendments, the Law Society of Saskatchewan will implement the recommendations. The full report can be accessed here.