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Call for Volunteers, Nominations, Applications, etc.

Rainbow Youth Centre

November 7, 2017

RYC is seeking an individual to join our Board of Directors with legal skills and experience in

1) administration/governance of non-profit organizations,
2) contract law, and/or
3) labour law.

If you have questions or to submit your resume email Ron Single at rsingle@sasktel.net

Queen's Counsel Nominations 2017

August 16, 2017

Nomination Form - Deadline: October 3, 2017

The designation of Queen's Counsel is made by the Minister of Justice through a selection process that includes consultation with the Law Society of Saskatchewan, the Canadian Bar Association and the Courts.

The selection of the Law Society's nominees for the designation of Queen's Counsel will be based upon the following criteria:

  • As prerequisite qualifications:
  • Demonstrated superior legal ability;
  • Proof of good character and integrity;


No person shall be appointed who has not been entitled during ten years to practise in the superior courts of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland or of any province of Canada or of the Northwest Territories or for a portion of such period in one and for the remaining portion of such period in another or others of the said courts;

As further qualifications, the following criteria, each of equal weight:

  • Contributions as a legal professional to the community;
  • Contributions to the community generally; and
  • Contributions to the legal profession.


The Law Society will also, in its recommendations, take into account considerations of gender, diversity and geography.

The deadline for nominations is October 3, 2017.

LutherCare Communities

July 31, 2017

LutherCare Communities is seeking Board Members

Queen's Counsel Selection Committee

May 3, 2017

The Law Society of Saskatchewan is inviting applications for appointment to the Queen’s Counsel Selection Committee.

The designation of Queen’s Counsel is made by the Minister of Justice through a selection process that includes consultation with the Law Society of Saskatchewan, the Canadian Bar Association and the Courts.

Applications to the Law Society are reviewed by the Queen’s Counsel Selection Committee which consists of the following:

▪ Past President of the Law Society
▪ A current Bencher of the Law Society
▪ A public representative appointed to the Law Society
▪ A member of the Law Society

Members interested in participating on this committee should forward an expression of interest to Tim Brown, Executive Director, by May 19, 2017. Please submit a covering letter and curriculum vitae to his assistant Liz at liz.lynchuk@lawsociety.sk.ca.

Saskatchewan Games Council

March 16, 2017

Saskatchewan Games Council has two openings on the Board starting in June 2017. If you are interested please apply by April 28, 2017.

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Law Foundation Appointees

October 18, 2016

The Law Society of Saskatchewan appoints five members to the Law Foundation. There is currently a vacancy for one Law Society appointee. We are seeking interested Law Society members, including Benchers and former Benchers, for consideration in the appointment process.

The Law Foundation is funded from the interest earned on lawyers’ trust accounts. Pursuant to section 76 of The Legal Profession Act, 1990, the Foundation provides grants for the purposes of:

  • Legal education
  • Legal research
  • Legal aid
  • Law libraries
  • Law reform


Each appointment is for a two year term and appointees may serve 3 two-year terms. The Law Foundation of Saskatchewan meets four times annually, usually in Regina and Saskatoon. Applicants from all geographic areas of the province are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must be a member in good standing with the Law Society. In addition, the following skills or areas of expertise would be an asset:

  • Grant program management and evaluation;
  • Organizational governance and management, strategic planning;
  • Experience in the areas of criminal law, family law and dispute resolution;
  • Knowledge of Saskatchewan’s various access to justice agencies; and
  • Financial management.


Please send your expression of interest, along with practice information and a current curriculum vitae to Liz at the Law Society at llynchuk@lawsociety.sk.ca by November 7, 2016.

Legislative Assembly – Standing Committee on Public Accounts

August 31, 2016

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts is seeking a member of the Law Society, with a preferred area of practice involving financial dealings, to serve as a member of the Audit Committee for the Province of Saskatchewan. 

For more information on the Committee, please see correspondence dated August 15, 2016.  Anyone wanting to be considered for nomination can submit a resume and letter of interest to the attention of Donna Sigmeth, Q.C. at the Law Society, care of Liz, at llynchuk@lawsociety.sk.ca.

Deadline for applications is September 16, 2016.

Queen's Counsel Nominations 2016

Jun 28, 2016

Nomination Form - Deadline: October 3, 2016

The designation of Queen's Counsel is made by the Minister of Justice through a selection process that includes consultation with the Law Society of Saskatchewan, the Canadian Bar Association and the Courts.

The selection of the Law Society's nominees for the designation of Queen's Counsel will be based upon the following criteria:

  • As prerequisite qualifications:
  • Demonstrated superior legal ability;
  • Proof of good character and integrity;


No person shall be appointed who has not been entitled during ten years to practise in the superior courts of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland or of any province of Canada or of the Northwest Territories or for a portion of such period in one and for the remaining portion of such period in another or others of the said courts;

As further qualifications, the following criteria, each of equal weight:

  • Contributions as a legal professional to the community;
  • Contributions to the community generally; and
  • Contributions to the legal profession.


