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The Law Society of Saskatchewan is looking for up to 10 members of the public and up to 10 members of the Law Society (lawyers licensed through the Law Society of Saskatchewan) to join its Hearing Committee Adjudicator Roster. Successful candidates will receive adjudicator training.
As part of its mandate to regulate the practice of law in Saskatchewan in the public interest, the Law Society of Saskatchewan ("Law Society") recognizes the importance of high-quality adjudications for professional discipline matters that require a hearing. The Law Society has appointed an independent Hearing Administrator to lead the process to select a roster of diverse and well-qualified candidates to populate Hearing Committees.
The Hearing Administrator is seeking applications from those interested in being considered for appointment to the Law Society of Saskatchewan Hearing Roster (the “Roster”). People appointed to the Roster will form a pool of adjudicators who may be assigned by the Hearing Administrator to carry out adjudicative responsibilities typically as a member a three-person Hearing Committee. Prior to appointment to a Hearing Committee, members of the Roster must complete the Law Society of Saskatchewan Adjudicator Training Program (approximately 16 hours of video-based course content).
The Roster will consist of between 20-30 individuals and include an approximately equal mixture of Law Society Board Members (Benchers), members of the Law Society, and members of the wider public. Appointments are for terms of three years and may be renewed.
The Law Society and the public it serves will benefit from a Roster comprised of people with a diverse set of skills, experiences, and perspectives. In line with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission Equity Program, we encourage applications from equity-seeking groups. This includes candidates who are Indigenous, women, persons with disabilities, from racialized groups, 2SLGBTQQIA+ individuals, and others who hold unique and complex lived experiences.
How you will spend your time:
As a Hearing Committee member you will:
When assigned as a Hearing Committee chair you will:
When authoring reasons you will:
What you will bring to the table:
The following, while not required, will be considered an asset:
Lived experience as a member of an equity-seeking group will also be considered an asset.
What you will receive:
Apply on-line by Monday, October 10 @ 5 p.m. at https://lawsocietysk.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=22
Include the following in your application:
The Law Society values diversity. In line with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission Equity Program, we encourage applications from equity-seeking groups. This includes candidates who are Indigenous, women, persons with disabilities, from racialized groups, 2SLGBTQQIA+ individuals, and others who hold unique and complex lived experiences. Any such disclosure will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the fulfillment of the position posted.
The Law Society will provide accommodations to allow Hearing Committee Adjudicators to fully participate in the adjudicative process and fulfill their duties generally. If you require accommodation in relation to any part of the application or selection process, please notify us using the contact information below.
As part of our recruitment process shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide a name based criminal record check. Shortlisted candidates who are or have been members of a regulated profession (including members of the Law Society) will be asked to provide information about their histories of involvement with those regulatory bodies and may be asked to provide consents to release information, up to and including certificates of standing issued by those regulatory bodies. The existence of a minor or dated criminal or regulatory matter in an applicant’s history is not a determinative factor. The Hearing Administrator will consider all information provided by applicants including information as to how an applicant has conducted themselves since moving on from any past criminal or regulatory difficulties.
For further information regarding our recruitment process please click on this link https://www.lawsociety.sk.ca/regulation/hearings-decisions-and-rulings/hearing-committee-adjudicator-roster/
We thank all applicants for their interest. Only shortlisted applicants for interviews will be contacted. Only candidates legally entitled to work in Canada at present will be considered for this position.
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