Law Society of Saskatchewan

The Law Society of Saskatchewan is the governing body for lawyers in the Province of Saskatchewan, Canada.

Law Society of Saskatchewan
Formation1907
TypeLaw Society
Legal statusactive
PurposePublic regulator of the legal profession
HeadquartersRegina, Saskatchewan
Region served
Saskatchewan, Canada
Official language
English
Executive Director
Tim Brown
AffiliationsFederation of Law Societies of Canada
WebsiteLaw Society of Saskatchewan

HistoryEdit

The Law Society of Saskatchewan was established in 1907, by the Legal Professions Act, following the establishment of the Province of Saskatchewan in 1905. Prior to 1907, lawyers in the province were governed by the 1885 Legal Profession Ordinance of the North-West Territories, of which the successor provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan had been a part.[1]

The Society has generated national interest, since the 1980s, in relation to its regulatory actions against prominent Saskatchewan lawyer Anthony Merchant.

On the occasion of its centenary, the Law Society published A Century of Integrity: The Law Society of Saskatchewan 1907 to 2007, by lawyer Iain Mentiplay, Q.C.[2] Mentiplay had been the secretary-treasurer of the Law Society from 1979 to 1991, and then senior counsel and complaints officer from 1992 until his retirement in 1999.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Law Society of Saskatchewan, About Us. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
  2. ^ Law Society of Saskatchewan, Publications. Retrieved 2016-10-18.
  3. ^ Kelly Laycock, Iain Mentiplay, October 15, 2015, on the occasion of Mentiplay's passing. Legal Sourcery, Law Society of Saskatchewan Library. Retrieved 2016-10-18.