The Law Society will also, in its recommendations, take into account considerations of gender, diversity and geography.

The deadline for nominations is October 3, 2016.

CPD Program Planning Committee

May 20, 2016

Call for Members

The Law Society of Saskatchewan is committed to providing continuing professional development opportunities to the profession. The CPD Program Planning Committee will assist the Director of Admissions & Education and the CPD Program Coordinator in the selection of subject matter, presenters, and the organization and delivery of continuing professional development programming.

The Law Society is seeking applications for the CPD Program Planning Committee. Selection for the Committee should be representative of the profession including diversity in practice, geographic location, gender, etc. An interest or experience in education would also be an asset.

The deadline for receipt of applications is June 27, 2016. Please submit a letter of interest and resume to the attention of Sarah Rider, CPD Program Coordinator via email to sarah@lawsociety.sk.ca.

Queen's Counsel Selection Committee

April 27, 2016

The Law Society of Saskatchewan is inviting applications for appointment to the Queen’s Counsel Selection Committee. 

The designation of Queen’s Counsel is made by the Minister of Justice through a selection process that includes consultation with the Law Society of Saskatchewan, the Canadian Bar Association and the Courts.

Applications to the Law Society are reviewed by the Queen’s Counsel selection Committee which consists of the following:

  • Past President of the Law Society
  • A current Bencher of the Law Society
  • A public representative appointed to the Law Society
  • A member of the Law Society


Members interested in participating on this committee should forward an expression of interest to Thomas Schonhoffer, Q.C. by May 20, 2016.  Please submit your information to his assistant Liz at llynchuk@lawsociety.sk.ca.

Law Society Public Representatives

November 9, 2015

The Law Society of Saskatchewan is seeking applications from members of the public, who are not lawyers, to serve as board members for up to a three year term.  If you are interested in serving on the board as a public representative, please see our advertisement for more information.  The deadline for applications is January 8, 2016.

LutherCare Communities

November 16, 2015

LutherCare Communities is seeking Board Members

College of Law Endowment Fund

October 23, 2015

The Law Society of Saskatchewan is seeking applications for appointment to the College of Law Endowment Fund.

The College of Law Endowment Fund was established to provide financial support to specific programs and services at the College of Law, University of Saskatchewan.

The College of Law Endowment Fund Committee is composed of the Dean of the College of Law, one representative appointed by the Board of the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan and one representative appointed by the Benchers of the Law Society of Saskatchewan.

The Committee provides financial oversight with respect to the Endowment Fund and acts in an advisory capacity to the Dean of the College of Law with respect to Fund expenditures. The Committee meets one to two times per year in Saskatoon.

This appointment is for a 2 year term and may be renewed.

Please submit a letter of interest, along with a resume, to the attention of Tom Schonhoffer, Q.C., c/o his assistant Liz at llynchuk@lawsociety.sk.ca.

Deadline for applications is November 8, 2015.

The Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan (PLEA)

October 23, 2015

The Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan (PLEA) was incorporated as a non-profit, non-governmental organization which exists to educate, inform and empower through law related education.

The Law Society of Saskatchewan is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as our representative on the PLEA board. The selection of the board member will be based on the following:

1. A member of the Bar in good standing;
2. A demonstrated interest in public education;
3. A willingness to dedicate time to PLEA and to report to the Benchers.

The deadline for applications is November 8, 2015. Please submit your letter of interest, along with a CV, to the attention of Thomas J. Schonhoffer, Q.C., Executive Director, c/o llynchuk@lawsociety.sk.ca.

Saskatchewan Legal Aid Commission

October 23, 2015

The Saskatchewan Legal Aid Commission is a governance board responsible for ensuring that the strategies, goals, policies and directions of the organization are implemented through delegation from the Board to Legal Aid Saskatchewan management.

The Law Society is seeking applications for an appointment to the Board. Applicants with interests in criminal law, family law, access to justice and board governance will be preferred.

Please submit your letter of interest, along with a resume, to the attention of Tom Schonhoffer, Q.C., c/o his assistant Liz at llynchuk@lawsociety.sk.ca.

Deadline for applications is November 8, 2015.

Appointments to Housing Advisory Committee - Prince Albert

August 7, 2015

Application deadline: 4:45 pm, Tuesday, August 25, 2015 | More information

The City of Prince Albert is recruiting new volunteers to participate on City Council’s Housing Advisory Committee. Council wishes to have representation on this Committee by as broad a cross-section of the community as possible.

