Benefits & Services

An STLA membership provides you with many valuable benefits. Take a look at just some of them:

 
On-Line Calculators
STLA members enjoy the use of free calculators, all contained with a member's only section of the website. Simply login and access
Pre-judgment Interest
Conduct and
Life Expectancy
 
Litigation Groups
Free email-based practice specific litigation groups allow practitioners, within a specicialized area of practice, a forum to get quick answers, discuss common concerns, share ideas and stay connected. These groups include a National Plaintiff-only Medical Negligence, Criminal Defence (CDLG) and Family Law (FLLG).
 
On-Line Document Databanks
An STLA membership allows you access to the association’s many on-line databnks - Experts, General Practice, Criminal Defence (CDLG) and Family Law Litigation Group (FLLG). Share files, locate experts, refer experts all at your fingertips. You can also share your knowledge of expert witnesses by making recommendations for additions to the database. Members simply login to access the Expert; General Practice; and specialized Litigation Group databanks (application required for the CDLG and FLLG).
 
On-Line Legal Directory of STLA Members
Lawyers representing plaintiffs and accused persons (voting STLA members only) will have the option to be listed within an on-line directory for members of the public to seek legal advice.
 
Legal Education - Conferences & Webinars

STLA has become known for staging conferences and seminars of the highest caliber. Our members get the opportunity to hear from local, national and international experts on a variety of topics. Notable presenters include Mr. Edward Greenspan, Q.C., Mr. John Rosen and Justices Bastarache and Cote of the Supreme Court of Canada. Our presenters have shared their insights on all aspects of litigation: from pleadings to closing arguments and everything in between and beyond, including appellate advocacy. STLA members receive preferred registration rates for all educational programs. Just another way to show our members how much we value their membership. STLA is a pre-approved CDP provider with the Law Society of Saskatchewan. Upcoming programs are listed under our Calendar.

 
Legal Publication - The Saskatchewan Advocate
Our quarterly publication addresses new case law and trends in the law, practice tips and topics of general interest to all litigation lawyers. The publication includes articles by authors in our own ranks and others including members of the bench, law professors, accountants, engineers, and health care professionals. Search our on-line password protected “member’s only” section of our website.
 
Legal Connections
When you join the STLA you join a community of over 400 like-minded professionals who can assist you in your practice of law by accessing our general and specialized email listserves you can exchange information: topics such as expert witnesses, trial tips, settlement strategies, to referrals and more. With the touch of your fingertips your email message will be automatically sent to every member on the list.
 
Our members include some of the Province’s most respected litigation lawyers. Networking with them at our in-person programs provides an excellent opportunity to gain insight and advice on legal issues. Connect with other STLA members at our special events, educational programs or by our email listserves.
 
STLA's Mentorship Program provides members with a confidential forum to seek guidance, assistance and support from fellow members.  There are two branches of the program: TIP which stands for "Transitioning Into Practice" geared towards our university and articling student members; and,  L2L which stands for "Lawyer To Lawyer" for our practicing members. Volunteer to be a Mentor and give the gift of your knowledge.
 
STLA Judicial Court Liaison
Have a voice within the court system. Committee members meet with representatives of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, Court of Queen’s Bench and Provincial Court on a regular basis; to identify and deal with concerns of the members of the Judiciary and of the Bar. The mandate of this Committee is to identify solutions or initiatives for improvement of court administration and procedure; and to maintain positive relations between the Bench and the Bar.
 
STLA Law Reform Initiatives
Proposed changes to legislation in Saskatchewan are reviewed and scrutinized by this committee. Recommendations will be made to the Board of Governors on the position to take in response to any proposed legislative change with briefs being presented to the Governments in support or opposition of proposed changes.
 
 

Fighting With Your Family: A Primer on Estate Litigation

Virtual Fall Conference - Friday, October 22, 2021
Program will be announced soon - CPD hours TBA.

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

 

Requiring CPD Credits On Demand?

 

Spring 2021
Conference: 
ASK THE EXPERTS!
7 CPD credit hours with 2 “ethics” hours
STLA 2020 Multi-track Conference:
LEGAL SYMPOSIUM II
Recordings & materials form (CPD credits vary).

Spring 2019 Conference:

Civility, Ethics & Practice Management

5.5 CPD credit hours with 5 “ethics” hours.

Recordings & materials form

Fall 2019 Conference:
The Queen v. Your Client: It's Almost Criminal

5.5 CPD Hours with 1 "ethics" hours.

Recordings & materials form

 

Questions: please contact the STLA office via email admin@stla.ca