Be advised that some sources of legal information may be inaccurate or unreliable. When looking for reliable legal information, members of the public are encouraged to consider the source of the information and ask the legal information provider about their education, training and experience relevant to the legal information being provided. Legal information providers should ensure they are qualified to provide the legal information requested, and share with the public their relevant education, training and experience.
The following are ways of giving legal information and the types of legal information that may be provided:
Credible legal information resources may include:
Please refer to the Saskatchewan Access to Legal Information Project Resource on Detecting Legal Problems & Legal Information Sources in Saskatchewan for specific examples of credible legal resources.
Providing help on how to use credible legal resources may include:
Examples of the many types of legal information may include:
Commentary 1: Information may qualify as legal information whether or not a fee is charged for the service. Legal information may also be provided by a person, a person working within a for-profit or not-for-profit organization, or through an automated service.
Commentary 2: The legal information must relate directly to the province where the legal problem arose, for example, in Saskatchewan or elsewhere. If the legal problem involves persons or property in different provinces, a lawyer must be consulted so the court can determine the jurisdiction and what law will apply.