Tip of the Week

Creating CanLII Alerts – Tip of the Week

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By Alan Kilpatrick

Did you know that you can receive instant notifications every time a new case is added to CanLII simply by subscribing to an RSS feed?  Would you like to monitor all new decisions from a particular level of court or administrative tribunal in Saskatchewan?  An RSS feed can do that for you.

RSS feeds deliver instant updates that inform you whenever a website is updated.  In CanLII’s case, they will alert you whenever a new decision is posted.

Our colleagues at the Law Society of Manitoba Library have put together an excellent guide that describes how to Create an Alert with CanLII.

We encourage you to check their guide out.

 

Source

Manitoba Law Library (2018). Create an alert with CanLII.  Retrieved from http://lawlibrary.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Create-an-Alert-with-CanLII.pdf.

 

Research Tip Roundup

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By Alan Kilpatrick

Did you know that the Law Society Library has created over 100 legal research tips for Legal Sourcery since the blog was launched four and a half years ago?  The tips cover a variety of resources, tools, subjects, and search strategies.

Over the past year, we have highlighted many of these helpful tips through a series of research tip “roundup” posts.  Each roundup post presents a variety of tips on a particular resource or research subject.

You can use the links below to access our research tips on the following subjects:

If you have any questions about legal research, 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

Research Tip Roundup: Research Strategies

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Alan Kilpatrick, Reference Librarian

Starting last summer, we have been highlighting Legal Sourcery’s most popular research tips.  On that note, here are Legal Sourcery’s most popular research strategy

 tips:

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

Collection Agents (PLEA) – Tip of the Week

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By Ken Fox

If you are a looking to become better acquainted with a new area of Saskatchewan law, there is no better service than the Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan (PLEA).

PLEA hosts more than 200 pamphlets aimed at the General Public, but today I have chosen to focus on the nasty business of Collection Agents. The document opens with a compelling scenario:

you lost your job three months ago, and are having trouble paying your bills. You just got your third call in a week from a collection agent about your credit card account. You explained your situation to the collection agent, but she didn’t seem to care. She said that if you didn’t pay the entire amount by the end of this month, they would take you to court and ruin your credit rating. She has already called your spouse at work, and said that they would be talking to your spouse’s employer. You want to do the right thing, but just do not have the money right now. What can you do?

This harrowing narrative is followed with eight paragraphs of perfectly lucid and readable commentary that gives the unfortunate debtor an excellent overview of their legal standing, as well as some notes on strategy going forward, despite not being “intended to form the basis of legal advice of any kind.”

The disclaimer to legal advice may seem odd, given that the information does sound in places very much like very good advice. But the beauty part is that the disclaimer means that this advice is free to share with whomever may need it, and as often as it is needed. So the next time you or a friend or family member gets into any kind of legal trouble, please remember PLEA!

 

 

Research Tip Roundup: Miscellaneous

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Alan Kilpatrick, Reference Librarian

Over the fall, we will be highlighting Legal Sourcery’s most popular research tips.  On that note, here are Legal Sourcery’s most popular miscellaneous tips:

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