The Saskatchewan Access to Legal Information (SALI) Project is a partnership among libraries and justice stakeholders working together to increase legal information access in Saskatchewan. As a critical component of access to justice, it is important for the public to find and access legal information. Libraries are welcoming environments present in many communities and library staff, as trained information professionals, help the public identify and locate credible legal information.
The Law Society of Saskatchewan supports the SALI Project and provides Saskatchewan library staff with resources, training, and information to assist and empower members of the public searching for legal information and resources.
The Law Society’s Legal Information Guidelines identify types of legal information, credible sources of legal information, and how to use credible legal resources.
Staff at the Law Society’s Legal Resource Library help guide patrons towards credible sources of legal information. Law Society libraries in courthouses in Regina and Saskatoon are open to the public.
The Law Society’s librarians are available to provide on-site or virtual legal information assistance to libraries and their patrons: guiding patrons towards online and print sources, highlighting resources for further learning, teaching basic research skills, and suggesting appropriate referrals.
The Law Society maintains a list of key legal resources relevant to Saskatchewan in addition to free publications provided by the Government of Saskatchewan and Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan. The list is curated to support libraries who may wish to add legal titles to their collections and concentrates on resources aligned to priority areas as identified through Saskatchewan-focused legal needs research.
The Law Society offers three training webinars to help library staff share skills and knowledge to assist individuals searching for legal information.