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During Access to Justice Week, CLASSIC invites consideration of what “Access to Justice” means and could or should mean

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By Chantelle Johnson, Executive Director, CLASSIC

“Access to Justice” as a term has gained in popularity over the past few years. Actual implementation, or doing anything beyond terminology is far more difficult than talking about “Access to Justice”. For those of us who work in the “justice” field, it is not unlikely that we hear this term on a weekly, if not daily basis.   CLASSIC’s mission statement speaks to social justice rather than access to justice. We updated it to reference social justice because our goal is a just society, rather than mere access to legal systems.  This distinction is very important particularly as the term “Access to Justice” has become so trendy.  “Access to Justice” means different things to different people and CLASSIC does not want to risk others attributing their subjective thoughts about this topic to CLASSIC or the people we work with.

The vision that guides CLASSIC is “CLASSIC works toward a just society that is supported by a fair legal system”.  A just society is not one where folks merely have lawyers or legal help with their matters – though this would be a major accomplishment. Rather, a just society is one that is equitable and where all members of our community enjoy equally the protections and benefits created through the legal system and beyond.  CLASSIC challenges everyone reading this to consider what “Access to Justice” means to you, and what it could or should mean.  The people CLASSIC works with do not consider justice to have been served when a new form makes their participation easier in court, at a point in a legal process, or otherwise (though this is important too!). Rather all people want to be treated as human beings who deserve dignity and respect.

 

Lunch & Learn with the Law Society Library

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By Alan Kilpatrick

Do you need legal research training tailored to your firm’s specific needs?  Want to earn CPD credit while improving your legal research skills?  The Law Society Library is here to help.

Law librarians Ken Fox and Alan Kilpatrick offer flexible in-person training sessions customized to your firm’s legal research needs.  Let us know what you would like to learn and we will create an interactive session designed to help your firm develop solid research strategies, identify relevant legal resources, and save time and money through efficient legal research.

Possible training session topics could include:

  • Making the most of free legal resources like CanLII
  • An overview of the amazing resources available through the Law Society Member’s Section
  • Advanced search strategies

Lunch & Learn training sessions are $60.00 per person per hour for 1.0 CPD credit. Book in advance to ensure the librarian’s availability.

Book an in-person Lunch & Learn session with a law librarian today:

Email reference@lawsociety.sk.ca
Call 306-569-8020

Parenting After Separation and Divorce Program – September 2017

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Family Justice Services is offering Parenting After Separation and Divorce Program at these locations in September 2017:

Estevan – Saturday, September 16, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Moose Jaw – Saturday, September 9, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Swift Current – Saturday, September 16, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Yorkton – Saturday, September 16, 2017, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

and in Regina on the following dates from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm:

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017

These public information sessions are intended to help people who are considering or may be in the separation/divorce process. Topics of discussion include:

  • Options for resolving disputes and stages of separation and divorce: Presentation of the various stages, losses and changes experienced by separating or divorcing couples. Discussion of the options available for dispute resolution. Information of Child Support Guidelines.
  • Children’s reaction to separation/divorce: Discussion of how children may react at different developmental ages. Video presentation in which children talk about their personal experience of separation and/or divorce.
  • Challenges to parenting post separation/divorce: Presentation on changing family structure and roles. Emphasis on communication and keeping children out of the middle of parental conflict. Discussion video.

There is no fee for these sessions but registration is mandatory. To register, call (306) 787-9905 in Regina or toll-free 1-888-218-2822. Location will be provided when you register. Classes are for adults only. No child care will be provided.

(Scent free facilities)

Parenting After Separation and Divorce Program – August 2017

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Family Justice Services is offering Parenting After Separation and Divorce Program at these locations in August 2017:

Regina – Saturday, August 12 and Monday, August 21, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Weyburn – Saturday, August 19, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Yorkton – Saturday, August 19, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

These public information sessions are intended to help people who are considering or may be in the separation/divorce process. Topics of discussion include:

  • Options for resolving disputes and stages of separation and divorce: Presentation of the various stages, losses and changes experienced by separating or divorcing couples. Discussion of the options available for dispute resolution. Information of Child Support Guidelines.
  • Children’s reaction to separation/divorce: Discussion of how children may react at different developmental ages. Video presentation in which children talk about their personal experience of separation and/or divorce.
  • Challenges to parenting post separation/divorce: Presentation on changing family structure and roles. Emphasis on communication and keeping children out of the middle of parental conflict. Discussion video.

There is no fee for these sessions but registration is mandatory. To register, call (306) 787-9905 in Regina or toll-free 1-888-218-2822. Location will be provided when you register. Classes are for adults only. No child care will be provided.

(Scent free facilities)

Parenting After Separation and Divorce Program – July 2017

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Family Justice Services is offering Parenting After Separation and Divorce Program at these locations in May 2017:

Estevan – Saturday, July 15, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Regina – Monday, July 10 and Saturday, July 29, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Swift Current – Saturday, July 8, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Weyburn – Saturday, July 8, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

These public information sessions are intended to help people who are considering or may be in the separation/divorce process. Topics of discussion include:

  • Options for resolving disputes and stages of separation and divorce: Presentation of the various stages, losses and changes experienced by separating or divorcing couples. Discussion of the options available for dispute resolution. Information of Child Support Guidelines.
  • Children’s reaction to separation/divorce: Discussion of how children may react at different developmental ages. Video presentation in which children talk about their personal experience of separation and/or divorce.
  • Challenges to parenting post separation/divorce: Presentation on changing family structure and roles. Emphasis on communication and keeping children out of the middle of parental conflict. Discussion video.

There is no fee for these sessions but registration is mandatory. To register, call (306) 787-9905 in Regina or toll-free 1-888-218-2822. Location will be provided when you register. Classes are for adults only. No child care will be provided.

(Scent free facilities)