Day: May 15, 2014

New titles at the Law Society of Saskatchewan Library

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By Sarah Roussel-Lewis

Here are a few of the new titles (Markham: LexisNexis, 2013) we’ve received at the Law Society of Saskatchewan Library in Regina. As they are all new editions, they contain pertinent new case law and commentary. Quotes highlighting each title are taken from the preface, forward or blurb.

The Law of Investigative Detention, 2nd ed, by Alec Fiszauf

“This pioneering text has been fully updated and continues to provide in-depth coverage of the latest case law and practice development in the law of investigative detention.”

Collective Agreement Arbitration in Canada, 5th ed, by Ronald M. Snyder & Earl Edward Palmer

“This fifth edition … canvasses new and developing workplace issues that have garnered increased attention by labour arbitrators since the publication of the 2009 Edition of this Treatise.”

Legal Opinions in Commercial Transactions, 3rd ed, by Wilfred M. Estey

“…most of the chapters have been substantially rewritten to reflect developments in opinion-giving practice and in the substantive law which underlies many opinions and the qualifications thereto.”

Lawyers’ Professional Liability, 3rd ed, by Stephen Grant, Linda Rothstein & Sean Campbell

“Much has changed in the last 15 years and the authors have rewritten every chapter…”

“Of particular importance are updates on conflicts of interest, expert evidence, damages, liability to third parties and class proceedings.”

Ramsay on Technology Transfer, 3rd ed, by John T. Ramsay

“This book is intended to be a ‘primer’ for non-specialist legal practitioners and entrepreneurs who are protecting and commercializing technology and related intellectual property rights.”

The Law of Guarantee, 3rd ed, by Kevin McGuiness

“The new edition incorporated a good deal of discussion of the types of contract language likely to be found in guarantees and similar instruments, and seeks to relate the clauses concerned directly to the case law.”

This Week in Legal History – Louis Riel

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By Jenneth Hogan

May 15, 1885
North West Rebellion

  • Louis Riel surrenders to Middleton’s troops and is transported to Regina for trial;
  • rebellion ends after 100 days;
  • 80 killed on each side;
  • rebellion costs government over $5 million.

Want to know more about this historical event?

Charles Fitzpatrick addressing the jury at the trial of Louis Riel, Regina, Saskatchewan, 1885
Charles Fitzpatrick addressing the jury at the trial of Louis Riel, Regina, Saskatchewan, 1885

Law School in Regina (Thursday Throwback)

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Wetmore Hall, 2118 Scarth Street Regina, 1913.  Credit: Saskatchewan Archives Board, #R-962, file 2D
Wetmore Hall, 2118 Scarth Street, Regina, 1906. Credit: Saskatchewan Archives Board, #R-962, file 2D

In December 1912, the benchers decided to establish a law school in Regina. The Law Society purchased a house at 2118 Scarth Street from a successful local businessman W. Mason. Wetmore Hall, named after the Honourable Edward L. Wetmore, former chief justice of Saskatchewan, opened on October 1, 1913 with 49 students. Attendance dropped to 16 in 1915 due to the war. About the same time, University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon decided to establish a College of Law, which opened in the fall of 1913. Wetmore Hall was closed in 1922 due to the cost of maintaining the school and the fact that there was another law school in the province. In 1960, Wetmore Hall was demolished and the site has been used as a parking lot ever since.

Left: Demolition of Wetmore Hall, October 1960. Right: Same location is now a parking lot.