Day: September 18, 2018

Law Society of Saskatchewan accepts recommendations of Legal Services Task Team

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The Benchers of the Law Society of Saskatchewan (LSS) have considered the work of the Legal Services Task Team and have accepted the recommendations as outlined in the Task Team’s final report.

The Legal Services Task Team, a collaborative effort of the Law Society of Saskatchewan and the Ministry of Justice, was appointed in 2017 to examine the possibility of allowing non-lawyers to provide some legal services in Saskatchewan, consider a spectrum of options, and develop recommendations for further consideration by the Benchers and the Minister of Justice. The Task Team comprised 11 members, each with a different background relating to legal services.

The Benchers of the Law Society of Saskatchewan express appreciation for the extensive work of the Co-Chairs and the Legal Services Task Team and staff working group in examining this complex issue and commend those involved throughout the consultation process.

Subject to acceptance of the recommendations by the Government of Saskatchewan, and the requisite legislative amendments, the Law Society of Saskatchewan will implement the recommendations. The full report can be accessed here.

Upcoming CPD Events

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Last Chance! Sidebar Social on the Road: Ethics in Everyday Practice – Dealing With Your Client
Regina (Copper Kettle) – Wednesday September 19, 2018

This Fall we are returning to Regina with our popular Sidebar Social Series. As with previous sessions, this program will offer an opportunity to gain some practical knowledge on a relevant topic from a panel of judges and an experienced senior practitioner.

The casual setting involves a CPD presentation dedicated to an in-depth discussion of the ethical considerations encountered in everyday practice and will focus specifically on the issues at hand when dealing with clients, there will also be a generous question period and a light meal, beverages and some time for networking are also included. Don’t miss out on this unique event!

Qualifies for 2 CPD Hours, which also qualify for Ethics.
To register, please follow this link: Sidebar Social – Ethics in Everyday Practice

Fast Approaching! Televised Seminar: After the Ash Settles – The Legalisation of Recreational Marijuana
Friday September 28, 2018 – Broadcast from the University of Regina to various locations across Saskatchewan

In October 2018, federal legislation comes into force which authorises Canadian provinces and territories to establish mechanisms for the sale of recreational marijuana. Legalisation ends almost a century of near criminal prohibitions related to marijuana and makes Canada just the second country in the world to fully legalise cannabis.

This seminar addresses some of the issues faced by various practice areas and offers insights from Public Policy, Provincial Government and Law Enforcement perspectives.

Qualifies for 5.5 CPD hours.
For additional info and to register, click here: After the Ash Settles 

New Opportunity! Webinar: CLIA Cyber Liability Insurance Group Policy: Protecting Your Firm and Your Clients

All lawyers insured by CLIA now have mandatory cybercrime coverage. But do you know how the policy works and what you and your firm must do to qualify for coverage?  Lawyers and law firms are potential targets for hackers, ransomware and cyber criminals.  CLIA’s Cyber Liability Program provides cybercrime coverage for insured lawyers and their clients.

In this one-hour webinar, the Law Society of Manitoba’s Director of Insurance, Tana Christianson, reviews the scope of coverage under the policy and how to access that coverage.  You will also hear from Sean Rivera and Simon Young of the Law Society of Manitoba’s IT department about the cybercrime risks out there and how you can protect yourself, your firm and your clients so that hopefully you won’t ever need to make a claim. They will also explain what your firm needs to do from an IT perspective to meet the conditions of coverage. Although this webinar was delivered by the Law Society of Manitoba, the content applies to Law Society of Saskatchewan members as well.

Qualifies for 1 CPD hour, which also qualifies as Ethics.

To access this webinar, you will need to register for the Law Society of Manitoba’s CPD Online platform and pay the webinar registration fee through that site. To do so, follow this linkLaw Society of Manitoba – CPD Online