Useful Resources

Updated Saskatchewan Limitations Manual

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By Christine Muldoon, Resource Co-ordinator

We are proud to announce that we have updated the Saskatchewan Limitations Manual! Christine Johnston, BEd, LLB has revised more than 40 annotations, incorporating case law current to 2018, and added a dozen Acts to the manual, including Saskatchewan statutes current to October 17, 2018.

The new Limitations Manual is available through Qweri, the user-friendly platform from Lexum. As was the case with the previous version, the user can consult annotations on statutes alphabetically by first letter. Christine Johnston has also provided an index of statutes by subject, so you can be sure to consider relevant limitation periods no matter what area of law you are working in. The Saskatchewan Limitations Manual does not include federal statutes, but we endeavour to provide a comprehensive list of Saskatchewan-specific limitation periods. Please do not hesitate to let us know if you find any errors or omissions.

You can visit the Saskatchewan Limitations Manual here. There are also links through the Law Society and SLIA websites.

Over 55,000 Summaries and Commentaries on CanLII Connects

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By Sarah Sutherland; reblogged with permission from the CanLII Blog

The CanLII Connects site has now reached over 55,000 summaries and commentaries! That is more than double the number of documents since its launch on April 4th, 2014.

These documents relate to over 45,000 cases from jurisdictions across Canada.

The contributor of the 55,000th piece was Supreme Advocacy who is one of CanLII Connects’ original contributors.

Special thanks go to all the original contributors of CanLII Connects listed below:

Thank you to all of our CanLII Connects authors, past and present, for their contributions. With their support, and that of the broader legal community, CanLII Connects has helped make it faster and easier for legal professionals and the public to connect with high-quality legal commentary on Canadian court decisions.

Want to share your work with this growing community? We are accepting contributions from anyone with a demonstrated capacity for legal analysis. Sign up here! 

Following Legal Sourcery via Email

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When the Law Society of Saskatchewan transitioned over to our new website design, we decided to bid farewell to our old news section, which used to be hosted on the home page. We found that most of these entries were being posted both in the news section and on our blog, Legal Sourcery. In an effort to cut down on duplication and streamline our communications to our membership and the public, Law Society news items will now appear solely on the blog.

Now that Legal Sourcery has become the main hub for Law Society news, it seems like a perfect time to get more acquainted with WordPress. In a few quick steps you can be following Legal Sourcery, automatically making life that much easier simply by being able to access our news items and articles directly from your inbox.

Following the blog is really easy and this article will walk you through the process.

  1. Look in the sidebar on the right and scroll all the way down to the bottom. You will find a section called “Follow Legal Sourcery via Email”. Enter your chosen email address here. WordPress gives you very fine grained control over how frequently you get emails, so in this case, I am going to enter my work email address.
  2. After you enter your email address, click “Follow”. In the bottom right hand corner of the screen, you will receive a notification reminding you to check your email.
  3. You will receive an email shortly. When you receive it, you will notice a few things. To follow the blog, click “Confirm Follow”. If you follow many WordPress blogs, you may want to sign up for a account as it makes keeping track of many blogs much easier. And, if you receive too much email (or not enough), you can adjust your email subscription options.follow-blog-confirm
  4. You have three options when you subscribe to blogs via email. You can receive an email as soon as we post a new article, or you can choose to receive either daily or weekly digests.

Your Mental Health Matters

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In light of Bell Let’s Talk day, the Law Society wants to remind our members that there is always someone available to talk to. LAWYERS CONCERNED FOR LAWYERS provides Saskatchewan lawyers and their family members:

  • CONFIDENTIAL assistance in effectively dealing with problems;
  • The services of an INDEPENDENT professional consultant;
  • Services provided without charge.

For confidential information and assistance, please call Homewood Human Solutions at 1-800-663-1142.

Have you ordered your copy of the Saskatchewan QBRA 2018-2019 yet?

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Have you ordered your copy of the Saskatchewan Queen’s Bench Rules Annotated yet? In the midst of holiday excitement and transitioning into the new year, it seems easy enough to have forgotten. Don’t worry, we won’t hold it against you. Little red is available in paperback form for $250.00 + tax and can be purchased by filling out an order form and sending it to Interested in a digital copy? Ebook versions are available through Emond Publishing.

Features of the Saskatchewan Queen’s Bench Rules Annotated 2018-2019 include:

  • Content updated to Saskatchewan Gazette Volume 114, No. 13
  • Case law updated to March 2018
  • Full index, tariff of costs, historical concordance from 1961, tables of cases, statutes and authorities
  • All annotations and updates by Christine Johnston BEd, LLB

Are you going to be at the CBA Mid-Winter Meeting this week? We are too! And we’ll have copies of the Saskatchewan Queen’s Bench Rules Annotated with us for purchase.

New Newsletter on CanLII – Building Insight: Construction Law from Glaholt LLP

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By Sarah Sutherland; Reposted with permission from the CanLII blog

We are happy to announce the addition of the Glaholt LLP newsletter Building Insight: Construction Law to CanLII’s commentary section, CanLIIDocs.

This quarterly newsletter will provide commentary on Ontario cases focusing on construction-related litigation. You can read the first issue here.

Please join us in thanking the members of Glaholt LLP, especially Andrea Lee, for sharing their expertise and actively contributing to open commentary.

Discover the New Law Society Website – Continuing Professional Development

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The CPD section of the website remains in a similar layout to the old version. There are three main areas: CPD Policy, CPD Activities, and CPD on Demand. Also included is recognition of our CPD volunteers and the contact information for the department.

To find a list of upcoming Law Society CPD Activities, choose the main Continuing Professional Development page. Here we feature events that we organize as well as provide links to registration. Please note that these events can also be found in the CPD Activities Calendar. For other important and regularly searched for items, check out the sidebar. Here you can find links to the CPD Activities Calendar, the CPD Activity Application Form, the CPD Policy, past Recorded Versions, and instructions for reporting your CPD hours.

The Calendar of Activities houses all Law Society CPD events as well as other Saskatchewan based CPD providers. The event titles will be preceded by their respective provider title or acronym and when clicked will link directly to the details or registration page (similar to our events on the CPD front page).

The CPD Policy page is your resource for information regarding the Continuing Professional Development program. Please take time to review this section and stay up to date on our policies and your requirements.

The CPD Activities page speaks specifically to eligible CPD activities. Here you will find both upcoming & past events as well as information on how to claim CPD hours from other sources.

The CPD on Demand page is the place to find educational resources. Of greatest note is our “Recorded Versions” page, which lists all of the past CPD recorded versions available to purchase which qualify for CPD hours. The Law Society is in the process of developing an automated system for this section where seminar/webinar registration, purchase of recorded versions, and payment will take place online through our website. In the meantime, please browse this section and contact our CPD Administrator, Katrina Perrault, to order any recorded versions you are interested in viewing.