Month: November 2015

MadLib Mondays #5

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madlibsBy Kelly Laycock

We are heading into our first week of December (What? When did that happen?), and we are going to holiday-spice up our MadLibs from now until Christmas. So far we have 12 successful entries for our draw, and the more often you submit, the more chances you have of being selected! Each week the library staff vote for our three favourites out of the submissions we receive from Monday to Thursday, and we post the winners on Friday of that same week. If we choose yours, your name will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate from Chapters. We will make the draw on December 21, 2015. Happy Holidays!

Fill this list in with the appropriate parts of speech. Then you can either put it in the comments below, or send it to me with the subject MadLibs. Be sure to check out our post on Friday to read the top three picks of the week. Thanks for playing!

MadLibs #5     Letter to Santa


In case you missed it, here are the results from last week’s MadLib!


Personal Property Registry

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By Peter Nokonechny
Client Relationship Manager, Information Services Corporation

Information Services Corporation released two maintenance upgrades to the Personal Property Registry effective Saturday November 28, 2015.

The Personal Property Registry now has a Draft Summary option that allows customers to view and save or print a draft registration setup or amendment before submitting. Previously, the only way to view a draft prior to registration was to view each tab in the registration process individually. This new feature will be particularly useful for customers that need to get client approval prior to registration.  The draft summary tab is an optional tab.

Also, the Transaction Description has been moved from the first step to the second step of the registration process, which allows customers the option to enter and edit this field at any time while completing the registration. Previously, this field could only be accessed once, when first starting the registration.


These changes do not affect Business to Business (B2B) submissions (setup, renewals, discharge and search).


MadLib Weekly Top Three #4

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madlibsBy Kelly Laycock

Another successful week of MadLib madness! Thanks to everyone who sent us a submission. We had quite a few new participants this week, so new must be getting out. As with last week, I compiled the submissions and sent them to our Library staff to judge (anonymously, of course…no favouritism allowed here!). Our picks in reverse order…

Weird News

Third Place goes to:

A telephone in Bountiful, Utah, was arrested this morning after he danced in front of a hoola-hoop. Humberfloob had a history of skating, but no one – not even his coffee cup – ever imagined he’d sing with a stapler stuck in his belly button.

“I always thought he was famous, but I never thought he’d do something like this. Even his sister was surprised.”

After a brief swim, cops followed him to Chuck E. Cheese, where he reportedly worried in the fry machine.

In December, a woman was charged with a similar crime. But rather than eating with a mistletoe, she burned with a tiny dog.

Either way, we imagine that after witnessing him applaud with a diamond, there are probably a whole lot of cookies that are going to need some therapy.

The runner up is:

A thermometer in Zany was arrested this morning after he swam in front of a three-piece suit. Donald Trump had a history of yelling, but no one – not even his armadillo – ever imagined he’d clap with a fire truck stuck in his big toe.

“I always thought he was shiny, but I never thought he’d do something like this. Even his great grandmother was surprised.”

After briefly playing with marbles, cops followed him to Burger King, where he reportedly stronged in the fry machine.

In August, a woman was charged with a similar crime. But rather than dreaming with dynamite, she ran with a smelly dog.

Either way, we imagine that after witnessing him trotting with a cape, there are probably a whole lot of brooms that are going to need some therapy.

And voted Number 1 by our Library Staff:

A monster in Alabama was arrested this morning after he cowered in front of a telephone. Sean had a history of teleporting, but no one – not even his camera – ever imagined he’d eat with a cat stuck in his arm.

“I always thought he was hairy, but I never thought he’d do something like this. Even his cousin was surprised.”

After briefly chain-smoking, cops followed him to Applebee’s, where he reportedly blackened in the fry machine.

In June, a woman was charged with a similar crime. But rather than writing with a building, she ran with a fluffy dog.

Either way, we imagine that after witnessing him driving with hot sauce, there are probably a whole lot of penguins that are going to need some therapy.


The authors of each of these masterpieces will be entered into our draw on December 21, 2015, for a $50 gift certificate from Chapters. Everyone is welcome to play again next week. Keep the silliness coming!



Family Law Assistance – Walk in Sessions

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By Melanie Hodges Neufeld

Starting Wednesday, December 2nd  between 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., the Family Law Information Centre will be offering free family law assistance sessions for the public. If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the following questions, drop in for free assistance at the Regina branch of the Law Society Library:

  • Are you applying to court for child support, custody/access or divorce?
  • Do you need help with court forms or the process?
  • Do you wonder if you have options other than going to court?

We can help answer your questions, and use the court forms available on Family Law Saskatchewan (PLEA).

Upcoming dates include:

  • December 2, 9, 16
  • January 6, 13, 20, 27
  • February 3, 10, 24

Benchers’ Digest

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bdnov2015By Kelly Laycock

The latest issue of the Benchers’ Digest is now available. The Benchers’ Digest is published by the Law Society after each Convocation to update our members on policy and regulatory decisions made by the Benchers, to inform members about Society programs and activities, and to provide news and announcements of interest to the legal profession. Highlights of Volume 28, Issue No. 4 include:

  • Bencher Election 2015 Results by Thomas Schonhoffer, Q.C., Executive Director
  • Highlights of the Meeting of the Benchers from the September 25 and October 16 meetings
  • In Memoriam for Ian Mentiplay – an excerpt from his eulogy by Jeff Scott
  • Many Thanks to the many volunteers from 2015
  • Who’s Who at the Law Society President’s Dinner
  • Sarah Rider Joins the Law Society
  • Pro Bono Volunteer Profiles – Lloydminster Legal Grounds
  • Upcoming CPD activities
  • And more!

Find this issue and archives of past issues on the Law Society Publications page.

Do you have something of interest to our readers that you’d like to include in the January issue of the Benchers’ Digest? Now is the time to let us know! Email with your articles or notices.

Running out of Time to Complete CPD Credits?

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cpdlogoBy Melanie Hodges Neufeld

With the end of the year fast approaching, take advantage of the CPD department’s recorded webinars to meet your credit requirements. The Law Society Continuing Professional Development department offers numerous recorded versions of their webinars for you to watch at your convenience. 2015 offerings include:

  • Managing Client Expectations– Presenters: Gregory Walen, Q.C. & Victor Dietz, Q.C.
  • Treaty Rights and Resource Development in Saskatchewan: Emerging Legal Issues– Presenter: Dwight Newman
  • The Purchase and Sale of a Revenue Property– Presenter: Dale Beck
  • Social Media and Privacy – What Employment Lawyers Need to Know
  • Plus many more….

If you are interested in legal research training, 2014 webinars by Law Society Library staff are still available and relevant:

  • Finding Sentencing Ranges
  • It’s Yours! Use It! – Reap the Benefits of Your Law Society’s Investment in CanLII
  • Researching Saskatchewan Legislation Online
  • Researching Saskatchewan Case Law