eBlasts

Saskatchewan Lawyers’ Insurance Association Inc. maintains contact with its membership through eBlasts distributed by the Law Society.  

December 1, 2016

Report Insurance Claims to Saskatchewan Lawyers’ Insurance Association (SLIA) – Deadline December 31, 2016

December 31, 2016 marks the mid-point of SLIA’s current policy year for Professional Liability Insurance.  If you know of any circumstances which might possibly give rise to an insurance claim against you and you have not already reported it to the Saskatchewan Lawyers’ Insurance Association (SLIA), we ask that you report these circumstances to SLIA at this time.

If you think you might have made an error in providing professional services to others or someone is making allegations (even unmeritorious allegations) that you have made an error or you are concerned about a file now, please call, email or write SLIA and put us on notice.

Here is how you can contact SLIA:

Brad Hunter, Q.C. - 306-569-3091 ext 1 - brad@slia.ca

Tim Brown - 306-569-3091 ext 2  - tbrown@slia.ca

Or go to our website at www.lawsociety.sk.ca through to the Members Portal, and fill in and submit a Liability Claim Report Form.  If you would like a form mailed or e-mailed to you, please contact Linda-Marie at 306-569-3091, ext 4  OR  lindamarie@slia.ca.

November 30, 2016

Fraud Alert

This alert is to advise members of the Law Society about a scam currently being circulated to members.

Details: 

  • Collection of a debt/loan on behalf of the client.
  • The client approaches the member/firm by email with a gmail address.
  • The client’s name is William Brooks, but that could change.  Another name used was Volker Litzinger.  The phone number used was 289-271-4512, but again, that could change. 
  • Shortly after collection, action is commenced, and a third party cheque for a substantial portion of this debt/loan is received by the law firm.
  • The client, of course, wants the money and presses for funds to be transferred to their bank account immediately.
  • The cheque received in payment of the debt/loan is later found to be a hoax and the firm is out the amount transferred to the scammer’s account.


For further information and instructions on what to do if you suspect a scam, please click on the link:  https://nsbs.org/fraud-alert-loan-collection-scam-attempt-volker-ritzinger (scroll down the page to see the actual fraud alert). 

Please contact the Law Society of Saskatchewan before paying out any funds if you have any suspicion or red flags as outlined in the above link that are noted.

October 13, 2016

WCB Considerations When Buying a Business

Saskatchewan Lawyers’ Insurance Association Inc. would like to remind all Law Society of Saskatchewan members of the importance of obtaining a Clearance Certificate pursuant to section 156 of The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013, when acting for the purchaser of a business.  Liabilities to the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board remain the liability of the business and will become the responsibility of the new owner.  As an additional remedy, Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board is entitled to add the amount of unpaid WCB premiums to the municipal tax roll.  Therefore, the municipal tax roll should also be reviewed by the lawyer acting for the purchaser of a business.

Please note that the WCB Clearance Certificates and other due diligence items are included in the Law Society of Saskatchewan’s “Asset Purchase and Sale Procedure” checklist located in the members’ section.  Clearance Certificates can be requested by contacting the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board by calling 1-800-667-7590 or emailingemployerservices@wcbsask.com.

May 26, 2016

Want Coverage? Deadline to Report Insurance Claims is June 30, 2016

It’s that time of year again.  On July 1, 2016, our current policy of Professional Liability Insurance will expire and a new Policy of Insurance will come into effect.  If you know of any circumstances which might possibly, at some point in the future, give rise to an insurance claim against you, you must report these circumstances to the Saskatchewan Lawyers’ Insurance Association (SLIA) before the end of June 2016.

As the Policy is a Claims Made Policy it will only provide coverage if you had no knowledge of the claim or potential claim before the policy period commences and could not reasonably have foreseen that a claim might arise.  Therefore, if you think you might have made an error in providing professional services to others or someone is making allegations (even unmeritorious allegations) that you have made an error or you are concerned about a file now, please call, email or write SLIA and put us on notice before the policy year runs out on July 1, 2016.

Here is how you can contact SLIA:

Brad Hunter, Q.C. : (306) 569-3091, ext. 1 brad@slia.ca
Tim Brown : (306) 569-3091, ext. 2  tbrown@slia.ca

Or go to our website at www.lawsociety.sk.ca through to the Members Portal, and fill in and submit a Liability Claim Report Form.  If you would like a form mailed or e-mailed to you, please contact Linda-Marie at 306-569-3091, ext. 4 or lindamarie@slia.ca.

May 12, 2016

SLIA Insurance Assessment Renewal

This is to advise that we have mailed the SLIA Insurance Assessment Renewal package to all practicing members this week.  More detailed information is included in the package.  Payment can be made online under the “member profile login,” then select “order items owing.”

The SLIA Insurance Assessment for this year is down $280 from last year.  The insurance levy for 2016 – 2017 has been set at $1,280, plus $64 GST, for a total of $1,344.  It is due by June 15, 2016 and any member who has not paid by June 15th will be assessed late fees.  Members who fail to pay the insurance levy prior to July 1, 2016 will be disqualified.

December 3, 2015

Report Insurance Claims - Deadline December 31, 2015

December 31, 2015 marks the mid-point of our current policy year for Professional Liability Insurance.  If you know of any circumstances which might possibly give rise to an insurance claim against you and you have not already reported it to the Saskatchewan Lawyers’ Insurance Association (SLIA), we ask that you report these circumstances to SLIA at this time.

If you think you might have made an error in providing professional services to others or someone is making allegations (even unmeritorious allegations) that you have made an error or you are concerned about a file now, please call, email or write SLIA and put us on notice.

Here is how you can contact SLIA:

Brad Hunter, Q.C. : (306) 569-3091, ext. 1 brad@slia.ca
Tim Brown : (306) 569-3091, ext. 2  tbrown@slia.ca

Or go to our website at www.lawsociety.sk.ca through to the Members Portal, and fill in and submit a Liability Claim Report Form.  If you would like a form mailed or e-mailed to you, please contact Linda-Marie at 306-569-3091 ext 4fs, or lindamarie@slia.ca.