Upcoming Webinar – Everything you wanted to know about dealing with legal publishers…but were afraid to ask!

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On November 26 (12:00 to1:30pm), I will be co-presenting a webinar about my experiences dealing with legal publishers: Everything you wanted to know about dealing with legal publishers…but were afraid to ask!

DESCRIPTION:
Join us for an interactive session about relations with vendors in today’s increasingly complex collection development world. Experienced private and law society collection managers from across the country will answer your questions and discuss their tips and tricks when working with legal publishers.

SPEAKERS:
Melanie Hodges Neufeld is the Director of Legal Resources at the Law Society of Saskatchewan. In addition to being responsible for the administration of the traditional library, Melanie is responsible for developing and recommending a strategic plan for the management of legal information within the Law Society and the province. Melanie is a lawyer with a background in administrative law and policy development. She also recently completed a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of Saskatchewan in the area of restorative justice.

Josette McEachern is the Library Manager at Field Law. She has over 23 years of law library experience with a focus on acquisitions and has participated in various vendor relations committees. Josette has a Library Technician diploma from MacEwan University.

David Whelan has led information teams at the Law Society of Upper Canada, American Bar Association, SMU School of Law, and Cincinnati Law Library Association. He has a J.D. and Masters of Library Science and seeks out challenges where practice technology and legal information access intersect. David speaks and writes frequently on topics relating to law, information, and technology and has two books out: Finding and Managing Legal Information on the Internet and Practice Law in the Cloud. Twitter: @davidpwhelan Blog: http://www.ofaolain.com

REGISTRATION FEES:
CALL/ACBD Member: $40 + $5.20 HST = $45.20/webinar
Non-member: $60 + $7.80 HST = $67.80/webinar

Book Review – McGregor on Damages

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By Alan Kilpatrick

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McGregor on Damages, 19th Edition
By Harvey McGregor
Sweet & Maxwell, 2014
2146 pp.

 

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Library recently added the newest edition of McGregor on Damages to its collection.  Sweet & Maxwell describes this book on its website,

A primary reference tool on the general principles and the particular aspects of common law damages written by Harvey McGregor Q.C., an acknowledged authority for more than 50 years, the book: 

  • Provides comprehensive coverage of the law of damages, from detailed consideration of the general principles to specific heads of damages
  • Clarifies complex areas such as loss of a chance, mitigation, causation and exemplary damages
  • Examines such issues as periodical payments and interest on damages
  • Goes through statement of case, the trial and appeals
  • Considers damages in relation to particular contracts, tort and human rights

Please stop by the Law Society of Saskatchewan Library in Regina if you are interested in checking this item out. Call Number: KF 446.M49 2014.

 

In the Legal Sourcery book review, new, thought-provoking, and notable library resources are reviewed. If you would like to read any of the resources reviewed, please contact our library at reference@lawsociety.sk.ca or (306) 569-8020. Let us know if there is a book you would like reviewed.

 

Case Mail

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casemailBy Melanie Hodges Neufeld

Case Mail volume 16, no. 20 (Oct. 15) is now available on the Law Society website. Produced by the Law Society Library, Case Mail is a free semi-monthly electronic newsletter of digests of Saskatchewan cases with links to fulltext decisions on CanLII. Numerous areas of law are covered, including M. (C.) v. M. (L.),  2014 SKQB 102, a Queen’s Bench judgment in which the plaintiff was awarded damages for sexual assault committed on her as a child.

Reminder! Legal Research Ethics Webinar

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By Melanie Hodges Neufeld

On October 29, I will be presenting a lunchtime webinar on Legal Research Ethics:

This is a one (1.0) hour webinar being held Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. (Saskatchewan time).

This webinar will focus on recent case law concerning ethical legal research issues such as legal research costs, research abilities and a lawyer’s professional competence, and adverse authority obligations. The webinar will also focus on how these issues are impacted by changing technology. More specifically, whether computerized legal research is necessary to meet the expectations of the Code of Professional Conduct, and the issue of costs for electronic research disbursement fees.

This webinar will be presented by Melanie Hodges Neufeld, Director of Legal Resources at the Law Society of Saskatchewan.  Melanie is responsible for administration of the traditional library, as well as developing and recommending a strategic plan for the management of legal information within the Law Society and the province.  Melanie is a lawyer with a background in administrative law and policy development.  She also recently completed her Master of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan in the area of restorative Justice.

This webinar qualifies for one (1.0) CPD hour, all of which qualifies as Ethics under the Law Society’s CPD Policy.

For more details are available on the Law Society CPD website.  Once you have completed the online registration form you are required to provide payment in advance of the webinar to the Law Society via cheque or credit card.  After payment has been made, your registration will be complete.

For up-to-date information on educational programming and events visit the Continuing Professional Development website.

Sentencing Resources – Recap (Tip of the Week)

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By Alan Kilpatrick

Did you know that the Law Society of Saskatchewan Library provides members with weekly legal research tips through our blog, Legal Sourcery?   In case you missed it, two tips from this past summer highlighted sentencing resources, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal Sentencing Digest and Rangefindr.

Check out these previous 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

Future of Law Libraries? (Throwback Thursday)

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By Melanie Hodges Neufeld

startrekTwo hundred years in the future, how will lawyers do legal research? Will they still rely on print? In this clip from the original Star Trek series, a lawyer in the future extols the virtues of books over the “homogenized, pasteurized, synthesized” computer.