Day: May 5, 2015
Melanie Hodges Neufeld and Natalie Wing co-host a session on the Self Represented Litigants Challenge at the CALL Conference. This session examines how libraries are one of the tools available to self represented litigants (SRLs). The presentation includes a consideration of the services that libraries can provide to SRLs, the importance of access to legal information, challenges in serving SRLs, and possible new approaches to providing services to SRLs. The session also makes reference to recent reports on A2J and how they relate to libraries, including the National Self Represented Litigants Project Report, the CBA Access to Justice Committee Report and the AALL Special Committee Report on Access to Justice.
Representing the Law Society of Saskatchewan Library at the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) Annual Conference (left to right): Alan Kilpatrick, Reference Librarian; Melanie Hodges Neufeld, Director of Legal Resources; Ken Fox, Reference Librarian.
By Melanie Hodges Neufeld
A Lawyer’s Guide to Detecting and Preventing Money Laundering has been produced by the International Bar Association (IBA) in conjunction with the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Council of Bars and Law Societies in Europe (CCBE). The IBA website describes the guide as follows:
A Lawyer’s Guide to Detecting and Preventing Money Laundering addresses the responsibilities of lawyers in many jurisdictions in this area and, as such, is the first of its kind. It focuses on the legal obligations lawyers have in various situations in terms of their own compliance with anti-money laundering (AML) laws and illustrates the latest detection techniques being employed by lawyers to avoid involvement in money laundering. In addition, the Guide provides thought-provoking commentary on the underlying ethical obligations that lawyers have – for example, being alert to finding themselves involved in criminal activity and taking care to avoid facilitating the work of criminals.
The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) Annual Conference is being held in Moncton, New Brunswick from May 3rd to May 6th. This year the Conference introduces a new 7 minutes “Lightning Talk”. The Law Society Library’s Reference Librarian Alan Kilpatrick is presenting a Lightning Talk on our blog Legal Sourcery. Librarian of the Court of Appeal of Saskatchewan Ann Marie Melvie’s Lightning Talk is on scholarships and awards available through CALL.