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The Law Society of Saskatchewan is seeking applications from members of the public, who are not lawyers, to serve as board members for a three-year term. The Law Society regulates the legal profession in the public interest, including setting standards for admission, education, ethics and the conduct of lawyers. This duty is entrusted to the Benchers who are the governing body of the Law Society. There are currently two appointments to be made, effective January 1, 2022.
It is also essential that the legal profession have input and oversight by members of the public on the board. Public Representatives provide a positive and effective mechanism for the Society to demonstrate transparency, independence and accountability. They ensure that the public perspective is represented in the decision-making of the Benchers and often provide a particular expertise. They reflect the diverse population of Saskatchewan.
Public Representative Benchers participate fully in the deliberation and policy decisions of the Benchers and are an integral part of the discipline process.
How you will spend your time:
There is a significant time commitment in serving as a Public Representative Bencher. Meetings are held approximately five times each year for up to two days per meeting at various locations across the province. Travel will be required. In addition, there is preparation time, committee work, investigations and hearings. Successful applicants can expect to spend a minimum of 20 days per year working as Benchers.
What you bring to the table:
How people describe you:
What you will receive:
Apply on-line by Friday, September 24, 2021@ 4:30 p.m. at https://lawsocietysk.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=18
Include the following in your application:
The Law Society values diversity as integral part of the work we do and is committed to accommodating persons with disabilities. As such, we encourage applications from women, First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, persons with disabilities, members of diverse gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
We encourage and welcome members of all equity-seeking groups, if comfortable to self-identify in their application. Any such disclosure will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the fulfillment of the position posted.
Questions: contact Laurie Johnson at email@example.com