Day: April 25, 2014

CanLII Connects – Linking to Case Summaries

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By Melanie Hodges Neufeld

As we reported on April 4th, CanLII Connects is a new website that offers legal commentary/summaries on Canadian court decisions. Included is the entire Law Society of Saskatchewan case digest collection. Beginning April 22, you will now be able to link from a particular case on the CanLII site to the commentary on the CanLII Connects site. When you are viewing a particular case, the headnote will indicate whether there is commentary available. Please see the following example and note the link to CanLII Connects in the headnote:canliiconnectsfilter

Doust v. Schatz, 2002 SKCA 34
Please also note that if you would like to explore just the summaries provided by the Law Society of Saskatchewan, you can do so by filtering the results by publisher. The filter option is available on the right hand side of the CanLII Connects page. Click on the drop down and start typing in Law. The Law Society of Saskatchewan will be given as one of the options.


Noting Up a Statute (Tip of the Week)

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By Alan Kilpatrick

Over the coming weeks, we will explore a variety of ways to note up a statute.  This is a crucial part of the legal research process that allows you to identify the judicial treatment and interpretation of a statute.  Noting up a statute allows you to locate cases that have discussed the meaning and application of that statute.  Regulations can be noted up as well.

There are a variety of resources that can help you note up a statute quickly and effectively.  This includes the Saskatchewan Cases Search, CanLII, and the Canada Statute Citations.  This week, we will look at the Saskatchewan Cases Search.  This is a database that was created by the Law Society of Saskatchewan Library in 1999.  It is updated and maintained by library staff on a frequent basis and is a great legal resource. Read the rest of this entry »