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June 14, 2016

Information Services Corporation has released information regarding their Annual Fee Review for 2016. Land Registry, Corporate Registry, Personal Property Registry, and Surveys Registry fees will be changing effective July 10, 2016. Please visit ISC website for a list of fee changes broken down by products.

June 13, 2016

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June 7, 2016

A Hearing Committee of the Law Society of Saskatchewan has released a decision in the discipline matter of Ruth Elaine Pradzynski.

June 3, 2016

The Law Society of Saskatchewan has issued a Notice of Interim Suspension in relation to Wayne Gary Webb pursuant to section 45 of The Legal Profession Act, 1990. Mr. Webb is not currently entitled to practice law. Scott Spencer of Robertson Stromberg LLP has been appointed as Trustee in relation to the law practice of Wayne Gary Webb. Inquiries may be directed to Scott Spencer at 306-652-7575.

June 1, 2016

The Law Society has recently developed a Locum Lawyer Registry, available on our website. A Locum Lawyer is a Saskatchewan lawyer, in good standing with the Law Society, who is willing to make themselves available (for appropriate financial compensation) to provide temporary or limited relief, or practice coverage for other Saskatchewan practitioners who may find themselves in need of some assistance. The services a Locum could be engaged to cover are instances such as holidays for solo practitioners, or extended medical leave. Temporary assistance for major projects or with “catch-up” may also be circumstances in which a Locum  would be helpful.

The website registry also features several useful documents to help with the process such as:

  • Information for Lawyers Seeking Locum Work
  • Tips for Hiring a Locum Lawyer
  • The Contract: Potential Issues and Sample Clauses
  • Ethical Issues and Practice Management
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Technology Preparedness
  • Locum Lawyer Scenarios


If you are interested in providing such a service to your fellow members or are in need of assistance, please visit the registry.

May 31, 2016

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Discipline Hearing Committee has issued a notice of hearing in the discipline matter of Marilyn Patricia Wappel.

May 27, 2016 

Administrative Notice: Supervised Access by Responsible Adult Orders - The Court of Queen's Bench has issued a new Administrative Notice to provide guidance and sample orders respecting Interim Custody and Supervised Access Orders where the supervision is provided by a responsible adult and not Family Justice Services or another agency. 

May 27, 2016

Bill 162, The Enforcement of Money Judgments Amendment Act, 2014 and the companion regulations, The Enforcement of Money Judgments Amendment Regulations, 2016 are proclaimed in force effective May 30, 2016.  The amendments include:

  • Extending the effective period for a notice of seizure of employment income from 12 months to two years;
  • Giving Sheriffs the authority to immediately ensure that the title to land is clear before the title is transferred to a third party purchaser.  This applies when there is an agreement that payment will be made out of the proceeds of a land sale to address a debt before being sold to another party;
  • Appointing a Director of Sheriffs ;
  • Authorizing the Director of Sheriffs to stop pursuing money from debtors if the amount owed is less than the cost to recoup it; and
  • Authorizing the Director of Sheriffs to provide the forms under the Act rather than requiring the passage of regulations.


The forms under the Act will continue to be made available electronically on line at the Queen’s Printer under The Enforcement of Money Judgments Act link.

Please contact Debbie Barker, Director, Enforcement of Money Judgments Unit at debbie.barker@gov.sk.ca for more information.

May 27, 2016

The Annual General Meeting of Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan will take place in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Bar Association – Saskatchewan Branch on Thursday June 16, 2016 at 2pm at The Saskatoon Club, 417 21 St. E., Saskatoon, SK.

The Annual General Meeting is being held for the purpose of:
1. Receipt and consideration of the Corporation’s Annual Report
2. Receipt and consideration of the Financial Statements and Auditor’s Report for 2015 
3. Reappointment of Auditor
4. Such other business as may properly come before the meeting.

May 27, 2016

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May 20, 2016

CPD PROGRAM PLANNING COMMITTEE - Call for Members

The Law Society of Saskatchewan is committed to providing continuing professional development opportunities to the profession. The CPD Program Planning Committee will assist the Director of Admissions & Education and the CPD Program Coordinator in the selection of subject matter, presenters, and the organization and delivery of continuing professional development programming.

The Law Society is seeking applications for the CPD Program Planning Committee. Selection for the Committee should be representative of the profession including diversity in practice, geographic location, gender, etc. An interest or experience in education would also be an asset.

The deadline for receipt of applications is June 27, 2016. Please submit a letter of interest and resume to the attention of Sarah Rider, CPD Program Coordinator via email to sarah@lawsociety.sk.ca.

May 16, 2016

CDIC Annual Reporting Requirements - This is a reminder to all members with trust accounts that trust account information as at April 30th must be provided to your bank no later than May 30th so that your account is insured as required.  For more information about this requirement, please go to our website Law Office Management section (password required).  

May 11, 2016

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May 4, 2016

Law Society Consultation on Entity Regulation

Driven in part by new technologies, new business models and access to justice concerns, the practice of law, the public demand for legal services and the regulation of the legal profession around the world are changing.  In collaboration with the Law Societies of Alberta and Manitoba, the Law Society of Saskatchewan is consulting with Saskatchewan lawyers to shape the future of regulation and delivery of legal services in our province.

