Day: October 21, 2014

Upcoming Webinar – Everything you wanted to know about dealing with legal publishers…but were afraid to ask!

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On November 26 (12:00 to1:30pm), I will be co-presenting a webinar about my experiences dealing with legal publishers: Everything you wanted to know about dealing with legal publishers…but were afraid to ask!

Join us for an interactive session about relations with vendors in today’s increasingly complex collection development world. Experienced private and law society collection managers from across the country will answer your questions and discuss their tips and tricks when working with legal publishers.

Melanie Hodges Neufeld is the Director of Legal Resources at the Law Society of Saskatchewan. In addition to being responsible for the administration of the traditional library, Melanie is responsible for developing and recommending a strategic plan for the management of legal information within the Law Society and the province. Melanie is a lawyer with a background in administrative law and policy development. She also recently completed a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of Saskatchewan in the area of restorative justice.

Josette McEachern is the Library Manager at Field Law. She has over 23 years of law library experience with a focus on acquisitions and has participated in various vendor relations committees. Josette has a Library Technician diploma from MacEwan University.

David Whelan has led information teams at the Law Society of Upper Canada, American Bar Association, SMU School of Law, and Cincinnati Law Library Association. He has a J.D. and Masters of Library Science and seeks out challenges where practice technology and legal information access intersect. David speaks and writes frequently on topics relating to law, information, and technology and has two books out: Finding and Managing Legal Information on the Internet and Practice Law in the Cloud. Twitter: @davidpwhelan Blog:

CALL/ACBD Member: $40 + $5.20 HST = $45.20/webinar
Non-member: $60 + $7.80 HST = $67.80/webinar

Book Review – McGregor on Damages

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By Alan Kilpatrick



McGregor on Damages, 19th Edition
By Harvey McGregor
Sweet & Maxwell, 2014
2146 pp.


The Law Society of Saskatchewan Library recently added the newest edition of McGregor on Damages to its collection.  Sweet & Maxwell describes this book on its website,

A primary reference tool on the general principles and the particular aspects of common law damages written by Harvey McGregor Q.C., an acknowledged authority for more than 50 years, the book: 

  • Provides comprehensive coverage of the law of damages, from detailed consideration of the general principles to specific heads of damages
  • Clarifies complex areas such as loss of a chance, mitigation, causation and exemplary damages
  • Examines such issues as periodical payments and interest on damages
  • Goes through statement of case, the trial and appeals
  • Considers damages in relation to particular contracts, tort and human rights

Please stop by the Law Society of Saskatchewan Library in Regina if you are interested in checking this item out. Call Number: KF 446.M49 2014.


In the Legal Sourcery book review, new, thought-provoking, and notable library resources are reviewed. If you would like to read any of the resources reviewed, please contact our library at or (306) 569-8020. Let us know if there is a book you would like reviewed.