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Provincial Court Updates Notice
March 22, 2020

The Provincial Court issued an updated Notice regarding scheduling and appearances at its permanent locations. Find the Notice here.

Court of Appeal Issues Updated Notice
March 20, 2020

Today, Chief Justice Richards released a Notice advising that, as of Monday March 23, the Court will hear all appeals and other matters by way of teleconference or videoconference. Find the Notice, including details, here.

Court of Queen's Bench Issues Updated Directive and Advisory
March 19, 2020

The Court of Queen's Bench issued an updated Directive and Advisory, regarding suspension of regular operations, which takes effect tomorrow. Find the advisory here.

Provincial Court Issues Circuit Court and Appearance Guidance
March 17, 2020

The Provincial Court issued an update regarding the closure of circuit points beginning this week and next, and addressing matters scheduled to be heard at permanent offices, including Traffic Court ticket and trials. Find the news advisory here.

Court of Queen's Bench Issues Child Protection Chambers Direction
March 16, 2020

The Court of Queen's Bench issued a news advisory regarding Child Protection Chambers matters in the judicial centres of Prince Albert, Regina, and Saskatoon. Find the news advisory here.

Courts of Saskatchewan Issue Joint Response to COVID-19
March 15, 2020

The Courts of Saskatchewan have issued a news advisory to address operational and other issues in the courts as a result of the identification of COVID-19 in the province. You can find the news release here.

Provincial Court Responds to COVID-19
March 13, 2020

The Provincial Court of Saskatchewan is taking precautions in response to the identification of the COVID-19 virus in the province. In keeping with public health advice recommending social distancing, the Court is discouraging all unnecessary visits to the court.

Court visits by classes and other groups have been cancelled effective immediately.

In consultation with Court Services, the Court is encouraging the use of video and audio appearances for individuals in custody. Lawyers are asked to obtain designations of counsel in indictable matters so that the accused person is not required to appear at the docket stage. As well, counsel is asked to obtain instructions from their clients at the docket stage to reduce unnecessary appearances in summary conviction matters by accused.

While trials and preliminary inquiries will proceed as scheduled, all parties are asked to notify the court in advance if they are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms.

The Court continues to monitor the situation to ensure that the public continues to have meaningful access to justice, while also prioritizing the safety and well-being of all court participants.

Judge Appointed to Court of Queen's Bench in Estevan
February 3, 2020

The Honourable Naheed Bardai has been appointed a judge of the Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan. At the time of his appointment, Mr. Justice Bardai was a partner in the civil litigation group of MLT Aikins LLP. He earned a law degree from the University of Ottawa and practiced in that city until moving to Saskatchewan in 2004. Justice Bardai has served as President of the Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association and has conducted seminars for the Canadian Bar Association's civil litigation section and the CPLED articling student program. He has also been active in a number of community groups. Justice Bardai is fluently bilingual in French and English and replaces Mr. Justice G.A. Chicoine, who retired in September 2019. More

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