Subject Resource Guide – Aboriginal Law

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By Ken Fox

Yes, the Law Society of Saskatchewan Library has once again turned its attention to our growing collection of legal subject guides available on our Research Resources page, and the latest edition is Aboriginal Law.

As with the others, the Aboriginal guide provides lists of Standard Texts, Ebooks, Seminars, Journals, Encyclopedia, and provincial and federal legislation.

Subject guides available at Research Resources now include:

  • Aboriginal Law
  • Civil Procedure
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Tort Law
  • Trusts, Wills and Estates Law

Our plan going forward is to regularly produce and publish guides for a list of relevant legal subject areas in alphabetical order – unless somebody intervenes and tells us we NEED to do a particular guide RIGHT NOW – in which case we just might disrupt our arbitrary alphabetical scheme and grease the squeaky wheel, as they say.


Lawyers Weekly

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lawyersweeklyBy Melanie Hodges Neufeld

The August 26th edition of Lawyers Weekly digital edition is now available via the Members’ Section of the Law Society website. Articles in this issue include:

  • Grit diversity push for top court criticized as ‘political correctness’
  • System flaws still ‘fixable’ says minister
  • Real Property: Controlling the future
  • Constitutional Law: White collar minimums
  • Business & Careers: Don’t make clients wait


More Tips on Using Microsoft Words

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The most popular blog post on Legal Sourcery since our launch in 2014 is Cross-referencing footnotes in Word by Reché McKeague. This post has been read 11,012 times since posted on April 29, 2014. That’s an average of almost 400 times each month. Here are a few more interesting posts on Word tips and tricks from other law blogs:

5 Microsoft Word Tips to Make Lawyers’ Lives Easier (FindLaw)

Get the Most Out of Microsoft Word (American Bar Association, Law Practice Magazine)

Master Class: Microsoft Word Shortcuts for Lawyers (LexisNexis Business of Law Blog, video)

If you have already upgraded to, or considering upgrading to Office 365, here’s  an article with useful tips:

15 Amazing Features in Office 365 That You Probably Don’t Know About (Business Insider)

Consultation on The Homesteads Act, 1989

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By Melanie Hodges Neufeld

The Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan recently released Reform of The Homesteads Act, 1989: Consultation Paper and are seeking feedback.  The Commission asks that the following questions guide responses:

  1. Should an attorney acting under a power of attorney be able to consent in the place of the non-owning spouse to a disposition of the homestead? Why?
  2. If an attorney acting under a power of attorney is able to consent to a disposition of the homestead, should there be any additional conditions or restrictions placed on this exercise of power?
  3. Should mines and minerals be included in the homestead, such that the non-owning spouse must consent to their disposition?

Responses may be sent no later than October 31, 2016.

Please see the Law Reform Commission website for more information, documents and survey.



Lawyers Weekly

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lawyersweeklyBy Melanie Hodges Neufeld

The August 19th edition of Lawyers Weekly digital edition is now available via the Members’ Section of the Law Society website. Articles in this issue include:

  • Arbour remains optimistic about humanity’s fate
  • Legal woes taking toll, report says
  • Energy Law: An Overuse of people power
  • Insurance: Replacement costs 101
  • Business & Careers: Testing your expenses


Municipal Law Primer – Tip of the Week

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By Alan Kilpatrick

Are you researching municipal law and not sure where to begin?  The Law Society Library is here to help.

Here are the top ten municipal law resources, texts, and looseleafs in the Law Society Library Collection:

  • Canadian Law of Planning and Zoning / Rogers, I (2nd ed) – Toronto: Carswell, (Looseleaf)
    KF 5692 .R72 2005
  • Canadian Municipal and Planning Law / Makuch, S (2nd ed) – Toronto: Carswell, (2004)
    KF 5305 .M23 2004
  • Handbook for Municipal Councillors / Rust-D’Eye, G (2nd ed) – Toronto: Carswell, (2014)
    KF 5317 .R97 2014
  • The Law of Canadian Municipal Corporations / Rogers, I (2nd ed) – Toronto: Carswell, (Looseleaf)
    KF 5305 .R72 1971
  • The Law of Municipal Finance / Noé, P – Markham: LexisNexid, (2004)
    KF 6770 .N76 2004
  • The Law of Municipal Liability in Canada / Boghosian, D – Toronto: Butterworths, (Looseleaf)
    KF 1302 .A2 .B67 1999
  • Municipal Lands: Acquisition, Management and Disposition / Annibale, M – Aurora: Canada Law Book, (Loose leaf)
    KF 570 .A61 2006
  • Municipal Procurement / McGuinness, K (2nd ed) – Markham: LexisNexis, (2009)
    KF 5315 .P6 .M14 2009
  • Six Key Primers You Should Know About Municipal Law / SKLESI: Saskatoon, (2004)
    KF 5305 .S62 2004
  • A User’s Guide to Municipal By-laws / MacLean, M (2nd ed) – Markham: Butterworths, (2008)
    KF 5313 ZA2 .M16 2008

Are you looking for bylaws from a particular Saskatchewan community?  Here are links to online bylaws for the ten largest communities in Saskatchewan:

 You can find bylaws for some other Saskatchewan communities online here.

If you have any other questions about municipal law, ask a Law Society Librarian! We are pleased to provide high-quality legal research services to Saskatchewan members in person, on the telephone, or by email.



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