Tiffany Paulsen, Q.C., Elected to Bencher of the Law Society of Saskatchewan

Congratulations to Tiffany Paulsen, Q.C. on her election to Bencher of the Law Society of Saskatchewan.

The Benchers govern Saskatchewan’s law society by setting and enforcing standards for admissions, professional conduct and quality of service. More information about Benchers of the Law Society of Saskatchewan can be found here.

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Tiffany M Paulsen receives Q.Arb designation

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Retroactive Child Support: Should you be Worried?

The recent Supreme Court of Canada decision, Michel v Graydon, 2020 SCC 24  is likely going to cause late night anxiety for some parents as the Court determined that, no matter how old the “children” are, parents may still collect unpaid child support from the other...

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COVID-19: Why now is not the time to put your life on hold

It feels as though life is on hold these days.  People’s careers have been paused.  Kids are home from school.  Our social lives have become considerably more restricted.  We have all been forced to become homebodies, even if we (secretly) don’t mind it.  However, now...

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Robertson Stromberg named one of Canada’s Best Law Firms of 2022

Robertson Stromberg has been named one of Canada’s Best Law Firms of 2022 by The Globe and Mail.

Canada’s best law firms were identified in 28 different legal fields, based on the number of recommendations they received for a respective legal field. Robertson Stromberg was recognized for work in Construction & Infrastructure Law and Dispute Resolution (Litigation, Arbitration & Investigations).

The results reflect the 200 firms that made it to the top – among more than 30,000 existing law firms in the country.

Read the full listing here:
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/rob-magazine/article-best-lawyers-in-canada-our-complete-listings/

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Darlene Wingerak presents at CBA Labour and Employment Law Symposium

CBA LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW ONLINE SYMPOSIUM

Join Darlene Wingerak as she discusses mediation ethics at the CBA Labour and Employment Law Symposium on November 9. The session will discuss ethical issues arising in mediations for both lawyers and mediators, particularly those related to workplace disputes and the current environment. Example scenarios will be used to illustrate difficult ethical issues, and panellists will discuss their own and sometimes differing perspectives on the appropriate means of addressing those issues.

November 9 | 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM ET

ONLINE

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Covid-19 Employment Law Update

Following Candice Grant’s March 13, 2020, article, “COVID-19: Information for Employers”, published on our firm website, the Government of Saskatchewan introduced new legislation to address public health emergency leave and temporary layoffs due to COVID-19. This...

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Kusch and Clavelle Contribute to CBA BarNotes

The most recent issue of the Canadian Bar Associations's BarNotes contains articles by two RS lawyers. Travis Kusch's article “Closely Held Corporations: Avoiding the Messy Break-up”  offers practical advice to families who enter into business together. Curtis...

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Lunch and Learn with Tim Hawryluk

The Saskatoon Construction Association is offering its members a lunch hour legal information session on November 13th.  The Robertson Stromberg Lunch and Learn, presented by Tim Hawryluk, will discuss the best approaches to one of the most challenging prospects for...

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Prompt Payment Legislation in force in Saskatchewan on March 1, 2022

For quite some time, the Saskatchewan construction industry has been focused on the details of prompt payment legislation, and the long-awaited launch date is finally here!  The Government of Saskatchewan recently announced that The Builders’ Lien (Prompt Payment) Amendment Act, 2019 will be proclaimed into force on March 1, 2022.  This legislation will mandate reasonable payment timelines for most construction services in Saskatchewan and will provide for an efficient adjudication process to resolve interim disputes on projects.  Robertson Stromberg LLP was proud to represent the Saskatchewan Construction Association as they pushed for the enactment of this legislation for the benefit of Saskatchewan’s construction industry.

For more information about The Builders’ Lien (Prompt Payment) Amendment Act, 2019 contact Misty Alexandre or Jared Epp.

Misty S. Alexandre

Direct: (306) 933-1352
Main: (306) 652-7575
Fax: (306) 652-2445
Email: [email protected]

Jared D. Epp

Direct: (306) 933-1326
Main: (306) 652-7575
Fax: (306) 652-2445
Email: [email protected]

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James Steele presents at STLA Fall Conference

STLA Fall Conference

Challenging Wealth Transfers: Themes, Trends & Tools

James Steele will be presenting at the STLA’s fall conference: Challenging Wealth Transfers: Themes, Trends and Tools on October 22, 2021.

James’ presentation is entitled “Steps in a Will Challenge” and he will walk through the steps in challenging a will including general procedure; challenging undue influence and capacity; where to obtain evidence; and how to avoid a Will challenge in the first place.

October 22, 2021

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Virtual conference via Zoom 

CPD hours: 6 with 2.5 qualifying towards “ethics”

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Funeral expenses: Why executors should pay them promptly

This article discusses the payment of funeral expenses out of an estate, and why executors should pay them promptly. The first reason is practical. After death, the funeral home is often the first to provide a service to the estate. It disposes of the body in a safe...

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Robertson Stromberg named a Top Prairie Law Firm by Canadian Lawyer

Robertson Stromberg is honoured to be chosen as one of Canadian Lawyer magazine’s Top Prairie firms.

The firm was listed among the top five law firms in Saskatchewan in the 2021-22 edition of Canadian Lawyer’s annual survey.

Canadian Lawyer magazine asks lawyers, in-house counsel and clients from across the country to select their Top 10 regional law firms, based on the firms’ regional service coverage, client base, service excellence and legal expertise.

According to Canadian Lawyer, “We can all agree it has been a tough 18+ months for everyone. However, firms on the Prairies have also had to wrestle with some particular circumstances related to the pandemic.”

Jennifer Pereira, Q.C., was quoted in the article on the changing agricultural sector and the effect COVID-19 has had on business in Saskatchewan.

You can read the full article on Canadian Lawyer’s website.

Congratulations to everyone at RS on this remarkable achievement.

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