The Fee Waiver Act passed

The Saskatchewan Legislature has passed The Fee Waiver Act. This Act will come into force once it is proclaimed. The development of this Act was a response to the Commission’s 2013 report: Access to Justice – Needy Person Certificates and Waiver of Fees: Final Report. The recommendations of the Commission in this report are intended to improve access to justice for the less advantaged members of our community through fee waivers.

2014 FOLRAC Symposium

The Federation of Law Reform Agencies of Canada (FOLRAC) is presenting a symposium from February 20-22, 2014, at Allard Hall, University of British Columbia. The symposium is co-hosted by the Commission and the British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI), and the theme is “Engaging the Public and Government.” Representatives from each of the member agencies will be in attendance, as will be representatives from the British Columbia Ministry of Justice and the Scottish Law Commission. The registration deadline is January 15, 2014. For information on registration, please contact the Director of Research.

CBA Saskatchewan Mid-Winter Meeting, February 2014

The Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan and the Ministry of Justice are jointly presenting a “Legislation and Law Reform Update” on February 6, 2014 at the CBA Saskatchewan Mid-Winter Meeting in Regina. The Commission’s presentation will include an opportunity for those in attendance to comment on the Reform to The Land Contracts (Actions) Act project. Please join us and share your views.

CBA Family Law South Section, January 23, 2014

The Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan will be meeting with the CBA Saskatchewan Family Law South Section on Thursday, January 23, 2014, to discuss the Reform of The Land Contracts (Actions) Act: Consultation Paper. The Commission will be taking this opportunity to solicit feedback on the issues raised in the Consultation Paper, focusing on the role of family breakdown in foreclosure. To register, please contact the Canadian Bar Association – Saskatchewan Branch.

Legal Researcher (Short Term Contract)

The Commission is seeking a legal researcher to assist with the second part of its extensive examination of Saskatchewan mortgage law, which includes a historic survey of statutory provisions affecting mortgages enacted since 1905 and the identification of sources (Hansard, newspaper reports, etc.) that provide background to or explanations of the legislation and its changes. Identification of parallel legislation in neighboring provinces will also be required.

Candidates must have a law degree, and preferably experience in mortgage law.  Research experience is required.

It is expected that work on this part of the project will take approximately 50 hours. The Commission would like the work to be completed within three months of hiring. Compensation will be negotiated based on experience. This position is not limited by geography, although some travel to the Legislative Library in Regina should be expected.

The researcher will work under the direction of the Director of Research and will report to the Commission.

For more information, or to apply with a resume and cover letter before Friday, November 8, 2013, please contact Reché McKeague, Director of Research.

CBA Civil Litigation South Section, October 9, 2013

The Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan will be meeting with the CBA Saskatchewan Civil Litigation South Section on Wednesday, October 9 to discuss its Reform of The Land Contracts (Actions) Act: Consultation Paper. The Commission will be taking this opportunity to solicit feedback on the issues raised in the Consultation Paper. To register, please contact the Canadian Bar Association – Saskatchewan Branch.

CBA Business Law North Section, October 2, 2013

The Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan will be meeting with the CBA Saskatchewan Bankruptcy & Insolvency North Section on Wednesday, October 2 to discuss its Reform of The Land Contracts (Actions) Act: Consultation Paper. The Commission will be taking this opportunity to solicit feedback on the issues raised in the Consultation Paper. To register, please contact the Canadian Bar Association – Saskatchewan Branch.