Month: January 2017
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.
The Digital Research Utopia: Are We There Yet?
Thursday, February 2nd
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.
By Sarah Roussel-Lewis
Some interesting reads to help you ease into your week:
- Canada, Netherlands Discuss Fund to Counter Trump Abortion Order (CBC)
- Canadian Senate to Discuss Cannabis Legalization on January 31 (Slaw)
- Fighting the Good Link Rot Fight (Robe Side Assistance)
- Innovative Man. Remand Program Could Decrease Overcrowding in Sask. Jails (CBC)
- ‘Tax Haven’ Canada Being Used by Offshore Cheats, Panama Papers Show (CBC)
- Ten Years Later, We Ask Again: What’s wrong in Regina? (McLean’s Magazine)
- The Forgotten Other Cartier: a Man who Loved the Sound of his own Voice (University of Alberta, Faculty of Law Blog)
- Time for Webcams in the Courtroom? The Imperative of Transparency and Accountability (Slaw)
- Trump Gives OK to Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines (CBC)
- When a Resignation Isn’t Really a Resignation (First Reference Talks)
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.
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|
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.
Call 306-569-8020 in Regina
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
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:
- Aboriginal Law
- Banking Law
- Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law
- Civil Procedure
- Constitutional and Human Rights Law
- Construction Law
- Contract and Agency Law
- Corporate and Partnership Law
- Criminal Law
- Family Law
- Tort Law
- Trusts, Wills and Estates Law
The Law Society Library will continue to develop subject resource lists in every area of legal practice on a regular basis.
Melanie Hodges Neufeld
This 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.