Day: January 19, 2018
Valerie A. Payne, Complaints Counsel
Law Society of Saskatchewan
If you decide to “hang up your own shingle” and commence a legal practice (or business in which you provide legal advice and services), you are required to notify the LSS auditors by completing either a TA-1 Commencement form or TA-7 Exemption form.
This is true, regardless of whether you plan to have a trust account or not.
Both forms are contained in the same document, which can be found on the Law Society’s website. You would complete the TA-1 information if you intend to commence with a trust account, and the TA-7 portion if you intend to commence without a trust account. The auditors are happy to assist you with determining whether you should have a trust account, and with completion of the forms, if you have any questions.
This tip first appeared in Volume 30, Issue 4 of the Benchers’ Digest (Winter 2017). All issues of the Benchers’ Digest back to 1997 are available on the Law Society website. A searchable Professional Conduct Rulings Database is also available. Please check out both for more guidance.
By Melanie Hodges Neufeld
The Honourable Judge Gerald Morin will deliver the Halyk lecture at noon on January 22, 2018 at the College of Law. The topic is The History of Justice in Saskatchewan from an Indigenous Perspective. The event is free and qualifies for 1 CPD credit. If you are outside Saskatoon, the event will be live streamed. Please visit the College of Law website for more information and to view the event.