Month: January 2017

CBA Mid-Winter Meeting 2017 – The Law Society Library Will Be There!

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cba2017By Alan Kilpatrick

Are you attending the CBA Mid-Winter Meeting being held February 2-3 in Saskatoon?  The Law Society Library is excited to be hosting a booth at the meeting again this year.

Please visit us to learn more about the Law Society Library.  Library staff will be on hand to tell you about the library’s exciting research services, online resources, and publications.

We look forward to talking to you.

cba2017_2Please note that the awesome Law Society Library team, Ken fox, Alan Kilpatrick, and Melanie Hodges Neufeld, will be presenting a must-see session on digital resources at the meeting:

The Digital Research Utopia: Are We There Yet?
Thursday, February 2nd
1:00pm-2:00pm
Concurrent Session 4C

In 2017, there are no technological barriers to creating fully comprehensive, interactive, user-friendly online legal research systems. Most of us would agree that law books are obsolete, and digital research is the way of the future, and to a certain extent, the way of the present. But we are far from arriving at our digital Utopia. Please join us in a frank discussion of the detours and obstacles obscuring our path to the Promised Land.

The Digital Research Utopia: Are We There Yet?

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By Ken Fox

Join the Law Society Library team for an exciting conference session discussing digital resources at the CBA (Saskatchewan Branch) 2017 Mid-Winter Meeting on Thursday in Saskatoon:

Thursday, February 2nd
Concurrent Session 4C
Ken Fox, Melanie Hodges Neufeld, and Alan Kilpatrick

In 2017, there are no technological barriers to creating fully comprehensive, interactive, user-friendly online legal research systems. Most of us would agree that law books are obsolete, and digital research is the way of the future, and to a certain extent, the way of the present. But we are far from arriving at our digital Utopia. Please join us in a frank discussion of the detours and obstacles obscuring our path to the promised land.

Database Video Tutorials (Tip of the Week)

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tutorialsBy Alan Kilpatrick

The Law Society Library team has created a series of helpful tutorial videos to aid members in searching CanLII and the Saskatchewan Cases Search.  You can watch the videos by clicking on the Library Tutorials button on the left side of the library homepage.

The short digestible videos demonstrate how to search each resource in key ways:

CanLII Tutorial Videos Saskatchewan Cases Search Tutorial Videos
  1. A Basic “How-To” (5:57)
  2. Searching for a Case with a Common Name (3:08)
  3. Noting Up a Case with CanLII (2:22)
  4. Searching for Case Law (2:04)
  5. Searching for Legislation (2:44)
  1. What is the Saskatchewan Cases Search? (1:46)
  2. Finding a Particular Case (2:32)
  3. Finding a Case of Unknown Name (2:39)
  4. Noting Up a Case (2:45)
  5. Noting Up a Statute (4:56)

The Law Society library will continue to develop new tutorial videos for other online resources.  Please let us know what you think about these videos and if you have any suggestions.

If you have any questions, ask a Law Society Librarian! We are pleased to provide high-quality legal research services to Saskatchewan members in person, on the telephone, or by email.

 

AskLibnEmail reference@lawsociety.sk.ca
Call 306-569-8020 in Regina
Toll-free 1-877-989-4999
Fax 306-569-0155

Lawyers Weekly

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lawyersweeklyBy Melanie Hodges Neufeld

The January 27th edition of Lawyers Weekly digital edition is now available via the Members’ Section of the Law Society website. Articles in this issue include:

  • Top court backs judicial review as remedy for Charter breaches
  • Ontarians led 31 hopefuls for SCC spot
  • Business Law: New financial services rules
  • Civil Litigation: Modernizing civil courts
  • Business & Careers: Being part of the team

 

Subject Resource Guide – Criminal Law

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By Alan Kilpatrick

The Criminal Law Subject Resource Guide is now available online at the at Research Resources  area of the Law Society website.

Subject resource guides provide the titles of key texts, ebooks, CPD materials, journals, legal encyclopedias, and provincial and federal legislation for a particular area of the law.  They are guides to finding the best resources for an area of the law.  The guides are intended to be used by those starting new legal research projects and to ensure that obvious resources are not missed.

Other subject guides available at Research Resources include:

The Law Society Library will continue to develop subject resource lists in every area of legal practice on a regular basis.

 

Free Family Law Assistance – Saskatoon

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Melanie Hodges Neufeld

FamLawClinicsThis week, Family Law Saskatchewan will be hosting  free family law clinics for the public in Saskatoon on Thursday, January 26th  from 2:30 – 4:30 pm at the Cliff Wright Branch  and from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Frances Morrison Central Library Computer Lab.  A session will also be held on Friday, January 27th  from 9:30 – 11:30 am at the Law Society Library, Court of Queen’s Bench:

  • Are you applying to court for child support, custody/access or divorce?
  • Do you need help with the court forms and process?
  • Do you wonder if you have options to going to court?

Family Law Saskatchewan can help answer your questions, and use the court forms available on Family Law Saskatchewan (PLEA).

There is no cost to attend and no registration is required.

More information:

Law Society Library Saskatoon
Saskatoon Public Library