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SASKATCHEWAN Provincial Laws & Information Services


         

A Lay Person's Intro to SASKATCHEWAN Legal Information Sources and Lawyers' Web Sites

Legislative Assembly

  • Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly
  • Legislative Assembly Library
  • www.legassembly.sk.ca/legislative-business/debates-hansard
    "The Debates and Proceedings of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, commonly known as Hansard, is an essentially verbatim report of the debates that take place in the Assembly and its committees.

    The policy of the Saskatchewan Hansard editors is to provide a verbatim record with a minimum of editing and without any alteration of the meaning of a Member's speech.  Hansard is produced after each daily sitting of the House and is available the following morning." (quote 2013.04.05) www.legassembly.sk.ca/legislative-business/debates-hansard
  • Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly Publications

    Acts (Consolidated Statutes) www.publications.gov.sk.ca/deplist.cfm?d=1&c=42

    Acts (Statutes) Public are Acts enacted by the Legislature that affect the general public.

    Statutes consolidations are updated within 10 business days of assignment of chapter numbers or proclamation.

Saskatchewan Provincial Government Legislation:  Statutes & Regulations

Queens Printer - www.qp.gov.sk.ca
"Saskatchewan Queen's Printer - Freelaw® service has provided free access to up-to-date versions of all Government of Saskatchewan Acts and Regulations, The Saskatchewan Gazette and other legislative publications since October 1, 2001.  We utilize Portable Document Format (PDF) that requires use of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader (click to download the most recent version) to view and print PDF files for personal use. Queen's Printer continues to sell paper copies to fund this service. "

Saskatchewan Queen's Printer Walter Scott Building
B19 - 3085 Albert Street
Regina SK S4S 0B1
Phone:  (306) 787-6894 or Toll Free in SK:  1-800-226-7302


Online Digests of Saskatchewan Court Decisions from Law Society of Saskatchewan

www.lawsociety.sk.ca/library/public-resources
. See
"Short digests of Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, Queen's Bench, and Provincial Court cases.  Cases after 1994 also have a link to the full judgment." (quote fr. website 2013.04.07)
- Court of Appeal Judgments
www.lawsociety.sk.ca/library/public-resources/court-of-appeal-judgments
- Queen's Bench Judgments
www.lawsociety.sk.ca/library/public-resources/queen-s-bench-judgments/

- Provincial Court Judgments
www.lawsociety.sk.ca/library/public-resources/provincial-court-judgments

"The Law Society of Saskatchewan believes in access to justice and is committed to providing free access to Saskatchewan judgments.  In cooperation with the Saskatchewan courts, the Law Society provides a list of judgments in fulltext format [emphasis added].  Information about each court can be located at the Saskatchewan government web site. [Saskatchewan courts]


Department of Justice - Province of Saskatchewan

www.saskjustice.gov.sk.ca

Justice - Programs & Services - Listings from A to Z
www.saskjustice.gov.sk.ca/
programs/default.shtml

Saskatchewan Boards & Commissions
listings including eg.

  • Automobile Injury Appeal Commission www.autoinjuryappeal.sk.ca/default.shtml
    "The Automobile Injury Appeal Commission is an independent, quasi-judicial administrative tribunal responsible for hearing no fault benefits appeals under the Personal Injury Protection Plan administered by Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI).

    ... established in 2002 pursuant to the provisions of The Automobile Accident Insurance Amendment Act, 2002. "
  • Commission on First Nations and Métis Peoples and Justice Reform
    see www.justicereformcomm.sk.ca
  • Commission of Inquiry Into Matters Relating to the Death of Neil Stonechild
  • Commission of Inquiry Into the Wrongful Conviction of David Milgaard
  • Farm Land Security Board / Farm Ownership
  • Film and Video Classification Board
  • Financial Institutions Division - Saskatchewan Financial Services Commission
  • Human Rights Commission
  • Human Rights Tribunal www.saskhrt.ca
  • Legal Aid Commission
  • Law Reform Commission
  • Office of the Rentalsman
  • Pensions Division - Saskatchewan Financial Services Commission
  • Police Commission
  • Police Complaints Investigator
  • Provincial Mediation Board
  • Public and Private Rights Board
  • Saskatchewan Financial Services Commission
  • Securities Division - Saskatchewan Financial Services Commission
  • Surface Rights Board of Arbitration
    [above quoted fr. www.saskjustice.gov.sk.ca/boards.shtml 04.03.20 go there for details and links]

[ quote from Gov't website 04/03/20 www.saskjustice.gov.sk.ca go there for the full departmental information available on the web]


Web site Disclaimer

This site was developed by a group of people who have served as "expert witnesses" and information consultants for law firms in litigation involving personal injury cases, labor law, wills variation and breach of trust cases as well as class action suits.

