Eighth Annual Saskatchewan Access to Justice Week

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This year, the 8th Annual SK A2J Week, emphasizes inclusivity and data-informed change and aims to engage new and diverse voices and to highlight initiatives working to improve justice for Saskatchewan residents.

We invite the public, law students, and members of the justice community to get involved in the week’s many free events and join the conversation.

Some events may qualify for CPD credits for lawyers.

We want to hear from you!  Share your access to justice ideas, work, announcements, photos, and reports on social media using the hashtag #SKA2J2023

Access to Justice Week Events in Saskatchewan

Date

Time/Event Type

Session Description

Registration Detail

Speakers

10/19/23

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm CST

 

In-person

Regina Book Launch: Creating a Seat at the Table
Join us for an inspiring and thought-provoking evening as the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan proudly presents the book launch event for "Creating a Seat at the Table." This event promises to be a captivating experience, bringing together legal professionals, students, and advocates who are passionate about promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal field. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to engage in lively discussions, network with like-minded individuals, and gain invaluable knowledge. Whether you are a law student, legal professional, or simply interested in the pursuit of justice, this book launch event offers an unparalleled opportunity to engage with trailblazers in the field, gain fresh perspectives, and contribute to the ongoing discourse on inclusivity within the legal system. Don't miss your chance to be part of this significant event.

Register here

  • Beth Bilson, K.C
  • Leah Howie
  • Brea Lowenberger

10/22/23

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm CST

 

In-person

Saskatoon Public Library Legal Resources Fair
Legal resource experts and organizations will be on hand at the Saskatoon Public Library Legal Resources Fair to help answer law-related questions. There will be presentations on legal topics, a family law clinic, a wills/estates help clinic, and a free trade show.

No registration required

  • Charlene LaFleur-Graham
  • Mike Russell & Karl Beuckert
  • Tina Halback
  • Angie Howlett
  • Jan King & James Steele
  • Suneil Sarai & Kim Newsham

10/23/23

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST

 

In-person and Virtual

McKercher Lecture
Join Former Chief Cadmus Delorme for a McKercher Lecture Series session on family justice and the Indigenous world view. The McKercher Lecture Series at the College of Law, University of Saskatchewan, is a prestigious annual event that brings together legal scholars, practitioners, and the broader community to engage in insightful discussions on contemporary legal issues. Named after a distinguished alumnus, this series features prominent speakers who share their expertise and perspectives on a wide range of legal topics, fostering intellectual exploration and encouraging critical thinking among attendees. The lectures serve as a platform for meaningful conversations, encouraging a deeper understanding of the law's role in shaping society.

Register here. Or watch the free live stream here.

  • Former Chief, Cadmus Delorme

10/24/23

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST

 

Virtual

Legal Needs Assessment Webinar
Join this webinar to learn about the results of the Saskatchewan Legal Needs Assessment conducted during 2021-2022. The Legal Needs Assessment provides the perspectives of lawyers and community organizations on access to justice issues and legal needs within communities across Saskatchewan. It offers insights for addressing unmet legal needs and areas of focus. The researchers involved in the assessment will present their findings and key insights to advance access to justice within Saskatchewan.

Register here

  • Pamela Kovacs
  • Heather Heavin
  • Dr. Lisa Jewell
  • Brea Lowenberger
  • Dr. Bryce Stoliker
  • Jessie Buydens

10/26/23

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm CST

 

In-person

Saskatoon Book Launch: Creating a Seat at the Table
Join us for an inspiring and thought-provoking evening as the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan proudly presents the book launch event for "Creating a Seat at the Table." This event promises to be a captivating experience, bringing together legal professionals, students, and advocates who are passionate about promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal field. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to engage in lively discussions, network with like-minded individuals, and gain invaluable knowledge. Whether you are a law student, legal professional, or simply interested in the pursuit of justice, this book launch event offers an unparalleled opportunity to engage with trailblazers in the field, gain fresh perspectives, and contribute to the ongoing discourse on inclusivity within the legal system. Don't miss your chance to be part of this significant event.

Register here

  • Beth Bilson, K.C
  • Leah Howie
  • Brea Lowenberger

10/26/23

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm CST

 

In-person

Dear Beth: A Women in Law Podcast
Tune in for the first episode of Dear Beth… A Women in Law Podcast, a Cascade production associated with the Creating a Seat initiative! Check out the CREATE Justice website for a link to the first episode on October 16th.

Register here

  • Beth Bilson, K.C
  • Leah Howie
  • Brea Lowenberger

10/26/23

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST

 

Virtual

Enforcing Support Orders Webinar
The Maintenance Enforcement Office (MEO) was created 40 years ago, to help people enforce their support orders and agreements. The MEO has been very successful at collecting support, and The Enforcement of Maintenance Orders Act (EMOA) has been periodically amended to ensure that the MEO has effective enforcement tools at its disposal. In this 90-minute webinar, Enforcing Support Orders,  you will gain an in-depth understanding of the EMOA and MEO processes and policies, gain helpful tips in drafting court orders, and be able to better prepare your client, whether payor or recipient, for registration with the MEO. 

To register, contact Rolande Wright at 

Rolande.wright@gov.sk.ca.
  • Jeff Boos
  • Suneil Sarai
  • Kim Newsham

10/28/23

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST

 

In-person

Regina Public Library Law Fair
Join the Regina Public Library, the Law Society of Saskatchewan, and Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan for a free Access to Justice Week Law Fair event. This afternoon event includes presentations, a trade show, and free law clinics! This is a drop-in program taking place at Central Library. No registration is required to attend. Representatives from the Law Society of SaskatchewanPro Bono Law Saskatchewan, and the Regina Public Library have organized this afternoon event, which aims to (i) connect community members with free legal knowledge, legal information assistance, legal assistance/advice services, and government agencies and (ii) broaden public awareness of legal rights and responsibilities and ways of obtaining legal information & assistance. This event will feature education sessions on common areas of law, in addition to hosting free family law clinics in The Commons, and hosting a tradeshow on our mezzanine (featuring relevant local and provincial organizations).

No registration required

 

 

 What is Access to Justice Week?

Saskatchewan Access to Justice (SK A2J) Week is an annual event that engages communities across the province in a conversation about improving access to justice. Many justice stakeholders and organizations throughout Saskatchewan are proud contributors to the week.

The establishment of the Saskatchewan Access to Justice Week is a spinoff of the “Putting the Public First” topic that was addressed by participants at the  2016 meeting of the Dean’s Forum on Access to Justice and Dispute Resolution (the Dean’s Forum) – participants at that meeting identified that a provincial strategy must use multiple vehicles and approaches for engagement of different communities facing access to justice barriers. 

The Saskatchewan Access to Justice Week is one vehicle and approach to engage different communities in the access to justice conversation. 

The week will provide opportunities to:

  • Engage new and diverse voices in the access to justice conversation; and
  • Highlight initiatives that aim to improve access to justice for Saskatchewan residents. 

Event Details

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Time:
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM CST
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