Events

CLASSIC Karaoke & Lip Sync Battle 2019

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CLASSIC assists low-income members of our community with their legal needs while providing practical legal education to law and inter-disciplinary students.

You are cordially invited to join CLASSIC on March 1st, 2019 at 7:00pm for their 2nd CLASSIC Karaoke & Lip Sync Battle event at the Capitol! Tickets are $50 and it promises to be a night of fun, laughs, and entertainment.

Doors open at 6:30 pm. Show begins at 7:00 pm.

DETAILS
Date: March 1, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: The Capitol – 244 1st Ave N.
Ticket Price: $50

Please make a donation if you are unable to attend or can help even more.

Regina Public Library Legal Resource Fair

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The Law Society and Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan are proud planning partners of the Regina Public Library Legal Resource Fair occurring on February 2, 2019 at the Central Branch. The event includes information on Saskatchewan legal resource providers and organizations, public legal presentations and Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan clinics.

Tradeshow presenters include:

  • Saskatchewan Queen’s Printer
  • Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan
  • ADR Institute of Saskatchewan
  • The Association of Jurists en Francophonie Saskatchewan (Association of French speaking Lawyers)
  • Family Law Information Centre, Ministry of Justice
  • Child Support Recalculation Services
  • Law Society of Saskatchewan
  • Office of Residential Tenancies & Provincial Mediation Board
  • SaskTel Pioneers – Free Income Tax Preparation Clinic @ United Way, Lyle Sampson, Coordinator Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan

Presentations include:

Wills and Estates 10:00 – 11: 00 am
Plan for your future. Learn about making a valid will. The responsibilities of an executor, joint accounts, gifting and trusts.

Health Directives and Power of Attorney 11:15 – 12:15 pm
Learn about the legal documents required for health directives and power of attorney. This will allow someone you trust to make financial, personal and health-related decisions on your behalf.

Representing Yourself in Court 1:00 – 2: 00 pm
Learn about the different steps of a legal proceeding, how to organize evidence and how to prepare to represent yourself without a lawyer in a court case.

Understanding Small Claims Court 2:15 – 3:15 pm
Learn how to make a claim through Small Claims Court. This workshop will teach you how to complete the claim form, serving notice of the claim, and how to prepare for and conduct the hearing.

Your Rights as Tenant or Landlord 3:30 – 4:30 pm
This session will provide an overview of the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants including topics such as rent increases, evictions, and the hearing and appeal process.

CBA Mid-Winter Meeting 2019 – The Law Society Will Be There!

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By Alan Kilpatrick

Are you attending the CBA Mid-Winter Meeting being held January 31 – February 1 in Saskatoon?  The Law Society Legal Resources Department is excited to be hosting a booth at the meeting again this year.

Please visit us to learn more about the Law Society and its many programs.  Legal Resources staff will be on hand to tell you about their exciting research services, online resources, and publications. We look forward to talking to you.

Please note that our awesome Law Society Librarians, Ken fox and Alan Kilpatrick, will be presenting a must-see session on legal enhancements at the meeting:

5B: IGNORANTIA ENHANCEMENTS NEMINEM EXCUSAT – AN ACCOUNT OF SECONDARY LEGAL RESOURCES AND FINDING AIDS

Thursday, January 31, 2018
Time: 3:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Ken Fox, Alan Kilpatrick // LAW SOCIETY OF SASKATCHEWAN LIBRARY

Ignorantia Legis Neminem Excusat. Ignorance excuses no one. Indeed, the public is presumed to know the law. But in today’s world, the law is far too complex to be read out in a public square. It is even too complex for a trained professional to know much more than is required for a limited range of practice. Primary law is now simultaneously more voluminous and more available than ever. The haystacks are planet-sized, and the needles neatly labelled. Are you using a GPS, or an expired atlas? Today, knowing means knowing how to find. So how does one find the law on a particular question? Through legal information enhancements. In this session, the Law Society librarians will provide an account of how critical enhanced legal resources are to locating law for both the public and the legal profession.

Walk-in Family Law Clinic

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By Carly Romanow, PBLS Executive Director & Staff Lawyer

Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan (“PBLS”) has partnered with the Regina Public Library to pilot a Family Law Free Legal Clinic to address the growing demand for family legal services. PBLS is the provincial pro bono organization in Saskatchewan. We operate 11 Free Legal Clinics across the province and provide further services through our Panel Programs, which match meritorious legal matters with volunteer lawyers for limited or full representation services. Through the Free Legal Clinics, clients are booked an appointment to meet with a volunteer lawyer to receive up to an hour of free legal advice. In 2017, we booked over 1700 appointments, 41% of those appointments dealt with family law matters. In Regina, the Free Legal Clinic runs every Saturday morning (except on long weekends) at the Salvation Army Haven of Hope. Due to the high demand for our services, clients may wait up to 8 weeks to get a family law appointment at the Regina Free Legal Clinic.

To address this long wait period, we are partnering with the Regina Public Library to pilot an additional Free Legal Clinic which would specifically deal with family law matters. The Family Law Free Legal Clinic will operate 1-2 evenings per month at the downtown location of the Regina Public Library starting January 2019. Volunteer lawyers will see up to six clients in 30 minute appointments from 5:30-8:30pm on Monday evenings. Volunteer lawyers would not have an obligation to assist the client outside of the appointment time. The time commitment would be 3-6 clinic shifts throughout the year.

By volunteering with PBLS, you are able to provide quality legal services to those most in need. All clients are screened to ensure they meet our income eligibility. Clients are served on a first come, first serve basis with no prior appointments being booked. Our organization assists Saskatchewan’s most vulnerable populations, including domestic violence survivors, and low-income families. If you are interested in assisting with this program or have any questions about any of our other programs, please contact Carly Romanow at carly.romanow@pblsask.ca or my direct line 306-569-6233.