Day: October 10, 2017

Announcing SK A2J Week Events for the Public

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By Brea Lowenberger
Access To Justice Coordinator & Director of CREATE Justice, University of Saskatchewan, College of Law

Legal Sourcery is home to Saskatchewan Access to Justice Week announcements and highlights. In the days leading up to the week, we are announcing events that may be of interest to the public, lawyers, members of disciplines outside of law, and law students.

Today’s post highlights events that (i) invite the public to participate in a conversation on how to improve access to justice, or (ii) provide information for the public on resources and services that can be accessed which aim to improve access to justice for Saskatchewan residents.

MON. OCT. 16

Town Hall on the Future of Legal Services Provision in Saskatchewan (Saskatoon)
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“Spin for Access to Justice” Fundraiser* – Registration required
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Town Hall on the Future of Legal Services Provision in Saskatchewan (Regina)
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WED. OCT. 18

Lecture on Expanding Engagement: Creating Connections Between Delivery of Justice and Health Services with Michele Leering – Registration required
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Free Legal Resource Fair

  1. Tradeshow
  2. McKercher Lecture Series Presents “How can your library help you access legal information?” with Janet Freeman
  3. Walk-in Family Law Information Clinic

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FRI. OCT. 20

SALI Conference Keynote Public Lecture on,Legal Information, Legal Advice, and Access to Justice – The Distinction as it is Understood in the United States” with John Greacen
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Join the conversation!
Visit for more information and registration details for select events.

We want to hear from you!  Share your access to justice ideas, work, announcements, photos, reports on social media using the hashtag #SKA2J2017.


Publications Update

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By Kelly Laycock, Publications Coordinator

Who can believe it is October already? Falling leaves and dropping temperatures assure us that Autumn has arrived. You know what else has arrived? The 2017-2018 Saskatchewan Queen’s Bench Rules Annotated annual paperback. Did I mention that we’ve just updated the Saskatchewan Limitations Manual online resource too? What about our ongoing publications like our twice monthly Case Mail, which summarizes all the recent cases available in our Saskatchewan Cases database? Or perhaps you want to sink your teeth into our quarterly magazine, the Benchers’ Digest, highlighting current events and hot topics in the legal profession, as well as keeping our members up-to-date on what our Benchers are up to. Don’t forget the Law Society’s blog Legal Sourcery, and social media updates on Facebook and Twitter. Oh, and have you been to our website lately? Phew! What can I say, the LSS Library staff are keeping busy trying to please our voracious and diverse group of readers in as many formats and on as many platforms as possible!

Wascana Park, 2017 Photo by Kelly Laycock

2017-2018 QBRA

I realize that more than 250 of you already know our latest annual paperback edition of the QBRA is available (because our Library staff has shipped that many and counting!), but for those of you who somehow missed the announcements and are still in need of the most current legislation, case law and annotations for the Court of Queen’s Bench, what are you waiting for? Order now! Ebook now available.

Saskatchewan Limitations Manual

Annually updated and annotated by the talented Christine Johnston, BEd, LLB, this resource brings together recent 2017 case law and new limitations periods for all Saskatchewan statutes. For those of you who have not used this handy and free online resource, check it out!

Case Mail

The Courts of Saskatchewan send all their written reasons to us, and our team of legal digesters distill those often lengthy judgments into a few paragraphs so that practitioners don’t have to spend hours reading to get to the important information. Published and posted on the Law Society’s website on the 1st and the 15th of each month, Case Mail provides you with a short-cut to all the latest Saskatchewan cases.

Benchers’ Digest

Our quarterly magazine deftly delves into the hot topics and current events in the legal profession in the province, all while providing members with the important news of their governing body. Haven’t read it lately? Well, now’s your chance with the recent release of the Fall 2017 issue, and while you’re at it, check out recent back issues on our website too. Winter 2017 issue is in production and coming soon!

Parenting After Separation and Divorce Program – October 2017

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Family Justice Services is offering Parenting After Separation and Divorce Program at these locations in October 2017:

Moose Jaw – Saturday, October 14, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Weyburn – Saturday, October 14, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Yorkton – Saturday, October 21, 2017, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

and in Regina on the following dates from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm:

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017

These public information sessions are intended to help people who are considering or may be in the separation/divorce process. Topics of discussion include:

  • Options for resolving disputes and stages of separation and divorce: Presentation of the various stages, losses and changes experienced by separating or divorcing couples. Discussion of the options available for dispute resolution. Information of Child Support Guidelines.
  • Children’s reaction to separation/divorce: Discussion of how children may react at different developmental ages. Video presentation in which children talk about their personal experience of separation and/or divorce.
  • Challenges to parenting post separation/divorce: Presentation on changing family structure and roles. Emphasis on communication and keeping children out of the middle of parental conflict. Discussion video.

There is no fee for these sessions but registration is mandatory. To register, call (306) 787-9905 in Regina or toll-free 1-888-218-2822. Location will be provided when you register. Classes are for adults only. No child care will be provided.

(Scent free facilities)