The Law Foundation of Saskatchewan is funded from the interest earned on lawyers’ mixed trust accounts. Pursuant to section 76 of The Legal Profession Act, 1990, the Foundation provides grants for the purposes of legal education, legal research, legal aid, law libraries, and law reform in pursuit of its vision of “Justice accessible to all”. Since inception of operations in 1973 the Foundation has distributed over $94 million for its legislated purposes. For more information about the Foundation see https://www.lawfoundation.sk.ca
The Law Society of Saskatchewan appoints five of the board members of the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan. There are currently three appointments to be made, effective January 1, 2021.
Historically, these board appointments were limited to Law Society members. Earlier this year, The Legal Profession Act,1990 was changed to allow appointments other than members of the Society. A joint Selection Committee has been formed to make these appointments.and consists of members from the Society and the Foundation.
We are seeking both interested Law Society members, as well as members of the public who are not lawyers for consideration in the appointment process.
What will you do:
Each appointment is for a three-year term and appointees may serve 2 three-year terms. The Law Foundation of Saskatchewan meets four times annually , usually in Regina and Saskatoon. Meetings are generally one day with an additional day per meeting required for preparation time. Successful applicants can expect to spend a minimum of 10 days per year working as a board member. Travel time may be required. An honorarium is paid and expenses are reimbursed.
What you bring to the table:
The committee will assess the candidates based on the competency-based needs of the board. Board members are selected based on particular skill set/expertise currently needed to support the board. The following skills or areas of expertise are desired:
Apply on-line by 4:30 p.m., Monday, October 26, 2020 at https://lawsocietysk.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=8
Include the following in your application:
Applicants from all geographic areas of the province are encouraged to apply. The Law Foundation of Saskatchewan is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture, as well as developing a board that represents the diversity of the people of Saskatchewan and the diversity of the people served by the organizations to which the Foundation grants monies.
We thank all applicants for their interest. We will contact the shortlisted applicants for interviews. Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada. The successful candidates will be required to obtain a Criminal Record Check.
If you have questions, contact Laurie Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org
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