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Saskatchewan Provincial Court Judges’ Association Essay Contest Winner, 2017

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The time has come for the Saskatchewan Provincial Court Judges’ Association (SPCJA) to award a prize to a student enrolled full-time in the Saskatchewan CPLED Bar Admissions Program for the best essay on one of the following topics:

  1. Learning the Practice in the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan
  2. Important Practice Skills Acquired in the Articling Year
  3. Young Lawyer’s Responsibilities as an Officer of the Court

The 2017 prize has been awarded to Mr. Travis Lovett. Travis is a Cherokee Indian from Atlanta, Georgia. He received his Juris Doctorate from Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in 2014, where he graduated with certifications from the Indian Legal Program and the Center for Law, Science & Innovation. Travis is currently articling at Slusar Law Office in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and is simultaneously pursuing an LLM Thesis from the University of Alberta, Faculty of Law, in which he analyzes how impact and benefit agreements can reconcile First Nations with resource development in Canada. After articling, Travis will remain at Slusar Law Office and represent First Nations in areas such as economic development, governance, corporate law, and defence litigation.

Congratulations to Mr. Lovett!

Please read his award-winning essay: “Important Practice Skills Acquired throughout the Articling Year

Family Law Clinics – Saskatoon

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This week, Family Law Saskatchewan will be hosting  free family law clinics for the public in Saskatoon on Thursday, April 20th   from 2:30 to 4:30 at the Alice Turner Branch and from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Frances Morrison Central Library Computer Lab.  A session will also be held on Friday, April 21st   from 9:30 – 11:30 am at the Law Society Library, Court of Queen’s Bench:

  • Are you applying to court for child support, custody/access or divorce?
  • Do you need help with the court forms and process?
  • Do you wonder if you have options to going to court?

Family Law Saskatchewan can help answer your questions, and use the court forms available on Family Law Saskatchewan (PLEA).

There is no cost to attend and no registration is required.

More information:

Law Society Library Saskatoon
Saskatoon Public Library

Legal Resources Fair – Photo Gallery

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Photographs by Alan Kilpatrick

We wrapped up another successful Legal Resources Fair yesterday evening. We look forward to seeing you next year.

Free Family Law Assistance – Saskatoon

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This week, Family Law Saskatchewan will be hosting  free family law clinics for the public in Saskatoon on Thursday, March 16th  from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Frances Morrison Central Library Computer Lab.  A session will also be held on Friday, March 17th  from 9:30 – 11:30 am at the Law Society Library, Court of Queen’s Bench:

  • Are you applying to court for child support, custody/access or divorce?
  • Do you need help with the court forms and process?
  • Do you wonder if you have options to going to court?

Family Law Saskatchewan can help answer your questions, and use the court forms available on Family Law Saskatchewan (PLEA).

There is no cost to attend and no registration is required.

More information:

Law Society Library Saskatoon
Saskatoon Public Library

Regina Public Library’s Legal Resources Fair 2017

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By Alan Kilpatrick

The Regina Public Library is hosting its second annual Legal Resources Fair on Tuesday, March 14, from 12 – 8pm at the Central Branch.

Drop in between these hours for a tradeshow featuring Regina’s free legal service providers, a variety of free workshops on common legal issues, and to learn more about your legal rights. Volunteer lawyers with Pro Bono Law will be offering 30 minutes of free legal advice. Appointments must be pre-booked directly with Pro Bono Law.

Other participants at the fair will include Family Matters, PLEA, the Office of Residential Tenancies, and the Family Law Information Centre.

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Library is excited to participate in the event again this year and to connect with members of the public. I will be hosting a workshop on “Doing Your Own Legal Research” for self-represented litigants from 2 – 3 pm:

2:00 – 3:00 pm—Doing Your Own Legal Research
Doing your own legal research for a court case can be intimidating, especially if you have no formal legal training. However, there is help out there for people wanting to represent themselves. Join reference librarian Alan Kilpatrick from the Law Society of Saskatchewan Library to learn about CanLII, a free legal service that can be accessed by anyone via the Internet. The presentation contains federal and provincial case law, legislation, and more.

Do you need to learn how to conduct your own legal research? Are you just curious about Canadian law? Don’t miss this exciting session with the Law Society of Saskatchewan Library at the fair!

We look forward to seeing you there!  Please visit the Regina Public Library website to learn more.