The Code of Professional Conduct creates the standards of conduct and guidance as to their interpretation. This is intended to provide a framework within which a lawyer will fulfill his or her core duties of integrity, competency and loyalty. In some respects, this Code articulates aspirations consistent with the importance of the lawyer’s role serving clients and the administration of justice. The Code also articulates standards of conduct for which lawyers are held strictly accountable.
The Benchers of the Law Society of Saskatchewan are responsible for determining what constitutes a violation of the Code. In the Code, the Benchers attempt to define and illustrate appropriate standards of conduct expected in a lawyer’s professional relationship with clients, the profession and the justice system. It is impossible for any Code to establish all things that might amount to inappropriate behaviour on the part of a lawyer. For matters not specifically addressed in the Code, the Code may be used as a guide.
Code of Professional Conduct (Consolidation December 2019)