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Queen’s Bench Rules of Court and Forms Amended

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By Christine Muldoon

The Court of Queen’s Bench amended the Rules of Court, related forms and tariff of costs effective March 15, 2019.  Most of the changes relate to default judgments, while some of the changes to the forms are minor “housekeeping” changes.

As a courtesy to our members, the Law Society Library converts the PDF forms into Word documents for easy use. We have completed the conversion and these documents are now available on the Law Society website. The following forms were affected:

  • Form 3-9 is amended;
  • Form 3-22 is added;
  • Form 4-11 is amended;
  • Form 6-51B is amended;
  • Form 6-70A is amended;
  • Form 6-70B is amended;
  • Form 6-70C is amended;
  • Form 6-72A is amended;
  • Form 6-72B is amended;
  • Form 6-72C is amended;
  • Form 6-85B is amended;
  • Former Form 12-3 is repealed and replaced with a new Form 12-3;
  • Form 15-21 is amended;
  • Form 15-43 is amended; and
  • Form 15-56A is amended.

Please see details in The Saskatchewan Gazette, Part I, February 22, 2019

Updated Saskatchewan Limitations Manual

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By Christine Muldoon, Resource Co-ordinator

We are proud to announce that we have updated the Saskatchewan Limitations Manual! Christine Johnston, BEd, LLB has revised more than 40 annotations, incorporating case law current to 2018, and added a dozen Acts to the manual, including Saskatchewan statutes current to October 17, 2018.

The new Limitations Manual is available through Qweri, the user-friendly platform from Lexum. As was the case with the previous version, the user can consult annotations on statutes alphabetically by first letter. Christine Johnston has also provided an index of statutes by subject, so you can be sure to consider relevant limitation periods no matter what area of law you are working in. The Saskatchewan Limitations Manual does not include federal statutes, but we endeavour to provide a comprehensive list of Saskatchewan-specific limitation periods. Please do not hesitate to let us know if you find any errors or omissions.

You can visit the Saskatchewan Limitations Manual here. There are also links through the Law Society and SLIA websites.

Have you ordered your copy of the Saskatchewan QBRA 2018-2019 yet?

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Have you ordered your copy of the Saskatchewan Queen’s Bench Rules Annotated yet? In the midst of holiday excitement and transitioning into the new year, it seems easy enough to have forgotten. Don’t worry, we won’t hold it against you. Little red is available in paperback form for $250.00 + tax and can be purchased by filling out an order form and sending it to publications@lawsociety.sk.ca. Interested in a digital copy? Ebook versions are available through Emond Publishing.

Features of the Saskatchewan Queen’s Bench Rules Annotated 2018-2019 include:

  • Content updated to Saskatchewan Gazette Volume 114, No. 13
  • Case law updated to March 2018
  • Full index, tariff of costs, historical concordance from 1961, tables of cases, statutes and authorities
  • All annotations and updates by Christine Johnston BEd, LLB

Are you going to be at the CBA Mid-Winter Meeting this week? We are too! And we’ll have copies of the Saskatchewan Queen’s Bench Rules Annotated with us for purchase.

Academic Authors Sharing their Writing on CanLII

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By Sarah Sutherland; reposted with permission from the CanLii Blog

CanLIIDocs was created as a platform to share legal commentary, and we now have many types of resources available on CanLIIDocs written by authors from various backgrounds. Here is a page where you can browse what’s currently available on the site.

One group that has been enthusiastic in endorsing CanLII as a vehicle to share their work is legal scholars. In this post we would like to highlight some of the academics who agreed to share their work with legal researchers on CanLII:

François Crépeau is full professor and the Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law, at the Faculty of Law of McGill University, as well as the director of the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism. You can read publications by François Crépeau on CanLII here.

