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The Law Society of Saskatchewan, at its December 2020 Convocation, elected Foluke Laosebikan, Ph.D as President and James Korpan, Q.C. as Vice-President for 2021.
Foluke Laosebikan, Ph.D
Dr. Laosebikan has been a lawyer for twenty-five years and currently carries on a sole general practice in Melfort, Saskatchewan, specializing in family law and dispute resolution. She was first elected as a Bencher to fill a vacancy in 2017 and has served on the Access to Legal Services, Professional Standards, Conduct Investigation, Access & Equity and Audit Committees. Foluke and her family live in Melfort. She is actively involved in a few youth and family-centered programs as well as other community- enhancement programs in and around Melfort.
James Korpan, Q.C.
Mr. Korpan graduated from the University of Saskatchewan College of Law in 1992. He has spent his entire career with McDougall Gauley LLP (formerly McDougall Ready). James practices primarily in litigation with a focus on family and criminal law. He was elected as a Bencher in 2018 and has served on the Discipline Policy, Governance, Competency, and Future of Legal Services Committees, as well as in the role of a hearing officer. James and his family live in his home town of Regina. He is active in the community, serving as President of the Regina Cycle Club and as a Regina Ski Club volunteer.
The Law Society of Saskatchewan regulates the legal profession which consists of over 2,000 lawyers actively practicing law in the province. It sets and enforces standards for the admission, competency and professional conduct of its members. The Society is governed by 23 Benchers, including individuals who are not lawyers.