By Barbra Bailey, Policy Counsel
Law Society of Saskatchewan
The Legal Services Task Team was appointed in 2017 as a joint initiative of the Ministry of Justice and the Law Society of Saskatchewan to examine whether service providers other than lawyers should be permitted to provide some legal services in Saskatchewan.
The Task Team has completed its work and released its final report. The report includes a number of recommendations on how to improve the regulation and provision of legal services in the province.
The recommendations include:
The report is now under the consideration of the Minister of Justice and the Benchers of the Law Society of Saskatchewan. Members are encouraged to contact Benchers or Law Society Administration if they have comments on the recommendations. The Benchers will be discussing the recommendations at the September 14th Convocation meeting in Regina.