Participating on a Committee offers a unique opportunity to become engaged with your community, to provide leadership in civic issues that interest you and to gain valuable volunteer experience.

Citizens who wish to take an active role on the Civic Housing Advisory Committee, must forward an Application Form, together with a resume and two (2) references, in order for their interest to be made known to members of City Council, when considering the appointments. Application forms can be obtained from the City’s website at www.citypa.ca or the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall. All Applications are kept on file in order to fill any vacancies that occur throughout the year.

Queen's Counsel Nominations 2015

July 28, 2015

Nomination Form

The designation of Queen's Counsel is made by the Minister of Justice through a selection process that includes consultation with the Law Society of Saskatchewan, the Canadian Bar Association and the Courts.

The selection of the Law Society's nominees for the designation of Queen's Counsel will be based upon the following criteria:

  • As prerequisite qualifications:
  • Demonstrated superior legal ability;
  • Proof of good character and integrity;


No person shall be appointed who has not been entitled during ten years to practise in the superior courts of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland or of any province of Canada or of the Northwest Territories or for a portion of such period in one and for the remaining portion of such period in another or others of the said courts;

As further qualifications, the following criteria, each of equal weight:

  • Contributions as a legal professional to the community;
  • Contributions to the community generally; and
  • Contributions to the legal profession.


The Law Society will also, in its recommendations, take into account considerations of gender, diversity and geography.

The deadline for nominations is October 1, 2015.

Queen's Counsel Selection Committee 2015

April 27, 2015

The Law Society of Saskatchewan is inviting applications for appointment to the Queen’s Counsel Selection Committee.

The designation of Queen’s Counsel is made by the Minister of Justice through a selection process that includes consultation with the Law Society of Saskatchewan, the Canadian Bar Association and the Courts.

Applications to the Law Society are reviewed by the Queen’s Counsel selection Committee which consists of the following:

  • Past President of the Law Society
  • A current Bencher of the Law Society
  • A public representative appointed to the Law Society
  • A member of the Law Society


Anyone interested in participating on this committee should forward an expression of interest to Thomas Schonhoffer, Q.C. by May 21, 2015. Please submit your information to his assistant Liz at llynchuk@lawsociety.sk.ca.

Law Foundation Appointees

November 4, 2014

The Law Society appoints 5 members to the Law Foundation. There is currently a vacancy for 2 Law Society appointees. The Law Society is seeking Law Society members, including Benchers and former Benchers, for consideration in the appointment process.

Deadline: November 14, 2014

Judicial Advisory Committee

September 19, 2014

The Law Society is seeking a volunteer to serve on the Judicial Advisory Committee.

Federal Judicial appointments are managed through the office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada. The office relies on a Judicial Advisory Committee in each province to review applications and make recommendations. More information is available on the Federal Judicial Affairs website.

The Law Society may recommend three nominees to the Federal Judicial Affairs Commissioner, although only one will be selected.

Applicants should submit a recent curriculum vitae, including date of birth and residential address to:

Tom Schonhoffer, Q.C.
Executive Director
Law Society of Saskatchewan
1100 – 2002 Victoria Avenue
Regina, SK S4P 0R7

Applicants may also submit their information via email to Liz at llynchuk@lawsociety.sk.ca.
The deadline for applications is October 3, 2014.

Queen's Counsel Nominations 2014

August 6, 2014

Nomination Form

The designation of Queen's Counsel is made by the Minister of Justice through a selection process that includes consultation with the Law Society of Saskatchewan, the Canadian Bar Association and the Courts.

The selection of the Law Society's nominees for the designation of Queen's Counsel will be based upon the following criteria:

  • As prerequisite qualifications:
  • Demonstrated superior legal ability;
  • Proof of good character and integrity;


No person shall be appointed who has not been entitled during ten years to practise in the superior courts of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland or of any province of Canada or of the Northwest Territories or for a portion of such period in one and for the remaining portion of such period in another or others of the said courts;

As further qualifications, the following criteria, each of equal weight:

  • Contributions as a legal professional to the community;
  • Contributions to the community generally; and
  • Contributions to the legal profession.


The Law Society will also, in its recommendations, take into account considerations of gender, diversity and geography.

The deadline for nominations is October 1, 2014.

Saskatchewan Legal Aid Commission

July 29, 2014

The Saskatchewan Legal Aid Commission is a governance board responsible for ensuring that the strategies, goals, policies and directions of the organization are implemented through delegation from the Board to Legal Aid Saskatchewan management.

The Law Society is seeking applications for an appointment to the Board. Applicants with interests in criminal law, family law, access to justice and board governance will be preferred.

Please submit applications to llynchuk@lawsociety.sk.ca. Deadline for applications is August 20, 2014.

