Day: December 1, 2014

Time’s Running Out – CanLII Webinar Tomorrow!

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By Melanie Hodges Neufeld

On December 2 at noon, I will be co-presenting a webinar with Colin Lachance, President and CEO of CanLII entitled “It’s Yours! Use It! – Reap the Benefits of Your Law Society’s Investment in CanLII”. There is still time to register. Here is a brief description. Join us tomorrow!

Rediscover the site you think you already know. There have been exciting developments for CanLII in the last year, particularly with respect to Saskatchewan case law coverage. Nearly 14,000 Saskatchewan cases have been added, providing almost complete coverage of reported decisions back to 1907. CanLII Connects, a website that offers legal commentary/summaries on Canadian court decisions, was also launched in April. Included on the website is the entire Law Society of Saskatchewan case digest collection.

This webinar will focus on these new developments and explore new features of both websites. The webinar will also provide news, tools and tips for using CanLII and CanLII Connects to improve your research efficiency.


2014 Clawbies (Canadian Law Blog Awards)

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By Sarah Roussel-Lewis

Every year Canadian Law Blogs wait in anticipation for December 1st when the Clawbies officially open. They all rush to their computers/laptops/tablets/phones to write up a short blurb on what the Clawbies are and which blogs (up to three) they nominate.  As this is our first year as a blog, we will be doing the exact same thing.

The Clawbies were started in 2006 to emphasize more Canadian Law Blogs in the legal community.  Their rules are simple:

  1. Nominate a blog two different ways
    1. Write a blog post nominating up to three Canadian Law Blogs
    2. Tweet your nomination with #clawbies2014
  2. Don’t nominate yourself

So without further ado here are the Law Society of Saskatchewan Library Canadian Law Blog nominations.

Best Practitioner Blog : Family LLB

Russell Alexander, an Ontario family law lawyer, posts two to three times a week with videos or commentary on recent family law cases. Their use of videos to attract people more into visual content is a great idea for a blog.

Legal News Blog: Wise Law Blog

One of the most useful websites we have come across while formulating our Monday Pick-Me-Up posts. Garry J. Wise has taken on the task of making a daily post gathering any and all legal link headlines.

Best law school/law professor blog: The Court

The Court, an Osgoode Hall Law School blog, strives to analyze recent cases from the Supreme Court of Canada. The Court has succeeded in keeping the public informed of upcoming and current Supreme Court cases with almost daily blog posts.