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Saskatchewan Law Review 2017 #80-1

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Did you know that the Saskatchewan Law Review is available in fulltext for members on the Law Society’s website since 2013? The current issue, volume 80, issue no. 1 (2017) is now available. Articles in this issue include:

Subject Resource Guide – Tort Law (Tip of the Week)

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By Alan Kilpatrick

The Tort 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.

 

Queen’s Bench Rules of Court and Forms Amended

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By Kelly Laycock

The Court of Queen’s Bench has amended the Rules of Court and related forms effective April 1, 2017. The amendments include authorizing lawyers to send requests for service directly to foreign countries pursuant to The Hague Convention on Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents, and amending the family law Petition and Answer forms to require additional information concerning other relevant court proceedings and to update the Statement of Lawyer. Please see details in Saskatchewan Gazette, Part I, March 3, 2017.

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:

  • Former forms 12-12A, 12-12B, and 12-12C are repealed and replaced by forms 12-12A and 12-12B.
  • Form 15-6 is amended.
  • Form 15-14A is amended.
  • Form 15-15 is amended.
  • Form 16-14 is amended.
  • New form 16-53 is added.

Please note the new format of forms 12-12A and 12-12B, which relate to the Hague Convention. These forms are for international use and so do not contain the QB form numbers on the form.

First Edition of Halsbury’s Laws of England Digitized

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By Alan Kilpatrick

The first edition of Halsbury’s Laws of England has been digitized and made freely available by the University of Toronto Robarts Library. Halsbury’s Laws of England, a comprehensive and popular legal encyclopedia covering all areas of English law, has been published for over a century and is currently in its fifth edition.

For some, the first edition of Halsburys constitutes a benchmark for Canadian and Saskatchewan law. Fortunately, you can now access the first edition of this seminal encyclopedia, originally published from 1907 to 1917 across 31 volumes, right on your desktop.

You can find an online index to all 31 digitized volumes here. Links to each volume can be found below:

Volume 1: Action to Bankers and Banking

Volume 2: Bankruptcy to Bills of Exchange

Volume 3: Bills of Sales to Burial and Cremation

Volume 4: Carriers to Commons

Volume 5: Companies

Volume 6: Compulsory Purchase of Land to Constitutional Law

Volume 7: Constitutional Law to Contract

Volume 8: Copyholds to County Courts

Volume 9: Courts to Criminal Law

Volume 10: Crown Practice to Dependencies and Colonies

Volume 11: Descent and Distribution to Ecclesiastical Law

Volume 12: Education to Electric Lighting

Volume 13: Equity to Evidence

Volume 14: Execution to Fisheries

Volume 15: Food and Drugs to Guarantee

Volume 16: Highways to Income Tax

Volume 17: Industrial, Provident, and Similar Societies to Interpleader

Volume 18: Intoxicating Liquors to Libels and Slander

Volume 19: Lien to Malicious Prosecution and Procedure

Volume 20: Markets and Fairs to Misrepresentation and Fraud

Volume 21: Mistake to Partition

Volume 22: Partnership to Post Office

Volume 23: Powers to Railways and Canals

Volume 24: Rates and Rating to Revenue

Volume 25: Royal Forces to Sheriffs and Bailiffs

Volume 26: Shipping and Navigation to Solicitors

Volume 27: Specific Performance to Trover and Detinue

Volume 28: Trusts and Trustees to Work and Labour

Volume 29: Consolidated Table of Cases

Volume 30: General Index A-L

Volume 31: General Index M to Z

In the introduction to the first edition, the Right Honourable Earl of Halsbury, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, explained that,

“The result is not a mere encyclopedia, it is not a mere collection of cases, but a number of treatises composed by learned lawyers, supported by the decisions of the great judges who have from time to time adorned the English Bench; and it is hoped that when finished the work will finish a complete statement of the Laws of England.”

We encourage you to check it out!

Subject Resource Guide – Tax Law (Tip of the Week)

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By Alan Kilpatrick

The Tax 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.

2016 Justice Update Available Online

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Justice Update 2016 is now available online on the Queen’s Printer website. Justice Updates are legislation summaries prepared annually following sessions by Legislative Services Branch, Saskatchewan Justice. Previous yearly updates back to 1992 are also available on the Queen’s Printer website.

 

Subject Resource Guide – Insurance Law (Tip of the Week)

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By Alan Kilpatrick

The Insurance 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.