Legal Community Response to COVID-19

 

(Updated May 28)

CONTACT CBA Saskatchewan

Monteen Dent, Executive Director monteen@cbasask.org
Jodi Snow, Member Services Coordinator jodi@cbasask.org

@CBA_SK (Twitter)
@CBAsask (Facebook)


Return To Office: Resources to help transition back to in-office operations

**Updated as of May 19** - CBA Return To Office - Considerations for Law Firms
Click HERE for COVID-19 Printable Signage for the Workplace
Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan - A Plan to Open the Provincial Economy


RESOURCES
 

CBASK Webinars (FREE to CBA members)
 

June 1, 2020 | Join Justice Michele Hollins, Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta as she Discusses her Personal Journey of Mental Health & Wellness in the Legal Profession | 2:00 - 3:00 pm (SK Time) | MORE INFO

June 10, 2020 | Bankruptcy and its Alternatives - Assisting Financially Distressed Clients | 12:00 - 1:00 pm (SK Time) | Craig Frith, McDougall Gauley LLP | MORE INFO

June 17, 2020 | Succession Planning – What do I do Now? | 12:00 - 1:00 pm (SK Time) | Marc Hoffort, Virtus Group | MORE INFO


Information Regarding CBASK Zoom Meetings: Zoom-Message-CBASK-Apr-6

 

CBA Young Lawyers Section is launching Coffee in the Times of COVID, a virtual meet-up held weekly to discuss a topic of common interest for young lawyers (with some for articling students and law students too!)


Resource Articles 

Saskatchewan Tax Update (Updated May 18) Amanda Doucette from Stevenson Hood Thornton Beaubier LLP has written an article specifically for CBA Members titled TAX UPDATE – THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA RESPONSE TO COVID-19.  Ms. Doucette will be providing updates as the information changes so please ensure you check back regularily.

Implications of COVID-19 for Law Firms (May 28/20)

Best Practices for Remote Hearings (May 13/20) - Click HERE to download or read the article

Update from The Honourable Chief Justice Popescul (Apr 23/20)- Court of Queen's Bench

ISC (Mar 26/20)-Registrars of Titles direction on the witnessing of documents submitted to the Land Registry


CBA SASKATCHEWAN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Read our Statement - March 13, 2020


Wellness

Mindful Moments – quick little reminders how to incorporate some wellness into your daily activities CLICK HERE

Visit the CDC to learn about Stress & Coping

Wellness Together Canada: Mental Health and Substance Use Support

Mental Health Commission of Canada: Wellness During the COVID-19 Pandemic


PD Priority Programming (all branches)

The CCCA has developed a new Webinar Series "In the House with In-House

As a CBA member you can access PD across all branches of the CBA. Visit the CBA COVID-19 Resource Hub – Professional Development for a listing of most current offerings, or www.cbapd.org and search by topic or provider and click the tab “Live Online”


Federal Government Relief Programs 
While details of programs will not be finalized for weeks, CBA is working on keeping members informed. CBA National has just published this article The COVID-19 Emergency Wage Subsidy: Read the Fine Print be sure to also check out the CBA's COVID-19 Resource Hub for updates


CBA Pandemic Resources

  • CBA British Columbia Tips for Navigating a Virtual Hearing 
  • CBA COVID-19 RESOURCE HUB https://www.cba.org/Membership/COVID-19  links to Resources including Legal and Justice System updates, Professional Development & Resources, Well-being. Also follow updates on Twitter @CBA_news
  • Visit www.cba.org for links to useful resources as they become available including CPD programs and follow updates on Twitter @CBA_news
  • CBA’s Labour and Employment Law Section created a pandemic preparedness resource guide to address the key questions for employers, unions and employees. This guide is now available to the public.
  • The CBA has a new podcast “Pandemics in the workplace: Are you prepared?
  • CBA British Columbia has developed a Resource Hub with links to Wellness Resources and PD Programming
  • Ontario Bar Association has a COVID-19 Action Centre with Tips for Lawyers Wellness and Priority CPD programs.

Saskatchewan Court Updates
https://sasklawcourts.ca/index.php/home/resources/covid-court-update
@SKCourts (Twitter)

National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP) is tracking impacts for Courts across Canada. https://representingyourselfcanada.com/court-closures-updates/

Law Society of Saskatchewan Updates
https://www.lawsociety.sk.ca/covid-19-updates/
@LawSocietySask (Twitter)

Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (Saskatchewan) Offers a free, confidential assistance program for lawyers, judges, articling students, law students and their immediate family members. https://lawyersconcernedforlawyers.ca/ or call directly 1-800-663-1142.

Government of Saskatchewan
https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus
@SKGov (Twitter)