By Kelly Laycock
This summer issue of the Benchers’ Digest is hot off the press, and we can’t wait to share it with you! This issue is dedicated to National Aboriginal Day (June 21), and we’ve had some wonderful contributions to get you thinking about what Truth and Reconciliation means in Saskatchewan, and across the country.
The cover is certainly a highlight of this issue, and we’d like to thank Saskatchewan artist Daniel Stephens for generously allowing us to use his art on our cover. To learn more about the artist of this beautiful piece, find Daniels’ biography on page 2.
The feature articles in this issue range in topic from a recap of the successful workshop hosted by the Law Society’s CPD Department (page 4), to the perspective of being an Indigenous voice at the Bencher table (page 7), all the way to a look at the work two Saskatchewan lawyers are doing to make reconciliation a reality in their community (page 10).
For book lovers, this issue puts a spotlight on the Saskatchewan Library Association’s One Book One Province campaign that promotes the memoir of a residential school survivor (page 16), along with a moving excerpt from the co-author’s reflections while on tour with the book. And don’t forget to look at this year’s list of Indigenous titles at the Saskatchewan Book Awards (page 19).
Finally, if you’re interested in regulation, read about the Law Society’s pilot project with the Law Societies of Alberta and Manitoba focussing on Law Firm Practice Management (page 14). Oh, and don’t forget to read this year’s SPCJA award-winning student essay by Travis D. Lovett.
This is a truly special issue, but don’t take our word for it. Download a copy and enjoy, or better yet, if you are a member of the Law Society, contact us and we will send you a print copy while supplies last!
Here’s to respecting diversity, not only June 21st but all year long.
Did you know that the Saskatchewan Law Review is available in fulltext for members on the Law Society’s website since 2013? The current issue, volume 80, issue no. 1 (2017) is now available. Articles in this issue include:
Commercial Law Conference Honouring Distinguished Professor Ronald C.C. Cuming
A Celebration of Professor Cuming’s 50th Anniversary at the College of Law (Justice Donald H. Layh)
Deposit Account Set-off Under the PPSA (Clayton Bangsund)
Real Property Security Interests on First Nations Reserved Lands (Scott Hitchings)
The Case for Modernization fo Saskatchewan Real Property Wecurity Law (Ronald C.C. Cuming)
The Death and Resurrection of the Lowest Intermediate Balance Rule (Anthony Duggan)
Receiverships in Canada: Myth and Reality (Roderick J. Wood)
Examining the Exam: Use of the LSAT in Canadian Law School Admissions Procedures (Noah S. Wernikowski)
The March 24th edition of Lawyers Weekly digital edition is now available via the Members’ Section of the Law Society website. Articles in this issue include:
- Defence counsel deny law on consent needs reform
- Insurance Law: End of B.C. tort system
- Media Law: The era of fake news
- Business & Careers: Taking on too much
The March 17th edition of Lawyers Weekly digital edition is now available via the Members’ Section of the Law Society website. Articles in this issue include:
- ‘Good Samaritan’ bill urged for drug epidemic
- Tax Law: An offshore motivation
- Bankruptcy: Life after insolvency
- Business & Careers: Looking for the exit sign
By Kelly Laycock
This is a reminder that the Saskatchewan Queen’s Bench Rules Annotated was recently consolidated and is available for purchase through the Law Society Library. Due to the popularity of the new paperback format, copies are flying off the shelves, so for anyone who needs a copy and hasn’t yet ordered this new edition, time is running out! To sweeten the deal, we are still offering bundle pricing when you purchase Civil Appeals in Saskatchewan with the QBRA, while supplies last.
Highlights of the 2016 Annual edition:
- Now in an annual 9 x 6 paperback format
- 1056 pages
- Durable, high-quality binding and convenient size
- No more filing!
Fully updated and reorganized by Christine Johnston, BEd, LLB, with all changes to the Rules and Tariffs to The Saskatchewan Gazette, Vol. 112, No. 35, in effect October 1, 2016. Case law is current to June 2016.
9 x 6 paperback • 1056 pages
$320.00 + tax and shipping
9 x 6 hardcover • 392 pages
$195.00 + tax and shipping
QBRA + CAS Special Bundle Price
$399.00 + tax and shipping
By Kelly Laycock
The latest issue of the Benchers’ Digest is now available. This is a special issue for a few reasons. First of all, it is a new year, and as tradition dictates, we have our President’s Message and Profile on the Vice-President for 2017 front and centre. Secondly, as most of you know, the Law Society has a new Executive Director at its helm as of January. See page 6 for our Q&A with Tim Brown and hear about his vision for the future of the LSS.
Another feature of this issue is our focus on the 110th Anniversary of the Law Society of Saskatchewan! As a special treat, we’ve included a timeline (see page 7) of some major events since the formation of the Society back in 1907. We asked our Benchers to send in some stories and pictures of momentous occasions or interesting tidbits, so keep a watch out for those! For anyone wanting to submit something for posterity, you’ve still got time! We will be featuring any submissions on our blog, Legal Sourcery, over the next few months. Please send your stories to email@example.com.
Other highlights of Volume 30, Issue 1 include:
- Highlights of the Meeting of the Benchers from the December 1 &2, 2016, and February 8, 9 & 10,2017
- Gown to Gown Gala fundraiser for PBLS
- 2016 Queen’s Counsel Appointments
- Adventures of PBLS, a history of their success
- Riding the Digital Wave: Technology and the Library
- Lawyers and Social Media flowchart
- In Memoriam for Victor Dietz, QC
- Who’s Who at SLIA, welcoming Dave McCashin
- Many Thanks to the CPD volunteers from 2016
- Upcoming CPD activities
- Benchers’ Digest Survey statistics
- And more!
Find this issue and archives of past issues on the Law Society Publications page.
The Benchers’ Digest is published by the Law Society to update our members on policy and regulatory decisions made by the Benchers at Convocation, to inform members about Society programs and activities, and to provide news and announcements of interest to the legal profession.
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The March 3rd edition of Lawyers Weekly digital edition is now available via the Members’ Section of the Law Society website. Articles in this issue include:
- Top court revisits test for adverse possession
- Labour & Employment: Probationary clause limits
- Wills & Estates: Working with a full house
- Business & Careers: Turning to a mentor