It is our hope that you will find this site useful in your decision making as to consulting or selecting a lawyer or law firm for your needs.

This site is not endorsed by web sites to which it provides links to, unless otherwise noted, where a particular lawyer has volunteered to become a content contributor.

 

French Language in Courts

http://www.bonjour.gov.sk.ca/The-right-to-use-French-in-the-courts

Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan (PBLS)

www.pblsask.ca "...non-profit corporation that improves access to justice in Saskatchewan by creating, facilitating, and promoting opportunities for lawyers to provide high-quality pro bono (free) legal services to persons of limited means." quote fr. website 2013.04.07


Legal Aid in Saskatchewan

Office Locations of Legal Aid Services with addresses and toll-free telephone numbers

Locations covered include cities and towns of:

  • The Battlefords Area Office
    Main Floor, Provincial Building
    1192 - 102nd Street
    North Battleford, SK S9A 1E9
    Toll-free: 1-877-441-4418
  • Meadow Lake Area Office
    Toll-free: 1-800-461-8188
  • Melfort Area Office
    Toll-free: 1-877-424-1901
  • Moose Jaw Area Office
    Toll-free: 1-877-424-1902
  • Northern Area Office - La Ronge
    Toll-free: 1-800-667-4095
  • Prince Albert Area Office
    Toll-free: 1-877-424-1900
  • Regina City Area Office
    Toll-free: 1-877-424-1897
  • Regina Rural Area Office
    Toll-free: 1-877-424-1906
  • Saskatoon City Area Office
    Toll-free: 1-877-424-1898
  • Saskatoon Rural Area Office
    Toll-free: 1-877-424-1899
  • South East Area Office - Estevan
    Toll-free: 1-877-424-1903
  • Suboffice address - Weyburn
    Toll-free: 1-877-424-1907
  • Swift Current Area Office
    Toll-free: 1-877-424-1905
  • Yorkton Area Office
    Toll-free: 1-877-424-1904

Lawyers Services & Directories of Experienced Law Firms

Law Society of Saskatchewan


Saskatoon Criminal Defence Lawyers Association

"The Saskatoon Criminal Defence Lawyers Association is an independent body of lawyers who practise criminal defence law in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.  The association provides a forum for its members for discussion and education in criminal law. It also facilitates communication between the Saskatoon criminal defence bar, the judiciary and the Federal and Provincial Departments of Justice on practice and substantive criminal law issues"
[quote from website 2013.04.07] ]


Saskatchewan Lawyers & Law Firms - Web Site Sampler

The following is only a sample taken from the Law Society Listings, these particular listings were chosen primarily because their web sites appeared to be informative, and are NOT paid listings in this directory]

  • www.cuelenaere.com "Cuelenaere Kendall Katzman   Watson... is a full-service law firm with a wealth of experience encompassing litigation, criminal law, family law, debt collection, foreclosure, wills and estates, real estate and corporate commercial matters.  Our lawyers have appeared in the Court of Queen's Bench, Court of Appeal, Federal Court of Canada, Tax Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada.  Furthermore, we have acted as counsel at various Administrative Tribunals and Inquiries." (quote fr. website 2013.04.07)
  • rickcarlson.com Rick Carson, barrister and solicitor www.rickcarlson.com - preferred areas of practise are Business Law & Civil Litigation in Saskatoon ( work in other areas such as real estate and wills & estates). He is part of Cuelenaere Kendall Katzman   Watson www.cuelenaere.com
  • www.cdbf.ca Cawood Walker Demmans Baldwin Friedman, barristers & solicitors ...a full service law firm serving northwest Saskatchewan with offices in North Battleford.
  • Chow McLeod barristers & solicitors, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan "Chow McLeod provides a wide spectrum of legal services.  The firm has a proud reputation for aggressive and strategic legal representation in the areas of Civil Litigation, Real Estate, Family Law and Criminal Law. However, as Chow McLeod continues to grow, so to does its client base.  With the recent additions to the firm, emphasis is being placed on developing the firm's presence in the Corporate / Commercial and Agricultural sectors." (quote website: ChowLaw.com 2013.04.07)
  • www.dbklaw.com Dubchin Bayda & Kroczynski, barristers & solicitors, Regina, Saskatchewan "preferred area of practice is real estate and conveyancing as registered with the Saskatchewan Law Society ...   Whether you are buying, selling, building or refinancing, you need a real estate specialist assisting you with your legal needs."
  • www.wlawgroup.com Woloshyn & Company - now "The W Law Group" Saskatoon full service law firm www.sasklaw.com since 1979 .... experienced in the following wlawgroup.com/areas-of-law/ AREAS OF LAW:
    • Acting as an Agent in Saskatchewan
    • Real Estate Law
    • Wills, Estates and Estate Planning
    • Labour and Employment Law
    • Family Law
    • Civil Litigation
    • Business Law
    • Corporate/Commercial Law
    • Banking Law
    • Aboriginal Law

