Day: June 20, 2014

Ebooks from Irwin Law (Tip of the Week)

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By Alan Kilpatrick

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Library is excited to provide over 100 ebooks from the Irwin Law e-Library to all Saskatchewan members. Ebooks are offered on a variety of legal topics and includes the popular Essentials of Canadian Law series.

Conveniently, these ebooks are available on your computer desktop, at home, or in your office. You can access the Irwin Law e-Library from the Members’ Section of the Law Society of Saskatchewan website.


The e-Library home page provides a basic search, advanced search, and subject list at the top of the screen.


Let’s do an advanced search to locate an ebook on criminal law. Select the Advanced Search tab from the top of the screen and search for ebooks with the phrase criminal law in the title.



Our advanced search located ten ebooks. Let’s go ahead and select Criminal Law, Fifth Edition by Kent Roach.


Criminal Law, Fifth Edition is then displayed on the screen. Let’s take a close look at the layout of the ebook.


  • At the top – A tool bar allows you to turn pages, zoom in and out, highlight text, copy text, and take notes.
  • On the left – The ebook is displayed. Pages can be turned with the arrows on the tool bar.
  • On the right – The table of contents can be used to open a specific chapter of the ebook.

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Library also provides over 30 ebooks from Emond Montgomery Publications.

If you have any questions about Irwin Law e-Library, ask a Law Society Librarian.  Library staff provide legal research assistance to members in person, on the telephone, or by e-mail.

Call 306-569-8020 in Regina
Toll-free 1-877-989-4999
Fax 306-569-0155

National Aboriginal Day June 21

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By Melanie Hodges Neufeld

Saturday, June 21 is the 18th annual National Aboriginal Day and celebrations will be held throughout Saskatchewan. This day honours the heritage, contributions and culture of the First Nation, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada. In Saskatoon the celebrations begin at 11:00 am in the Bessborough Gardens and in Regina at 9:00 am in the NW corner of Wascana Centre.

This is perhaps also a time to reflect on the heart-breaking history and legacy of Canada’s Indian residential schools. At the Canadian Association of Law Libraries annual conference last month, the Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Justice Murray Sinclair, gave an emotional and riveting talk about the Commission’s work to date and why the Commission has concluded that this is not an Aboriginal problem but a Canadian one. Over the last four years, the Commission visited more than 300 communities and collected accounts of former students. It would take more than two years to play back the more than 6,500 statements survivors gave the commission.* Please visit the Truth and Reconciliation website for more information and resources.
* CBC News, “Truth and Reconciliation: Nearly 4 Years of Hearings Wrap”