|Potential Amendments to The Wills Act, 1996||2022-09-20||Legislative Services, Saskatchewan Justice|| |
COVID-19 lockdowns disrupted face-to-face interactions in all aspects of daily life. This led the Ministry of Justice to review several statutes that required in-person attendance for the completion of documents, including The Wills Act, 1996 (Act).
The Ministry of Justice is considering amendments to the Act and consulting interested parties and organizations. The amendments may include provisions respecting electronic wills including requirements for a valid electronic will, revocation of a valid electronic will, location of execution of an electronic will, and the use of an electronic signature.
If you have any comments or feedback regarding the topics and proposed provisions considered in this consultation document please provide them prior to September 20, 2022 to:
Maria Markatos, Senior Crown Counsel
Legislative Services, Saskatchewan Justice
800 - 1874 Scarth Street
Please be aware that your responses will form part of the public record and may be used in the ongoing development of any legislation.
|The Libel and Slander Act||2022-07-12||Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan||The Reform of The Libel and Slander Act Consultation Report has been released. Take the survey here. The deadline to complete is survey is November 30.|
|Survey on the Continuation of Westlaw and Other Online Resources||2022-03-23||Law Society of Saskatchewan||The Law Society of Saskatchewan is surveying members about Westlaw and their legal resource and related service needs. All respondents will be eligible to claim 0.25 CPD credits upon completion of the survey (Cite Legal Resources Member Survey in your Member Profile). This survey closed on Monday, April 18.|
|Limited Licensing Consultation Questions||2021-12-15||Law Society of Saskatchewan|| |
The development of a limited licensing framework for alternative (non-lawyer) legal service providers in Saskatchewan involves consultation and pilot projects to support the advancement of appropriate rules and regulation.
Stakeholders are invited to submit their feedback on consultations questions to: email@example.com
What accredited educational classes/programs exist in Saskatchewan and Canada that can be accessed by limited licensees?
What types of courses would most support limited licensees?
What educational institutions in Saskatchewan may be interested in developing new educational opportunities for limited licensees?
What other regulatory bodies or professional groups intersect with limited licensees?
What professional liability insurance options exist for limited licensees?
CODE OF CONDUCT
What scope and application for a Code of Conduct for limited licensees is desirable?
COMPLAINTS AND RECOURSE
What scope and application for complaints and recourse for limited licenses is beneficial?
|Class Actions Act Consultation Report||2021-11-25||Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan||The Class Actions Act Consultation Report report has been posted. The consultation period runs until Feb 28, 2022. Take the survey here.|
|Consultation on Direct Supervision Requirements||2021-11-30||Law Society of Saskatchewan||The Law Society is advancing amendments to the Direct Supervision Requirements in Chapter 6 of the Code of Professional Conduct and we collected feedback through a short survey, which closed on January 31. For more information, here’s an article from the Future of Legal Services Committee on better connecting consumers of legal services to legal assistants/paralegals.|