Covid-19: Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench Update

Thanks to the quick response and diligent efforts in Saskatchewan, our province’s management of COVID-19 has been quite remarkable. While we will still feel the effects for the foreseeable future, we must learn how to navigate ourselves to return to a new normal.

Yesterday, we saw the provincial government’s re-opening plan, which will allow the economy to re-open in phases. Yesterday, we also saw an updated directive from The Court of Queen’s Bench.

Chamber’s Hearings:

Effective June 1, 2020, the Court’s restrictions respecting hearing only urgent and emergency chamber’s applications will be lifted. These matters will proceed by telephone. Until June 1, 2020, the Court’s restrictions on hearing only urgent and emergency applications remain in place.

Pre-Trial Conferences:

Effective June 1, 2020 pre-trial conference will resume. These will proceed by telephone, or where appropriate and possible, in person. The Court has indicated they will be making efforts to hear substantially more pre-trial conferences over the summer months to assist with the backlog of cases. Further details about scheduling pre-trials will be provided shortly.

Moving Forward:

Robertson Stromberg continues to operate during this time.  We are committed to assisting you with all your needs while also practicing appropriate social distancing protocols. With the latest update from the Court, regular chambers hearings and pre-trial conferences are only five weeks away.

If you had a chamber’s hearing or pre-trial conference that was adjourned due to COVID-19, your lawyer will be contacting you once they receive information about its rescheduling.

If you have a current legal issue, please contact our office to discuss your options with one of our lawyers. We can advise if your matter may qualify to proceed on an urgent or emergency basis. If not, we can provide you with alternative options. Robertson Stromberg has lawyers trained in arbitration, collaborative law, and mediation. Lastly, if required, with the new directive from the Court, we can start to prepare your matter to be heard in June when the court resumes hearing all applications.

To view the full directive from the Court of Queen’s Bench, click the following link: https://sasklawcourts.ca/index.php/home/court-of-queen-s-bench/covid-19-update

For more information, please contact:

 

Andrew R. Gaucher

306.933.1336

Email: a.gaucher@rslaw.com

Andrew Gaucher Appointed to City Appeals Boards

Andrew Gaucher has been appointed by Saskatoon City Council to a two year term on the City Mortgage Appeals Board. Appointees of this Board also serve as members of the Access Transit Appeals Board.

The City Mortgage Appeals Board hears and makes final decisions on all requests for forgiveness of City Mortgage that may arise out of the City’s Lot allocation Policy.  The Access Transit Appeals Board provides an appeal process for those who are denied access to Access Transit.

Congratulations on the appointment Andrew.

 

 

Andrew Gaucher Presents at “Planning Ahead Seminar”

On Wednesday June 26, Andrew Gaucher will be speaking about the importance of Estate Planning at the “Planning Ahead Seminar” hosted by Hillcrest Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.  The evening session, beginning at 6:30 will also include other planning aspects such as funeral pre-planning, insurance and real estate.

There is no cost or registration required.

Hillcrest is located at 210 Wess Road, Saskatoon.

Lawyers Andrew R Gaucher