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In Case You Missed It – Panel Discussion on Technology and the Changing Legal Landscape

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By Melanie Hodges Neufeld

On June 15th, the Law society hosted esteemed practitioners from across Canada for a CPD panel discussion on Technology and the Changing Legal Landscape. Speakers included:

  • Fred Headon, Assistant General Counsel, Labour & Employment, Air Canada
  • Karen Dyck, Executive Director, Manitoba Law Foundation
  • Dan Pinnington, Vice Presidents, Claims Prevention & Stakeholder Relations, LAWPRO
Left to right: Dan Pinnington, Karen Dyck, Fred Headon, and Craig Zawada (moderator)

If you missed it, the recorded version still qualifies for 2 ethics CPD hours. To order the recorded version of the webinar, please contact Linda Euteneier (CPD Administrator) at (306) 569-8242 or linda.euteneier@lawsociety.sk.ca.

Please also see the CPD website for a listing of other available recorded versions of webinar or seminar materials.

Reminder: Law Society’s Annual General Meeting

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Just a reminder that the Law Society of Saskatchewan will be holding its Annual General Meeting on June 15, 2017, at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel. We will be hosting an esteemed panel from across Canada for a CPD panel discussion on the inevitability of change and the impact that technology will have on the legal profession, and more broadly, on the legal system. Do not miss this unique opportunity to hear our panelists offer insight into the many issues and opportunities surrounding technology and its impact on the legal profession. Registration will only be accepted until Tuesday, June 13, so don’t miss this last opportunity to register! Register here.

Law Society AGM and Panel Discussion on Technology and the Changing Legal Landscape

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The Law Society’s Annual General Meeting will be held on June 15 at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel in Regina.

We will be hosting an esteemed panel from across Canada for a CPD panel discussion on the inevitability of change and the impact that technology will have on the legal profession, and more broadly, on the legal system.

The panel will include:

  • Tim Brown, Executive Director of the Law Society of Saskatchewan. Tim will be introducing the topic and setting the stage for our discussion.
  • Fred Headon, Assistant General Counsel, Labour & Employment at Air Canada will be sharing his wealth of knowledge on change and how it relates to the legal profession.
  • Karen Dyck, Executive Director at Manitoba Law Foundation has acquired significant experience in technology change through all of her involvement with not for profit organizations. She is well positioned to discuss these changes and the opportunities it may create from an access to justice perspective.
  • Last but not least, we will hear from Dan Pinnington, Vice President, Claims Prevention & Stakeholder Relations at LAWPRO. Dan is a prolific writer, speaker and blogger on legal malpractice, risk management, legal technology and law practice management issues.
  • Assisting us with the panel discussion, as our moderator, will be Craig Zawada, Director of Boundary Pushing at WMCZ Lawyers.

Do not miss this unique opportunity to hear our panelists offer insight into the many issues and opportunities surrounding technology and its impact on the legal profession.

This event qualifies for 2 CPD hours, which also qualifies for Ethics. Register here.

 

Upcoming CPD – May 2017

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The Law Society is offering several exciting CPD events this May. Please see our website for more information and to register:

  • TRC Call to Action #27 Webinar Series: The Métis Nation: Reconciliation and Daniels v. Canada (CPD-168)
    Wednesday May 3, 2017 – 12pm to 1pm
    Presenter: Kathy Hodgson-Smith
    Qualifies for 1 CPD hour, which also qualifies for Ethics
    Details and Registration
  • The Business and Advocacy of Commercial Arbitration (CPD-161)
    Wednesday May 10, 2017 (Saskatoon) | Thursday May 11, 2017 (Regina)
    Qualifies for 5.5 CPD hours, which 1 qualifies for Ethics
    Details and Registration
  • Roundtable Discussion: Implications of the SCC Judgement in Wilson vs. Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. (CPD-162)
    Tuesday May 16, 2017 – 4pm to 5:30pm (Regina)
    Chaired by Susan Barber, Q.C. & Rick Engel, Q.C.
    Qualifies for 1.5 CPD hours
    Details and Registration

 

 

LAST CHANCE – Side Bar Social: Ethics in Everyday Practice: Dealing With Your Client

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By Melanie Hodges Neufeld

This is an early evening social for Law Society of Saskatchewan members being held on:

Wednesday 26th April, 2017 at 4:45pm-7:30pm (Prince Albert Golf & Curling Club)
This qualifies for 2 CPD hours, which also qualifies for Ethics

Join Justice Caldwell, Justice Megaw, Judge Harradence and Michael Tochor, Q.C. in a casual setting which involves a CPD presentation on ethical considerations encountered in everyday practice with a generous question period led by a panel of judges representing all three levels of court in Saskatchewan and a successful senior practitioner.

Space is limited for this informative social.

To register please click visit Law Society website CPD section.

Caught In the Middle – A Program for Children of Separation and Divorce

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By Melanie Hodges Neufeld

Family Justice Services is offering a no cost 2 day program for children 8 to 12 years of age concerning issues regarding separation and divorce. Topics explored will include:

  • Family Changes
  • Feelings
  • Grief/Anger
  • Problem Solving
  • Self-Esteem

Where:

  • Regina
    • Group #1 – Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 1:00pm to 5:00 pm
      – Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 9:00am to 12:30 pm
    • Group #2 – Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 9:00 am to 1pm
      – Monday, March 13, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Saskatoon
    • Group #1 – Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 1:00pm to 5:00 pm
      – Friday, February 24, 2017 from 9:00am to 12:30 pm
    • Group #2 – Monday, March 20, 2017 from 5:00pm to 8:30pm
      – Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Pre-registration is required:

To register your child contact:

Parent Education Coordinator, Ministry of Justice, Family Justice Services, 306 – 787-8506

Prerequisite:

At least one parent needs to take the Parenting After Separation and Divorce information session, as offered by Family Justice Services, prior to their child attending this program.

To register in the south, call toll free, 1-888-218-2822 or 306-787-9416. In the north, call toll free 1-877-964-5501 or 306-964-4401.

 

Upcoming CPD Event – February

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The Law Society is offering several exciting CPD events this November. Please see our website for more information and to register:

Compliance Basics: An In-House Perspective (CPD-163)

This is a one hour webinar is being held on:
Tuesday 7th February, 2017 at 12pm – 1pm Sask. Time
This event qualifies for 1 CPD hour.

This webinar will cover the basics of Compliance from an in-house perspective. The speaker will cover the elements of an effective compliance program as well as an overview of key US and Canadian legislation pertaining to anti-corruption compliance and recent cases based on those laws.

David Krebs is Senior Counsel, Compliance at GE Healthcare, a provider of medical imaging, diagnostic and biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, headquartered in Pollards Wood, U.K. David is based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and is responsible for Compliance at the Life Sciences business unit of GE Healthcare globally. He was based in Uppsala, Sweden from 2011-2016.

For more information and to register click here: Compliance Basics – An In-House Perspective

Labour Law Roundtable: Implications of the SCC Judgement in Wilson vs. Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. (CPD-162)

This event is being held on:
Monday 27th February, 2017 at 4pm – 5:30pm at the Hotel Sask in Regina
This event qualifies for one 1.5 CPD hours.

The Law Society is excited to be offering a new CPD programming format defined by area of law. The inaugural event in this series will be dedicated to Labour Law and will be focused around the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision in Wilson vs. Atomic Energy. The discussion will be chaired to by two accomplished practitioners in this area and the aim is for a truly interactive, engaging and useful afternoon of conversation amongst peers.

Join us for this new and exciting opportunity!

For more information and to register click here: Labour Law Roundtable