List of summaries, consolidations and regulations
The Legal Profession Act, 1990
The Legal Profession Act, 1990 delegates to the Law Society of Saskatchewan the responsibility to govern the legal profession in Saskatchewan.
The Law Society, through its rules, sets standards for admission and standards of professional conduct for lawyers. It disciplines lawyers who violate those standards. The Society also provides services to its members and works to improve the law and legal processes, including the independence of the legal profession.
The benchers are the governing body of the Law Society. Eighteen of the benchers are lawyers: one is the Dean of the College of Law of the University of Saskatchewan and 18 are elected by their colleagues to serve a three-year term. The Lieutenant Governor in Council may appoint up to four non-lawyer benchers for three-year terms.
The benchers are given the power to develop rules, including rules respecting:
All lawyers must maintain insurance to protect the public from professional errors or omissions. Lawyers must also contribute to the Indemnity Fund to reimburse members of the public if money or other property is misappropriated by a lawyer.
The Law Society shall review a member's conduct:
The Act establishes the Law Foundation with the objective of maintaining a fund for legal education, legal research, legal aid, law libraries and law reform. The Foundation is funded from interest accruing on money held in trust and unclaimed trust money, as well as from investment income of the Foundation.