CPD Program Planning Committee – Call for Members

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From Continuing Professional Development, Law Society of Saskatchewan

CPD Program Planning Committee – Call for Members

The Law Society of Saskatchewan is committed to providing continuing professional development opportunities to the profession. The CPD Program Planning Committee will assist the Director of Admissions & Education and the CPD Program Coordinator in the selection of subject matter, presenters, and the organization and delivery of continuing professional development programming.

The Law Society is seeking applications for the CPD Program Planning Committee. Selection for the Committee should be representative of the profession including diversity in practice, geographic location, gender, etc. An interest or experience in education would also be an asset.

The deadline for receipt of applications is May 2, 2018. Please submit a letter of interest and resume to the attention of Sarah Rider, CPD Program Coordinator via email to


E.M. Culliton Scholarship

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As a tribute to the former Chief Justice E. M. Culliton, an endowment was established by The Law Society of Saskatchewan to provide that in perpetuity a special scholarship is to be awarded for the pursuit of post-graduate studies in criminal law.

The criteria for the selection of the recipients of the annual scholarship are as follows:

The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating student of the College of Law, University of Saskatchewan or to a resident practicing member of The Law Society of Saskatchewan for the pursuit of graduate studies in criminal law at a recognized institution. The recipient will be selected on the basis of academic record and research potential, service to the practice of law in Saskatchewan, and such other guidelines as from time to time may be determined appropriate by the committee.

The deadline for applications is May 4, 2018.  For more information on this award, please visit our website.

Enforcement of Money Judgments

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From Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice, Court Services

Beginning February 5, 2018, search results in the Saskatchewan Personal Property Registry (SPPR) and Judgment Registry (JR) will display active enforcement instructions registered against judgments. Including these notices into the SPPR and JR will provide quick and convenient access to this information.

On February 5, all newly received enforcement instructions delivered to the local Sheriff will be registered by the Enforcement of Money Judgments Unit against judgments in the registry.  At that time, all current enforcement instructions filed with Sheriff Offices will have been imported into the SPPR and JR.

An enforcement instruction is a part of the legal process in place that enables the Sheriff to pursue funds owed under a judgment.  Enforcement Instructions to enforce a judgment can be provided to the local Sheriff after a judgment has been registered in the Judgment Registry.   More information on enforcement of judgments may be found at Sask Law Courts.


Victor P. Dietz, Q.C. Pro Bono Service Award Nominations Open

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By Carly Romanow
Executive Director & Staff Lawyer

Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan

For several years Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan and the Law Society of Saskatchewan have jointly presented an award to recognize outstanding pro bono contributions in the province.  With the blessing of Victor P. Dietz, Q.C.’s  family and his friends at Olive Waller Zinkhan & Waller LLP, a decision has been made to name the award in Vic’s honour.  The award will now be the “Victor P. Dietz, Q.C. Pro Bono Service Award”. Vic was a founding Director and the President of PBLS from its inception until 2013 when he retired after serving the maximum number of terms allowed on the Board.  After his retirement from the Board, Vic continued to support PBLS in many ways, including as a mentor to staff, an advisor to the Board, and a donor. Nominations for the award are due January 5, 2018.

New Interjurisdictional Support Order Application Forms

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From Saskatchewan Justice, Family Justice Services Branch

New Interjurisdictional Support Order (ISO) application forms were released October 1, 2017. The updated forms were created based on a uniform model template that will eventually be rolled out in all provinces and territories that have enacted ISO legislation.

Electronic copies of the new forms are available here.

Paper copies of the forms can be obtained from the Family Law Information Centre by contacting 1-888-218-2822 (extension 2).

Until further notice, the older version of the application forms will continue to be accepted by the ISO Unit.

ISC Corporate Registry Updates

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From Information Services Corporation

Information Services Corporation has provided links to a couple of articles regarding Corporate Registry updates that have come into effect recently. The first is regarding returned submissions and the second on enforcement changes:

Expired Returned Corporate Registry Submissions

All Corporate Registry submissions that are returned to customers for correction must be re-submitted and received within 30 days from the date of the returned submission correspondence. If the submission is not received within this 30-day period, it will be considered to have been abandoned/cancelled and will expire.

Corporate Registry Enforcement Changes

Effective October 4, 2017 the Corporate Registry is making changes to the way annual returns and renewals are enforced.