Day: January 4, 2017

Reminder – Pro Bono Service Award Nomination Deadline Coming Up!

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In recognition of the contribution of lawyers in Saskatchewan to supporting access to justice for persons of limited means, Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan and the Law Society of Saskatchewan have established an annual award to recognize outstanding pro bono service. The deadline for nominations is January 6, 2017 and the award will be presented at the Gown to Gown Lawyers’ Charity Gala.

The Gown to Gown Lawyers’ Charity Gala will be held on January 27, 2017 at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel in Regina. Enjoy an elegant evening of fun and dance for the members of the judiciary, lawyers, law students and their guests. This year’s proceeds support Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan.  gowntogown2017

Appropriate Dispute Resolution Survey

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By Kim Newsham
Innovation and Strategic Initiatives, Ministry of Justice

The Ministry of Justice is considering making some form of Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) mandatory before parties can proceed with a family law application.  ADR could include mediation, collaborative law, and separation/divorce coaching.  Exceptions to the requirement may be needed.  The Ministry has been consulting with stakeholders since August 2016 and continues to do so.  The Ministry is hoping to obtain as much feedback as possible before determining whether to proceed with legislative amendments.  Your participation is critical to the success of this project.  Please consider completing a short survey which is available at:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YJKBNGV

The survey will be open until January 31, 2017.  Individual survey results will be kept confidential; data will be used in aggregated form only.  If you have any questions about the survey, or if you wish to review the consultation document and provide written comments, please contact Kim Newsham at kim.newsham@gov.sk.ca or at 306-787-5709.