Release - Mid-Winter Meeting

  • January 30, 2015

Annual Legal Conference to highlight Stress, Depression & Addiction in the profession and feature a panel discussion on End of Life issues

SASKATOON - The Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan Branch, will hold its 2015 Mid-Winter Meeting next week, February 5-6th, at the Delta Bessborough Hotel in Saskatoon. This annual conference provides lawyers from across Saskatchewan with two days of premier education and networking among the province’s top legal professionals.

The conference will bring together compelling speakers and interesting professional development plenaries and workshops on evolving legal topics. A few highlights include:

  • Dr. Gabor Maté, renowned speaker and bestselling author, discussing “Stress, Depression & Addiction in the Legal Profession”.
  • A panel discussion on the highly debated topic of End of Life issues. The session will include viewpoints from a United Church Hospital Chaplain, a member of the Constitutional Law Branch, a member from the Saskatoon Health Region and a Board member from Dying with Dignity Canada.
  • The Honourable Gordon Wyant, QC, Minister of Justice and the Attorney General for Saskatchewan will open the conference with the annual “Breakfast with the Minister”.

For more detailed information on our conference lineup and session speakers, visit to view a copy of our Brochure.

CBA Saskatchewan will also host its Award Luncheon, in conjunction with Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan, to honour the 2015 CBA Saskatchewan Distinguished Service Award recipient, Greg Walen, QC (Scharfstein Gibbings Walen & Fisher LLP) and the 2015 PBLS Award recipient, Milad Alishahi (MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman LLP). The Awards Luncheon will take place on Friday, February 6th at the Delta Bessborough Hotel, from 12-2pm.

Select sessions and events are open to accredited media. To obtain accreditation, please contact Kayla Stuckart, Communications Officer,

The Canadian Bar Association is dedicated to improving the law and the administration of justice. Some 37,000 lawyers, law teachers and law students from across Canada are members of the Association, with over 1,100 being members of the Saskatchewan Branch.