Paul Daly is a University Senior Lecturer in Public Law at the University of Cambridge and the Derek Bowett Fellow in Law at Queens’ College, Cambridge. Before working at Cambridge he was at the University of Montreal. You can follow his commentary on developments in administrative law on his blog: Administrative Law Matters. CanLII contains multiple publications by Paul Daly which you can read here.

Armand Claude de Mestral is professor emeritus and Jean Monnet Chair in the Law of International Economic Integration at McGill University. Some of his publications on CanLII include Dispute Settlement Under the WTO and RTAs: An Uneasy Relationship and Investor-State Arbitration between Developed Democratic CountriesYou can read more publications by Armand Claude de Mestral on CanLII here.

Gerry Ferguson is a University of Victoria Distinguished Professor of Law who specializes in criminal law. He is also a senior associate with the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy in Vancouver. You can read his recent law textbook publication titled Global Corruption: Law, Theory & Practice on CanLII.

Michael Geist is a law professor at the University of Ottawa where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law, and a former CanLII Board member. You can learn more about Michael Geist and follow his commentary on developments in information and privacy, intellectual property, and internet law from his eponymous blog. You can read several works by Michael Geist on CanLII here.

Linda C. Neilson is professor emerita at the University of New Brunswick, a lawyer, and a socio-legal academic. Her fields include domestic violence, court systems, conflict resolution, family law and sociology of law. One of her recent works includes a comprehensive ebook on domestic violence and family law published on CanLII. You can find Responding to Domestic Violence in Family Law, Civil Protection & Child Protection Cases on CanLII here.

Eric M. Tucker has been a professor at Osgoode Hall Law for over 35 years. He has published extensively in the fields of occupational health and safety regulation and labour law. Some of his publications on CanLII include On Writing Labour Law History: A Reconnaissance, and When Wage Theft Was a Crime in Canada, 1935-1955. You can read more publications by Eric M. Tucker on CanLII here.

Please join us in thanking them for seeing the value in open legal commentary!

If you would like to see your work in CanLIIDocs too, here’s how.

Here is what CanLII provides:

  • A reliable and credible online platform for authors to publish their content
  • A permalink with CanLII in the URL
  • Licensing options that allow you to continue sharing your work while keeping control of your rights

Saskatchewan Queen’s Bench Rules Annotated 2018 – Pre-sale

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By Christine Muldoon

The new print edition of the Saskatchewan Queen’s Bench Rules Annotated is scheduled for delivery to the Law Society Library on October 9, 2018 and the ebook will be available shortly thereafter. We are now taking pre-orders for both versions.

Features of the Saskatchewan Queen’s Bench Rules Annotated 2018-2019 include:

  • Content updated to Saskatchewan Gazette Volume 114, No. 13
  • Case law updated to March 2018
  • Full index, tariff of costs, historical concordance from 1961, tables of cases, statutes and authorities
  • All annotations and updates by Christine Johnston BEd, LLB

Prior to the release of this new edition, the Law Society Library reduced the price of our previous print editions. In case you missed that news, the Saskatchewan Queen’s Bench Rules Annotated 2017-2018 is now available for $125.00 and the Saskatchewan Queen’s Bench Rules Annotated 2016 is only $25.00. The ebook versions of those editions are also available for a reduced price through Emond Publishing.

As always, we appreciate your feedback on the Saskatchewan Queen’s Bench Rules Annotated. Please do not hesitate to contact the Library to alert us to any errors that may have survived our meticulous – but imperfect – editing process.

Benchers’ Digest Spring Issue Available Now

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By Melanie Hodges Neufeld

The Spring issue of the Benchers’ Digest is now available! The theme of this issue is Mental Health: Struggles and Successes and includes informative articles by Craig Zawada, Q.C., Ronni Nordal and Brad D. Hunter, Q.C. Also in this issue:

  • Justice for Inmates – Pierre Hawkins, PBLS
  • Career Integration of Internationally Trained Lawyers – Lola Ayotunde
  • Legal Information Services with Primo – Ken Fox & Alan Kilpatrick
  • Plus much more!