Treat the process of hiring a locum lawyer as you would if you were hiring a new permanent staff member.
As the contracting firm/lawyer, it is your responsibility to satisfy yourself that the locum lawyer is right for you. You can check the current status of the lawyer on the Law Society’s Find a Lawyer Directory. In the interest of the public, the directory includes the current status of the lawyer, such as whether his or her licence is suspended, whether there are restrictions on the practice, or whether he or she has a discipline history. If a potential locum lawyer does not appear in the Find a Lawyer Directory, he or she is not currently a Member of the Law Society of Saskatchewan. You can also check Pending Discipline Matters, which lists information about upcoming hearings.