Day: January 31, 2019

Law Society Penalty Decision: Law Society of Saskatchewan v. MacKay

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A penalty decision has been released in relation to the matter of the Law Society of Saskatchewan v. David MacKay. The following allegations against the Member were proven in an earlier phase of the hearing process:

i. did, after agreeing to trust conditions imposed by Lawyer S. in relation to the release of certain settlement funds coming into his possession, fail to comply with those trust conditions by releasing said funds without first ensuring the trust conditions had been met.

The following penalty was imposed by the Committee:

a. DAVID MACKAY is reprimanded;

b. DAVID MACKAY shall pay a fine to the Law Society of Saskatchewan in the amount of $1,000.00;

c. DAVID MACKAY shall pay costs to the Law Society of Saskatchewan in the amount of $11,000.00;

d. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT DAVID MACKAY shall pay the amounts noted above by 4:00 p.m. on April 30, 2019, failing which a suspension shall be imposed until such time as the amounts noted above have been paid in full.

For more information on the Law Society of Saskatchewan discipline proceedings, please visit the Discipline Section on the Law Society of Saskatchewan website.

Following Legal Sourcery via Email

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When the Law Society of Saskatchewan transitioned over to our new website design, we decided to bid farewell to our old news section, which used to be hosted on the home page. We found that most of these entries were being posted both in the news section and on our blog, Legal Sourcery. In an effort to cut down on duplication and streamline our communications to our membership and the public, Law Society news items will now appear solely on the blog.

Now that Legal Sourcery has become the main hub for Law Society news, it seems like a perfect time to get more acquainted with WordPress. In a few quick steps you can be following Legal Sourcery, automatically making life that much easier simply by being able to access our news items and articles directly from your inbox.

Following the blog is really easy and this article will walk you through the process.

  1. Look in the sidebar on the right and scroll all the way down to the bottom. You will find a section called “Follow Legal Sourcery via Email”. Enter your chosen email address here. WordPress gives you very fine grained control over how frequently you get emails, so in this case, I am going to enter my work email address.
  2. After you enter your email address, click “Follow”. In the bottom right hand corner of the screen, you will receive a notification reminding you to check your email.
  3. You will receive an email shortly. When you receive it, you will notice a few things. To follow the blog, click “Confirm Follow”. If you follow many WordPress blogs, you may want to sign up for a account as it makes keeping track of many blogs much easier. And, if you receive too much email (or not enough), you can adjust your email subscription options.follow-blog-confirm
  4. You have three options when you subscribe to blogs via email. You can receive an email as soon as we post a new article, or you can choose to receive either daily or weekly digests.