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About PLEA

The Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan (PLEA) was incorporated in 1980 as a non-profit, non-government organization that exists to educate, inform and empower through law-related education.

PLEA can help members of the public by providing general legal information, suggesting resources, and telling people about different options for obtaining legal advice. PLEA can help people…

  • satisfy a general interest in law
  • become familiar with areas of the law that most affect them
  • make use of legal resources available in the community

The information PLEA provides is about laws specific to Saskatchewan and Canada. It is intended as general legal information only and should not form the basis of legal advice of any kind. Individuals seeking specific legal advice should consult a lawyer.


PLEA's primary core funder, the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan, has provided continuing and generous support to our organization since the beginning. PLEA is also the designated recipient of the Department of Justice (Canada) public legal education and information funding and receives support from Saskatchewan Justice. Additionally PLEA enjoys the support of the Law Society of Saskatchewan, Canadian Bar Association (Saskatchewan Branch), College of Law, Saskatchewan Legal Aid Commission, Saskatoon Public Library and public libraries and regional colleges throughout the province.

Board of Directors

Executive Director: Joel Janow (B.A., LL.B.)

President: Maya Scott; Individual Director

Vice-President: Shaela Marie Verma; Individual Director

Secretary/Treasurer: Victoria Elliott-Erickson; Individual Director

Davida Bentham; representing Law Society of Saskatchewan

Tyne Hagey; representing Legal Aid Saskatchewan Area Office

Ian Hingley; Individual Director

Melanie Hodges Neufeld; representing Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice

Allison Katarey; Individual Director

Jayne Mallin; representing Legal Aid Saskatchewan

Alan Rankine; representing Canadian Bar Association

Theressa Slind; representing Saskatoon Public Library

Doug Surtees; representing College of Law, University of Saskatchewan

Darlene Wingerak; Individual Director

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PLEA can provide you with information to help you understand many legal matters you, a family member or friend may be facing.

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Housing & Communities

Planning for the Future

Death & Estates


Older Adults

Consumer Protection

Non-Profit Organizations & Charities

Debts & Credit

Courts & Legal System

Government Agencies

Crimes & Fines


Covid-19 & The Law

About PLEA

PLEA gratefully acknowledges our primary core funder the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan for their continuing and generous support of our organization.