Day: February 6, 2018

Regina Public Library’s Legal Speaker Series 2018

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By Alan Kilpatrick

The Regina Public Library is hosting its third annual Legal Speaker Series on Saturday, February 10th from 10:00am – 4:30pm at the George Bothwell Branch.

Drop in between these hours to attend a variety of free workshops on common legal issues, and to learn more about your legal rights. Some sessions require registration.  Volunteer lawyers with Pro Bono Law will be offering 30 minutes of free legal advice. Appointments must be pre-booked directly with Pro Bono Law.

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Library is excited to participate in the event again this year and to connect with members of the public. I will be hosting a workshop on “Doing Your Own Legal Research” for self-represented litigants from 11:15am – 12:15pm:

11:15 – 12:15 – Doing Your Own Legal Research
Doing your own legal research for a court case can be intimidating, especially if you have no formal legal training. However, there is help out there for people wanting to represent themselves. Join reference librarian Alan Kilpatrick from the Law Society of Saskatchewan Library to learn about CanLII, a free legal service that can be accessed by anyone via the Internet. The presentation contains federal and provincial case law, legislation, and more.

Do you need to learn how to conduct your own legal research? Are you just curious about Canadian law? Don’t miss this exciting session with the Law Society of Saskatchewan Library!

We look forward to seeing you there!  Click here to learn more.

Upcoming CPD Webinar – March/April 2018

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Webinar: Creating and Managing a Digital Practice (CPD-191)

This webinar is being held on:
Wednesday, March 7, 2018  from 12pm to 1pm (Sask. Time) | Qualifies for 1 CPD hour

Lawyers are swamped in paper. We generate and receive reams of it. We chase it, try to keep it organized, are slaved to our desks so we can access it and when it is no longer needed we store it, sometimes at pricey, downtown, lease rates. If you are tired of this drain on your resources then this is your opportunity to learn how to “kick the habit”. Not only will you learn how to actually create  a paperless practice but also best practices for managing it. Who should attend? Anyone who is finally tired of the daily paper-hunt.

The webinar will be presented by Jeff Scott, Q.C., Practice Advisor and Colin Clackson, Q.C.,  Committee Member with the Electronic Office Working Group for the Law Society of Saskatchewan.

For more details and to register, click here: Creating and Managing a Digital Practice

Lunch’n Learn SRL Series: The Big Shift-Responding to Increasing Self-Representation in Family Law (CPD-181)

This lunch’n learn is being held on:
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 12pm to 2pm (Sask. Time) | Saskatoon | Qualifies for 1.5 CPD hours, .5 of which qualifies as Ethics
Wednesday, March 28, 2018  from 12pm to 2pm (Sask. Time) | Regina | Qualifies for 1.5 CPD hours, .5 of which qualifies as Ethics

“The Big Shift: Responding to Increasing Self-Representation in Family Law” will be led by Madam Justice Goebel, Kim Newsham and Christine Hansen-Chad. Their goal is to offer practical advice, tips, and observations for dealing with SRLs, from a court, private practice and front-line perspective.

This session has been conveniently scheduled from noon to 2pm to ensure minimum disruption to your daily practice; lunch will be provided and can be collected starting at noon and eaten during the presentation which will start promptly at 12:30pm.

For more details and to register, click here: The Big Shift-Responding to Increasing Self-Representation in Family Law

Lunch’n Learn SRL Series: Civil Litigation and Insurance Matters (CPD-180)

This lunch’n learn is being held on:
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 12pm to 2pm (Sask. Time) | Saskatoon | Qualifies for 1.5 CPD hours, .5 of which qualifies as Ethics
Thursday, April 19, 2018  from 12pm to 2pm (Sask. Time) | Regina | Qualifies for 1.5 CPD hours, .5 of which qualifies as Ethics

The webinar will be presented by Nicholas Cann of  McKercher LLP and Jane Wootten of SGI.

Details to follow.