Day: October 12, 2018

An Invitation to Participate in SK A2J Week – Events for Lawyers, Law Students, Law Professors

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A2J Week Banner 2018By Brea Lowenberger

Director of CREATE Justice and Access to Justice Coordinator, University of Saskatchewan, College of Law

This post highlights events that may interest lawyers, law students, and/or law professors during the Saskatchewan Access to Justice Week, including CPD events.

PRE-WEEK EVENTS
Conference on Medical-Legal Partnerships in Saskatchewan: Disseminating information to key stakeholders (Saskatoon) Registration FULL
(Email justicehealth_coi@usask.ca for more information and to learn about future related events.)

Law Student Small Urban and Rural Law Firm Trip (Rural Centres)Registration required
(Law students can check their email for more information.)

Dress Like a Pro Bono Lawyer Friday (Province-Wide)
(Donation form and details.)

WEEK-LONG EVENTS
Launch of Saskatchewan Access to Legal Information Project Advertising Campaign (Province-Wide)
(Join the campaign by downloading and sharing the campaign materials [videos, bookmarks, posters, and documents] when the campaign launches during the week.)

Reconciliation, Decolonization, Indigenization – What Do These Words Mean to YOU? (Saskatoon)
(Taking place in Students’ Lounge, College of Law, University of Saskatchewan throughout the week.)

SAT. OCT. 20
Run for Justice Fundraiser (Saskatoon)Registration required
(Registration information here.)

MON. OCT. 22
A Spotlight on Access to Justice Champions: A Volunteer Appreciation Event (Saskatoon)
(Taking place in Students’ Lounge, College of Law, University of Saskatchewan.)

College of Law Faculty Research Roundtable, supported by CREATE Justice Advisory Committee (Sasktoon)Registration required
(Email createjustice@usask.ca to register.)

Presentation on The Restorative Action Program: A School-Based, Community-Driven Initiative (Saskatoon and Province-Wide)
(Event and live-stream information here.)

TUES. OCT. 23
The Benefits of Diversity (Saskatoon; 6 CPD Ethics hours) Registration required
(Register here.)

Saskatchewan Law Review Lecture presented by Orlando Da Silva, Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General – Fostering Support: Mental Health Among Lawyers (Saskatoon; 1 CPD hour for lawyers)
(Event information here.)

WED. OCT. 24
The Benefits of Diversity (Regina; 6 CPD Ethics hours)Registration required
(Register here.)

FRI. OCT. 26
French Legal Information Centre of Saskatchewan Information Booth (Saskatoon)
(Learn more here.)

Join the conversation!

We want to hear from you! Share your access to justice ideas, work, announcements, photos, reports on social media using the hashtag #SKA2J2018.

Visit law.usask.ca/createjustice for more information.

 

 

2018 Canadian National Pro Bono Firm Award Winner – Norsask Law

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Kaitlynn McArthur, Programs Coordinator, Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan and Benedict Feist of Norsask Law.

by Carly Romanow, Executive Director & Staff Lawyer of Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan 

At the recent National Pro Bono Conference, Norsask Law of North Battleford, Saskatchewan won the Canadian National Pro Bono Firm Award. The Award recognizes a Canadian law firm that has made an outstanding contribution to the provision of pro bono services. There were several very impressive nominees, including international firms, but the small yet mighty contribution of Norsask Law prevailed. Norsask Law is comprised of three dedicated lawyers, Richard Gibbons, Robert Feist and Benedict Feist. Since 2015, Norsask Law has dedicated its lawyers’ time and attention to participate in the North Battleford Free Legal Clinic as well as provide additional time to take on full representation files. Norsask Law makes up approximately 80% of the volunteer pool in the North Battleford area. Benedict Feist has also dedicated his time to assisting with a project in North Battleford to designate a cemetery connected to the Battleford Industrial School as a municipal heritage site. Norsask Law has demonstrated itself to be crucial in creating a more accessible justice system in North Battleford and its surrounding area. Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan is grateful and proud to have Norsask Law as a member of our programs and services. Please join PBLS in congratulating and celebrating Norsask Law for their commitment to improving access to justice in Saskatchewan.