Subject Resource Guide – Employment and Labour Law (Tip of the Week)

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By Alan Kilpatrick

The Employment and Labour Law Subject Resource Guide is now available online at the at Research Resources  area of the Law Society website.

Subject resource guides provide the titles of key texts, ebooks, CPD materials, journals, legal encyclopedias, and provincial and federal legislation for a particular area of the law.  They are guides to finding the best resources for an area of the law.  The guides are intended to be used by those starting new legal research projects and to ensure that obvious resources are not missed.

Other subject guides available at Research Resources include:

The Law Society Library will continue to develop subject resource lists in every area of legal practice on a regular basis.


Lawyers Weekly

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lawyersweeklyBy Melanie Hodges Neufeld

The February 10th edition of Lawyers Weekly digital edition is now available via the Members’ Section of the Law Society website. Articles in this issue include:

  • C. limits on election ads don’t violate Charter, top court rules
  • SCC benefits ruling seen as consumer win
  • ADR: Streamlining the ICC rules
  • Health Law: Regulating cannabis
  • Business & Careers: A focused approach


Office of the Residential Tenancies Decisions on CanLII

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By Alan Kilpatrick

In exciting news, the Saskatchewan Office of Residential Tenancies (ORT), the department that provides information about renting for tenants and landlords, recently announced it has made almost 500 hearing decisions from the past three years freely available on CanLII.  You can find these decisions online here.

This is good news for lawyers, landlords, and tenants alike.  Previously, ORT hearing decisions were difficult to access as they could only be accessed in person at the ORT office.  The ORT explained that the move was undertaken to ensure that the ORT remains transparent and accountable to the public and to help improve access to justice.

You can check out the Government news release for additional information.


Reminder – Benchers’ Digest Survey

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By Kelly Laycock

Have an opinion you’d like to share about the Benchers’ Digest? It’s the one-year anniversary of the new format, and our editorial team has created a short survey to give you the opportunity to make suggestions on how we can improve your reading experience.  Just five minutes of your time is enough to tell us how we are doing. The survey will be available for one month, and all responses will remain anonymous. Watch for the survey statistics to be published in the upcoming Spring Issue. Thanks for your support!



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


  • 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


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.