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For the Public

The Law Society of Saskatchewan was established in 1907 to carry out the purpose of regulating the legal profession in Saskatchewan, with an over-arching mandate to protect the public interest. The Law Society sets standards for ethics and competency of its members, disciplines its members when they breach those standards, and regulates the competency qualifications required to practice law in Saskatchewan.

Although working in the public interest, the Law Society does not provide legal advice to the public or advocate on behalf of individual members of the public. Rather, it conducts investigations to determine whether its members have abided by the stringent ethical and competency standards that all lawyers must adhere to. If lawyers do not observe these stringent standards, the Law Society conducts discipline hearings with a view to protecting the public interest.