Do you know what the statistics for practising Public Interest Lawyers are in Saskatchewan?  In 2021, there were 1,871 active members of the Law Society of Saskatchewan.  Of those, here is a breakdown of who worked directly in the public sector:

  • 9.0% Provincial Government
  • 5.7% Provincial Prosecution 
  • 4.2% Legal Aid 
  • 2.3% Provincial Crown Corporation 
  • 1.9% Federal Government
  • 0.9% Federal Prosecution 

24% work in the Public Sector. If you add in other categories like "unclassified/other, university, and courts - that number goes up to 30%.  It just depends on how broadly you define the public sector.  Regardless, the opposite stat tells us that 70% of the active members who reside in in SK are in private practice (1119) and in-house corporate counsel positions (188).   

Please join us on Wed. March 6th, and hear directly from those that have legal careers that benefit the Public – in either Public Service or Advocacy Roles. 

  • Catriona kaiser-Derrick, CLASSIC – Community Legal Assistance Services for Saskatoon Inner City Inc., Saskatoon
  • Alan Fern, General Counsel, Crown Investments Corporation of Saskatchewan, (umbrella for the Crown Corps), Regina
  • Melissa Nicolls, Counsel, Department of Justice Canada, Saskatoon
  • Val Adamko, Regional Crown Prosecutor, Ministry of Justice and Attorney General, Government of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
  • Sharon Pratchler, KC, Saskatchewan’s Ombudsman and Public Interest Disclosure Commission, Government of Saskatchewan, Regina   
  • Joanne Khan, Practice Management Counsel, Legal Aid Saskatchewan
  • Carly Romanow, Executive Director & Staff Lawyer, Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan

Please sign up for this event in CareerLink, College of Law, Law Events and PD Sessions

Event Details

12:30 PM - 01:20 PM CST
MLT Aikins Lecture Theatre (Room 150), College of Law, University of Saskatchewan


Shari Thompson, Director of Career Development