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Saskatchewan Justice

Libraries

Public Law has an extensive policy library, focusing largely on government publications relating to the administration of justice and public legal information issues. A collection relating to drafting and parliamentary procedure and a near-complete set of the current revised statutes of all provinces (with the exception of Quebec and the Northwest Territories) are housed in this division.

Public Prosecutions' libraries have a variety of texts relating to criminal law and procedure.

All lawyers have access to on-line legal research tools and the Queen's Printer FreeLawTM .

Workspace

Articling students are provided with their own offices and computers.  Each computer is equipped with high speed internet access, personal employee email, and access to research materials.

Employee Benefits

Does the Ministry of Justice pay the bar course admission fees?

Yes, regardless of whether the students continue their employment with the Ministry of Justice following articles.

Other benefits:

Salary

  • $3,982/month effective April 1, 2014

Attendance at the Saskatchewan CPLED program (Bar Admission Course) is at full pay.
Travel expense allowance available for CPLED sessions in Saskatoon.

Entitlements

  • 6.36% of gross salary is paid in lieu of holidays
  • 1.25 sick leave days per month (includes leave for family and bereavement purposes)
  • 1 scheduled day off per month

Benefits

Public Employees Extended Health Care Plan

  • coverage commences on the employee's first day of work
  • coverage is provided for expenses such as prescription drugs and vision care (as per plan
    schedule)
  • no employee contribution required

Public Employees Pension Plan

  • employee's contribution is 5% of regular earnings
  • employer's contribution is 7% of regular earnings

Group Life Insurance

  • coverage commences on employee's first day of work
  • premiums for the first $25,000 coverage are paid by the employer
  • basic coverage is equal to two times annual salary; employee may purchase additional coverage
  • premiums deducted monthly

Dental Plan

  • coverage commences after six months continuous service, retroactive to first day of employment
  • benefits as per reimbursement schedule
  • no employee contribution required

Disability Income Plan

  • coverage commences after completion of 3 months continuous service
  • no employee contribution required

Flexible Benefit

  • coverage commences after six months of continuous service
  • $800 for 2014/15
  • amount of coverage may be pro-rated depending on commencement date and end date within the fiscal year

Fees and Expenses Paid by Saskatchewan Justice

  • Law Society student registration fee
  • All CPLED fees (Bar Admission Course) and CPLED reference materials
  • Regina Bar Association Introduction of Students Dinner
  • Application for Admission as a Lawyer
  • Up to $300 per student for legal education
  • Canadian Bar Association (CBA) fees


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