Day: May 6, 2015

Blawgs we love – highlighting Canadian legal blogging

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By Sarah Roussel-Lewis

Something that we’ve been talking about a lot in the past year at the Law Society Library is the importance of Canadian legal blogs (blawgs). It’s really what inspired us to begin our own adventure into blogging with Legal Sourcery. So we decided to create a series of reviews highlighting blawgs we have come to love, hopefully inciting our readers to appreciate blogs from all over the country!


First Reference Talks: News and Discussions on Payroll & Employment Law

As I began assembling my first Monday-Pick-Me-Up posts, I stumbled onto First Reference Talks and have always found their content to be quite informative. With a team of dedicated subject matter experts, First Reference Talks publishes about 7 to 8 articles a week on human resources, employment and labour law. They have won the Fodden Award for Best Canadian Law Blog in 2013 and were nominated for other Clawbies in previous years.

First Reference Talks promotes topics that carry a lot of relevance in the workplace that, because of social constructs, do not always get talked about in public. For example, if you work in an office environment, chances are you have stumbled into workplace issues about religion, sexual harassement, internships, and wages that you have had no idea how to handle. Although First Reference Talks specifies that their content does not constitute legal advice, it is a good place for employees and employers to gather information about common workplace matters.

If you are ever feeling concerned about office politics, please take the opportunity to explore the collection of articles provided by First Reference Talks.



We’re All Abuzz! The QBRA Spring Release Is Ready

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By Kelly Laycock

It is that time of year again when the trees are budding and the tulips are springing forth, and the Library is buzzing with news of this year’s first release of the Queen’s Bench Rules of Saskatchewan: Annotated. On the survey we sent out earlier this year, you told us you like the Big Red Binder as it is and you want it to be as up-to-date as possible. We took your thoughtful comments to heart, and here is our response!

Highlights of the May 2015 Release

  • 316 pages of new and updated content
  • New Saskatchewan case law and legislation current to March 2015
  • Includes all changes to the rules and tariffs to The Saskatchewan Gazette, Vol. 111, No. 11, dated March 13, 2015
  • Price: $110.00 + tax and shipping

The 2015 Release 1 will be shipped out to all of our subscribers at the end of May. This year we will also begin work on an ebook format, so stay tuned for news of that!