Day: October 5, 2017

Legal Services Provider Consultation

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By Barbra Bailey, Policy Counsel
Law Society of Saskatchewan

The Ministry of Justice and the Law Society of Saskatchewan have jointly undertaken a project to explore the possibility of allowing non-lawyers to provide some legal services in Saskatchewan.  A Task Team – comprised of lawyers, individuals working in the legal system who are not lawyers and members of the public – has been appointed to examine this issue and develop recommendations for consideration by the Benchers and the Ministry about the appropriate role, if any, of non-lawyers in the provision of legal services.  In carrying out its mandate, the Task Team will consider a wide range of possible approaches and will keep the public interest central to its determination.  For more information about the Task Team, a press release can be viewed here.

An extensive consultation with legal organizations and other stakeholders within Saskatchewan’s justice system is currently underway.  A consultation paper describing the project and the mandate of the Task Team can be found here.  Any groups or individuals wishing to make a submission on this topic may contact the Task Team by email at LSTaskTeam@gov.sk.ca.

Law Society Staff Named Library Technician of the Year

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By Melanie Hodges Neufeld

The Saskatchewan Association of Library Technicians (SALT) recently named our very own Sarah Roussel-Lewis as the Library Technician of the Year! The Library Technician/Assistant of the Year Award is presented to a Saskatchewan Library Technician or Library Assistant who has made a notable contribution to their library of employment or the library field. Sarah has been a Library Technician at our Regina branch for just over 5 years and is an invaluable member of our team.

Congratulations Sarah! You’ve made us proud.

Sarah dressing up as Waldo, Halloween 2014