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The Assessment Tool Workbook is an optional resource that is intended to supplement the Assessment Tool. The Workbook is not submitted to the Law Society. The Workbook contains all the information contained in the Assessment Tool in a single document that can be downloaded, saved, and printed. The Workbook also includes areas where firms can make detailed comments about their strengths and areas for improvement in relation to each Principle. In many ways, the Workbook functions as the “working copy” of the firm’s self-assessment. However, the Workbook sets out additional content that will allow a firm to go deeper in any practice management areas they choose and explore further examples and resources related to any of the Assessment Tool Objectives.
There are two versions of the Workbook to address the unique circumstances of sole practitioners and multi -lawyer law firms. The Workbooks can be accessed through the online Assessment Tool or from the DR Hub (member login is required).
The Firm Culture Workbook is a supplemental resource to assist firms who choose to assess the strength of the firm’s policies and processes relating to the issues of: Equity, Diversity and Access, and Access to Legal Services. Although development of the Firm Culture Workbook was completed in conjunction with the Assessment Tool, the Firm Culture Principles do not form part of the mandatory requirement to complete the online Assessment Tool, and any use of this Workbook is confidential to you and is for your firm’s use only.
The Workbook can be accessed through various links in the Assessment Tool or by logging into the DR Hub. The Workbook can enhance the clarity and utility of Assessment Tool exercise in a variety of ways:
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The Law Society has licensed an online practice management course from the Law Society of British Columbia, which is being updated and revised for use in Saskatchewan. This course is available free of charge to members and is comprised of 16 modules. As the modules are updated and revised for use in Saskatchewan, they will be posted and available for members in the DR Hub. Each module includes specific learning objectives, a lesson with references and links, as applicable, to the Act, Rules, Code, decisions of courts and Law Society Committees, and other relevant resources. For detailed information on each of the Modules currently available visit the resource section of the DR Hub.