The Law Society launched our new updated website on January 11, 2019. Over the next several weeks, we are rerunning our Discover the New Law Society Website blog series to remind users of the new content and features. We are continually revising the site based on user feedback and will outline any changes in future blog posts.
The Law Society of Saskatchewan regulates the legal profession in Saskatchewan with a view to maintaining high standards of competence and integrity and ensuring that the public trust and confidence in the legal profession are maintained. This section of the website provides information on the framework within which the Law Society operates to fulfill its mandate to protect the public interest through effective regulation of the legal profession, and information on the outcomes of our regulatory processes. Specifically:
- Act, Code and Rules – Law Society functions are governed by The Legal Profession Act, 1990, the Rules of the Law Society of Saskatchewan and the Code of Professional Conduct. In combination, the Act, Rules and the Code of Professional Conduct, provide the framework within which the Law Society operates to fulfill its mandate to protect the public interest through effective regulation of the legal profession.
- Complaints Outcomes – Complaints against lawyers are received by Law Society Professional Responsibility Counsel, who investigate the matter to determine under which category the concern falls: ethics, professional standards, or conduct that might require discipline. This page provides further information on these courses of action.
- Hearings, Decisions and Outcomes – Information on Pending Discipline Matters, Discipline Decisions, Conduct Reviews, Ethics Rulings, Admissions and Education Proceedings, and Admissions and Education Decisions.
- Lawyers with Practice Conditions/Restrictions – A listing of lawyers with practice conditions/restrictions.
- Lawyer Trusteeships and Successors – A listing of lawyer trusteeships and successors.