OWZW is excited to announce that both Ronald Jalmanzar and Emily Erhardt have successfully completed their articles and been called to the Bar in Saskatchewan. Both Ron and Emily will continue to maintain general practices with OWZW.

One of our senior partners, Perry D. Erhardt, Q.C., acts as pro bono counsel advising the RIIS (Regina Indian Industrial School) Commemorative Association Inc., and recently helped them with a land transfer from the federal government and RCMP to ensure that the sacred land holding the bodies of dozens of Indigenous children would remain in the care of the RIIS Commemorative Association. The cemetery lands were previously designated as heritage properties. The land transfer to RIIS represents an important step in the path to reconciliation, and ensures that the memories of the children and the impact of the industrial school will not be forgotten. Our firm is honoured to have played a small part in these events, and we are committed to the journey toward reconciliation.

For more information about the work of the RIIS Commemorative Association, please feel free to explore the following links:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/riis-residential-school-cemetery-land-transfer-1.5188585

https://leaderpost.com/news/local-news/were-honouring-the-children-industrial-school-cemetery-land-transferred-to-commemorative-association

https://www.facebook.com/RIISCommAssocINC/

OWZW is pleased to announce Ronald Jalmanzar has commenced articling with our firm. Please check out the Our Team section of the website for more information.

OWZW is pleased to congratulate Emily Kirk, who has successfully completed her articles and has been called to the Bar in Saskatchewan. Emily will maintain a general practice as an associate with OWZW.

Christine Hansen-Chad has been appointed the president of the Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers’ Association. The Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association (STLA) is a non-profit voluntary legal association with a mandate to protect rights, ensure access to the courts, and maintain the highest of standards in legal education.

OWZW is pleased to announce Emily Erhardt has commenced articling with our firm. Please check out the Our Team section of the website for more information.

OWZW is pleased to congratulate Kelsey Kreklewich, who has successfully completed her articles and has been called to the Bar in Saskatchewan. Kelsey will maintain a general practice as an associate with OWZW.

We are proud to announce that Kelsey Kreklewich has successfully passed the CPLED course. She has a couple months left in her articling year before she becomes a lawyer. After that, Kelsey will maintain a general practice at OWZW.

We are pleased to welcome our newest associates, Crystal Robertson and Lindsey Parkatti. Both Crystal and Lindsey practice mainly in the areas of family law and litigation. Please check out the Our Team section of the website for more information.

The partnership of OWZW is pleased to announce that Virgil Thomson and Lindsay Oliver have become the firm’s newest partners, effective January 1, 2018. Virgil joined OWZW in 2010 and his practice focuses mainly on litigation, family law and employment law. Lindsay also joined OWZW in 2010 and currently her practice spans a broad range of debtor/creditor and insolvency law as well as litigation and wills, estates and trusts.

OWZW congratulates Virgil and Lindsay on their achievement and welcomes them both into the partnership.