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Saskatchewan, law society to study feasibility of non-lawyers providing legal services

Tuesday, May 09, 2017 @ 8:59 AM | By Amanda Jerome

The government of Saskatchewan announced last week the creation of a team that will examine the possibility of having non-lawyers provide legal services.

The Legal Service Task Team is a joint project between the Ministry of Justice and the Law Society of Saskatchewan. The task team comprises a number of experienced lawyers, legal professionals and members of the public.

“Access to justice is one of the Ministry of Justice’s highest priorities,” said Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant in a statement. “We know there’s interest...