We are happy to announce that today, the Government of Saskatchewan repealed the temporary emergency regulations related to remote execution of certain documents and wills and replaced those regulations with permanent regulations allowing for remote execution of documents via electronic means (i.e. video calls) to continue long-term beyond the end of the public emergency period. This is a significant development in terms of enhancing access to justice in Saskatchewan and will serve to greatly increase the efficiency of many legal processes for lawyers and clients alike.
The newly enacted permanent regulations and Q&A documents prepared and provided by the Ministry of Justice are set out below:
The Law Society of Saskatchewan has been working closely with the Government of Saskatchewan on these measures. To reflect these changes, we’ve updated our Practice Directives and forms:
Please refer to important documents related to the amendments to The Land Titles Regulations, 2001 provided by the Registrar of Titles:
If you have questions regarding compliance or the application of this Directive, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.