The Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan Law Reform Paper Prize

The Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan will award $200 annually to a student from the University of Saskatchewan College of Law who submits the best paper relating to the field of law reform in Saskatchewan.  Students may submit papers completed in connection with courses offered by the College of Law. Papers must be between 4,000 – 12,500 words in length, and must have been written during the current academic year. Papers must be submitted to the Law Reform Commission’s Director of Research (director@lawreformcommission.sk.ca) by April 15 of each year.

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.

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.