About Us


The Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association (STLA) was incorporated in 1985 at a meeting of its founding directors in Saskatoon. The organization was created to respond to an ever-increasing demand for advocacy training and resources in Saskatchewan.


The STLA is a voluntary professional legal association whose objectives are:

  • to uphold and defend the tenets of democracy
  • to promote the administration of justice for the public good
  • to advance the cause of those who are damaged in person or property and who must seek redress
  • to uphold and improve the adversary system and trial by jury
  • to advance the science of jurisprudence
  • to train in all fields and phases of advocacy
  • to uphold the honour and dignity of the profession of law
  • to encourage collegiality among the members of the bar

Our membership is very broad-based, open to lawyers both inside and outside the province, and also to law and articling students, judges, and non-lawyers in special categories. We thank all of our members for their ongoing support, and welcome all those interested in becoming part of this vibrant and important organization.





Karen Roden

Executive Director

Direct email: karen@stla.ca

Toll Free: 888-955-7850

Saskatoon Telephone: 306-955-7850

Facsimile: 306-955-7433

In Need of CPD?


Legal Tracks: Family Law (Sept. 11); Civil Litigation (Sept. 18); Criminal Law (Sept. 25)

Total CPD Hours per Track = 3.5-6.5 hours

Total CPD "Ethics Hours" per Track = 3.5 hours for Criminal Law; 3.5 hours for Family Law

For more information contact the STLA office via email admin@stla.ca


Requiring CPD Credits?

Civility, Ethics & Practice Management

5.5 CPD credit hours with 5 “ethics” hours

Complete the registration form or contact the STLA office via email admin@stla.ca

The Queen v. Your Client: It's Almost Criminal

5.5 CPD Hours with 1 "ethics" hours

Complete the registration form or contact the STLA office via email admin@stla.ca

Past Teleseminars:

See Registration Form for programs offered

1 CPD Credit/Teleseminar
To register, complete the registration form above or contact the STLA office at admin@stla.ca