The consultation will focus on what types of organizations (entities) should be regulated by the Law Society.  It will consider an approach where legal organizations are told what outcomes are expected of them, but not how to deliver them, providing the organization with the flexibility and autonomy to achieve the required outcomes. 

To take part, please visit www.lawsocietylistens.ca, where you can learn more about the consultation topics and answer the survey questions.  You will first have to register on the top right-hand corner of the site.  It may take a few moments to receive your registration link via email.  Once you have registered, you can submit general questions and written submissions in the “Starting the Dialogue” window and answer the specific survey questions about “Entity Regulation” and “Compliance-based Entity Regulation”by visiting those sections of the website.  You can also provide your input in a very preliminary discussion about “Alternative Business Structures.” 

For further information, the site also includes explanatory videos, articles about the consultation topics and Frequently Asked Questions.  The consultation topics were also covered in detail in a formal discussion paper authored by the Prairie law societies in November 2015 which we encourage you to read for further information.  

In addition to the information you will find on the site, we are offering further consultation opportunities to engage the greatest number of lawyers possible, including:

  • A free webinar presented by Benchers of the Law Society on May 18th at 12 p.m.  Please register here.
  • A panel discussion at our AGM in Saskatoon on June 16th at 4 pm for a face-to-face opportunity to learn about and discuss the issues and share your input.  Please register here.


The consultation website will be open until June 30. We encourage you to visit www.lawsocietylistens.ca to start the dialogue!

April 27, 2016

Saskatchewan Law Review vol. 79, no. 1 (2016) is now availble in fulltext for Law Society members. Articles in this issue include:

April 22, 2016

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April 21, 2016

Survey – Expanding the Responsibilities of Non-lawyer Legal Service Providers – Open until May 12, 2016

The Ministry of Justice and the Law Society of Saskatchewan have jointly undertaken a project to explore the possibility of expanding the scope of non-lawyer legal services providers. The objective would be to increase access to justice by making some services available to members of the public without the need to engage a lawyer’s services.  A short consultation paper describing the project can be found here.  

At this stage, we have no preconceived ideas about what services could be provided, what form of training/licensing might be necessary, or who the service providers would be or how these individuals would be regulated.  We have developed two surveys, one for the public and another for lawyers and others who currently provide legal services in some form.  The surveys are designed to help determine perspectives and needs regarding expanded legal services and are part of an extensive consultation with legal organizations and other stakeholders within Saskatchewan’s justice system. 

The survey for legal service providers can be completed by following this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PNT2PQZ.  

The survey for members of the public can be completed by following this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6VVRMP9.

You are also encouraged to forward these surveys to any other person or group that you believe would be interested in completing them.  We are asking that the surveys be completed by May 12, 2016.  We will be considering next steps once we have the survey results.

Thank you in advance for your assistance in this important initiative.

April 18, 2016

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Discipline Hearing Committee has issued a notice of hearing in the discipline matter of Ruth Elaine Pradzynski.

April 14, 2016

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April 7, 2016

Provincial Mediation Board and Office of Residential Tenancies (Regina) Moving - Please note that effective April 1, 2016, the Provincial Mediation Board and the Regina office of the Office of Residential Tenancies have relocated.  The new location and mailing address is 304 – 1855 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK   S4P 3T2.

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Discipline Hearing Committee has issued a notice of hearing in the discipline matter of Marilyn Adsit.

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April 5, 2016

In honour of the Canadian Bar Association’s Law Day, the Regina Public Library is cordially hosting a Legal Resources Fair on April 14th from 12 – 8 pm at the Central Library. Drop in between these hours to learn about your legal rights and to connect with community and legal service providers in Regina.  Read more...

March 30, 2016

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March 23, 2016

The University of Ottawa recently announced a new partnership with the University of Saskatchewan College of Law to offer a Certificate in French Common Law (CCLF). Beginning in the fall of 2016, it will allow incoming University of Saskatchewan students with competencies in French to obtain a CCLF from the University of Ottawa during the completion of the three year J.D.  Program. Read more...

March 10, 2016

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Discipline Hearing Committee has issued a notice of hearing in the discipline matter of Robert Laird Borden.

March 8, 2016

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Discipline Hearing Committee has issued a notice of hearing in the discipline matter of Ajit Kapoor.

March 7, 2016

Commencing March 2016, the Court of Queen's Bench is initiating a pilot project to deal with applications received from correctional facilities pursuant to section 525 of the Criminal Code to review the detention of persons being held before trial in excess of 30 days on a summary conviction offence or 90 days on an indictable offence. The process for dealing with these applications is set out in an information notice available on the Courts of Saskatchewan website.

March 3, 2016

Several amendments to The Condominium Property Regulations, 2001 came into effect on February 25, 2016, including an amendment to Form J – Declaration of Developer. The updated forms are available from Queen’s Printer and must be used effective immediately for all submissions to the Office of Public Registry Administration. For more information about the amendments, please review the condominium factsheets on Posting and Releasing of Security available at the Queen's Printer website.

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