It is the locum lawyer’s responsibility to ensure that his or her professional liability insurance practice coverage is in place and properly accommodates the locum lawyer’s work. This includes ensuring, for example, that locum lawyer’s work is appropriately insured by the Saskatchewan Lawyers’ Insurance Association’s mandatory coverage liability policy.
The contracting firm/lawyer should satisfy themselves that the locum lawyer is properly insured, since the locum lawyer is working on their behalf and they may be affected and have related policy obligations. It is also important for both parties to consider whether they have excess insurance needs.
The Saskatchewan Lawyers’ Insurance Association provides further information on practice coverage and related issues on the Law Society of Saskatchewan’s website (Membership login required).