The Saskatchewan Practice Checklists are a professional reference for Saskatchewan legal services providers. Since their creation in 1997, the Practice Checklists have been a valuable resource for Saskatchewan legal practitioners, with many lawyers and judges giving generously of their time and expertise to create, review and update them over the years. The Law Society of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Lawyers Insurance Association would like to express appreciation and grateful thanks to the many contributors who helped to update the Practice Checklists to bring them in line with legal and regulatory changes and current best practices.
The Saskatchewan Practice Checklists are intended as guidance only. They are meant to assist legal service providers in organizing and conducting legal matters and to suggest items for consideration. The checklists are neither exhaustive, nor a complete analysis of any of the topics covered. The checklists are not intended as mandatory guidelines for the conduct of any matter.
The checklists are not a substitute for your professional judgment. When using a checklist, you are responsible for determining its suitability to your legal matter, deciding what activities to carry out, and adapting the checklist to meet your needs, the facts and circumstances of your file, and your client’s instructions.
You may find it useful to customize some of the checklists for use in your practice.
The Saskatchewan Practice Checklists should be used only as guidance and as a secondary reference. The checklists are not a complete analysis of any area of law. Users should conduct their own appropriate legal research.
The Law Society of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Lawyers Insurance Association, authors, and editors of the Saskatchewan Practice Checklists accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions, and expressly disclaim any such responsibility.
References to statutory amendments, case law, and changes in practice are current to the date indicated at the beginning of each checklist.