Immigration to Saskatchewan - Provincial Nominee Program

www.saskimmigrationcanada.ca
"The official website of Saskatchewan Immigration. Welcome to your future. Begin your online application to the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)." quote from website

www.iaa.gov.sk.ca/immigration

" SINP - Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program

The Province of Saskatchewan is looking for immigrant skilled workers and professionals, health professionals, business persons, and farm owner/operators who can help us expand and diversify our growing economy. For immigrants who wish to move to Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) can provide an alternative means of entry to Canada to federal immigration classes.

SINP operates under an agreement with the federal government that allows Saskatchewan to nominate a set number of applicants who will make a significant economic contribution to the province.

For immigrants, SINP offers:
Application processing times that are substantially faster than federal immigration classes; and Assistance from Economic Immigration Advisors, who are readily available to explain program requirements and processes .... [go to government web site for more contact information] "

Canada Immigration Lawyers in Saskatchewan

  • Saskatchewan Canada Immigration Lawyers
    Katherine Bilson www.sasklaw.com/lawyer_bios/bilson.html with firm of Woloshyn & Company, Saskatoon "General practice, including immigration law, labour/employment law, aboriginal law; civil litigation and estate planning" [fr. website 04.03.20]
  • if you are a lawyer-firm with experience in this area of practice, and located in Saskatchewan, please contact us by email
  • For Vancouver Canada Immigration Lawyers directory
  • For Toronto Canada Immigration Lawyers directory

Canadian Lawyers - Exemplars of Practice Profiles

Bruce W. Lemer, barrister & solicitor, Vancouver, BC

Bruce Lemer was called to the bar in 1982.

He was plaintiff's co-counsel in Endean vs. Canadian Red Cross and others, ... a class action on behalf of individuals infected with hepatitis C through blood transfusions, which resulted in the largest class action settlement in Canadian history.

He has extensive experience in complex litigation, having acted for numerous individuals in products liability and professional negligence claims against governments, blood products manufacturers and the Canadian Red Cross for infection with HIV and hepatitis C through blood transfusions and blood products.

He has successfully represented plaintiffs in negligence claims against stockbrokers and brokerage firms, physicians and highway maintenance bodies (for accidents caused by inadequate winter maintenance procedures).

He has appeared on numerous occasions in the British Columbia Supreme Court, the BC Court of Appeal, and courts in Alberta and Ontario.

In 2003-2004 he is plaintiffs' counsel in:

  • a proposed class action against brokerage firms with respect to allegedly improper charges made to clients for currency exchange transactions;
  • a proposed class action against a drug manufacturer with respect to allegedly inappropriate actions taken to raise the price of a drug;
  • a proposed class action against a individuals and a financial institution for involvement in an alleged scheme to defraud hundreds of investors in real estate developments.

Mr. Lemer has also successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of personal injury cases, including those dealing with quadriplegia, brain injuries, serious orthopedic injuries and death claims.

Publications and Articles by Mr. Lemer include:

  • He is the yearly update author of the chapter on I.C.B.C. (Insurance Corp. of BC) no-fault benefits in the Motor Vehicle Claims Manual ( a publication of the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, 1999-2003 )
  • Strict Products Liability:  The problem of improperly designed products ( Osgoode Hall Law Journal, 1982 )
  • Dealing With Claimants and Insureds ( in Insurance Law, CLE, 1989 )
  • Practice Points for a Personal Injury Discovery ( in Personal Injury Trials: Techniques and Tactics, CLE, 1989 )
  • Pollution Coverage Under C.G.L. and Automobile Policies ( in Pollution and Contamination Insurance Claims, CLE, 1990 )

Bruce W. Lemer, Litigation Counsel · Trial Lawyer
Lemer and Company
BruceLemer.com

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