Practitioner Staff Appeals Tribunal

July 29, 2014

The Practitioner Staff Appeals Tribunal hears appeals from medical practitioners who have been aggrieved by decision of a Regional Health Authority. The Law Society is entitled to recommend 6 candidates to the Minister of Health. The Minister may appoint two of the candidates to a three year term on the Tribunal.

The ideal candidate will have experience in administrative law, appearing both on and before Tribunals. Experience in health law would be an asset.

Interested members should consult the Practitioner Staff Appeal Regulations and direct any enquiries to Rebecca Bayliss at (306) 787-0039.

Please submit a curriculum vitae to the attention of Tom Schonhoffer, Q.C., Executive Director at the Law Society prior to August 21, 2014 via email to his assistant llynchuk@lawsociety.sk.ca.

Queen's Counsel Selection Committee 2014

May 7, 2014

The Law Society of Saskatchewan is inviting applications for appointment to the Queen’s Counsel Selection Committee.

The designation of Queen’s Counsel is made by the Minister of Justice through a selection process that includes consultation with the Law Society of Saskatchewan, the Canadian Bar Association and the Courts.

Applications to the Law Society are reviewed by the Queen’s Counsel selection Committee which consists of the following:

  • Past President of the Law Society
  • A current Bencher of the Law Society
  • A public representative appointed to the Law Society
  • A member of the Law Society

Anyone interested in participating on this committee should forward an expression of interest to Thomas Schonhoffer, Q.C. by May 26, 2014. Please submit your information to his assistant Liz at llynchuk@lawsociety.sk.ca.

Queen's Counsel Nominations 2013

August 13, 2013

Nomination Form

The designation of Queen's Counsel is made by the Minister of Justice through a selection process that includes consultation with the Law Society of Saskatchewan, the Canadian Bar Association and the Courts.

The selection of the Law Society's nominees for the designation of Queen's Counsel will be based upon the following criteria:

  • As prerequisite qualifications:
  • Demonstrated superior legal ability;
  • Proof of good character and integrity;


No person shall be appointed who has not been entitled during ten years to practise in the superior courts of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland or of any province of Canada or of the Northwest Territories or for a portion of such period in one and for the remaining portion of such period in another or others of the said courts;

As further qualifications, the following criteria, each of equal weight:

  • Contributions as a legal professional to the community;
  • Contributions to the community generally; and
  • Contributions to the legal profession.


The Law Society will also, in its recommendations, take into account considerations of gender, diversity and geography.

The deadline for nominations is October 2, 2013.

C. Willy Hodgson Award 2013

August 13, 2013

The C. Willy Hodgson Award is intended to recognize individuals or organizations who exemplify integrity, leadership and character, and have made or are making outstanding contributions to advancing equity and diversity in legal education, the legal profession and/or the administration of justice in Saskatchewan or in Canada.

Nominations are now open for the 2013 award which will be presented in 2014.  Nomination forms and more information can be located here.  The deadline for nominations is November 22, 2013.

University of Saskatchewan Senate

June 18, 2013

Volunteer for University of Saskatchewan Senate

The Law Society of Saskatchewan is one of several professional groups which is represented on the University of Saskatchewan Senate.  Some of the other professions on the University of Saskatchewan Senate include chartered accountants, architects, dentists, doctors, pharmacists, registered nurses and teachers.

The University of Saskatchewan Senate makes bylaws for disciplining students for other than academic dishonesty; provides for awarding honourary degrees; deals with proposals for establishing colleges, schools or departments; deals with proposals for affiliated educational institutions; and makes recommendations to the University Board of Governors on matters or things the Senate considers necessary to promote the interests of the University.

The Law Society of Saskatchewan is seeking a volunteer to serve as its representative on the University of Saskatchewan Senate.  The term is for a period of 3 years commencing July 1st, 2013.  Members interested in serving as the Law Society representative on the University of Saskatchewan Senate should send notice to llynchuk@lawsociety.sk.ca, along with a resumé and reasons for applying by June 28, 2013.

Queen's Counsel Selection Committee 2013

May 2, 2013

The Law Society of Saskatchewan is inviting applications for appointment to the Queen's Counsel Selection Committee.

The designation of Queen's Counsel is made by the Minister of Justice through a selection process that includes consultation with the Law Society of Saskatchewan, the Canadian Bar Association and the Courts.

Applications to the Law Society are reviewed by the Queen's Counsel selection Committee which consists of the following:

  • Past President of the Law Society
  • A current Bencher of the Law Society
  • A public representative appointed to the Law Society
  • A member of the Law Society


Anyone interested in participating on this committee should forward an expression of interest to Thomas Schonhoffer, Q.C. by May 23, 2013.  Please submit your information to his assistant Liz at llynchuk@lawsociety.sk.ca.