Saskatoon Library Renovations

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By Melanie Hodges Neufeld

StoonRenoRenovations have begun on the Saskatoon Law Society Library, as part of the Court House renovation project. During the renovations, the library is closed and Law Society members have borrowing privileges at the University of Saskatchewan Law Library.  Members are required to bring their Law Society member card for identification purposes. Please see the Saskatoon Branch Temporary Closure Information Sheet for more information on borrowing privileges at the University of Saskatchewan Law Library.

CBA Law Day Fun Run a Success!

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By Melanie Hodges Neufeld

funrunThe 1st Annual Lynn Smith Memorial Fun Run on April 12th in Regina was a great success! My family and I were glad to attend and surprised by the large turnout on such a cold day. Hope to see even more of you next year. The CBA Saskatchewan Branch posted the following:

Despite the cold, over 60 participants showed up at the 1st Annual Lynn Smith Memorial Fun Run on April 12th, with $3,505 being raised for Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan and CLASSIC. That brings our#CBALawDay Fun Run grand total to $5,105!! Special thanks to all of those who came out for the Fun Run and to Lynn Smith’s family for their support of this event.

Saskatchewan Law Report in 1908 (Throwback Thursday)

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Law Society 1908 minutes showing the Law Society contracted Canada Law Book to publish Saskatchewan Law Report in 1908 for the price of $2.00 per page.SLR   


 “Moved by Mr. Haultain seconded by Mr. Ford that the proposed contract with Messrs. Canada Law Book Co. for publication of the Saskatchewan Law Reports be adopted after changing therein 500 copies to 1000 copies and altering the price per page from $1.75 to $2.00. Carried.”

Frederick William Gordon Haultain set up law practice in Fort Macleod in 1884. He was elected to the North-West Territories Legislative Assembly in 1887 and served as premier from 1897 to 1905. He sat in the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly from 1905 to 1912 and was appointed Chief Justice of Saskatchewan in 1912.

Frank Ford was a member of the Law Society of Saskatchewan from 1907 to 1926. He was later appointed to the Supreme Court of Alberta.

Free ebooks from Oxford University Press during National Library Week

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By Alan Kilpatrick


We have been enthusiastically celebrating National Library Week at the Law Society of Saskatchewan Library over the past few days.  National Library Week (April 13-19 2014) is an annual event that has been held by the American Library Association (ALA) since the fifties.  It’s an opportunity to recognize the work of librarians, information professionals, and libraries.  Libraries are an integral part of communities that have a meaningful impact on people.  As a new librarian, I am excited to be a part of this vibrant profession.

To celebrate, Oxford University Press (OUP) is offering free access to ebooks and online resources until April 19th.  High quality, academic, and scholarly ebooks are freely available for the week. Visit Oxford University Press and log on with the user name and password, libraryweek.

Titles available for the week include:

  • Oxford Reference
  • Oxford History of Music
  • Oxford Music Online
  • Oxford Dictionaries
  • AMA Manual of Style

Feel free to leave a comment or drop by the library to celebrate National Library Week with us!

Ebooks Available

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By Melanie Hodges Neufeld

The Law Society Library currently offers over 150 ebooks from the Irwin Law e-Library in our Members’ Section. The Irwin collection includes a wide range of subject areas. For example, below are a few titles on criminal law. Please explore the collection for titles useful to your practice.

  • Criminal Law, 5th Edition, Kent Roach
  • Criminal Procedure, 4th Ed., Steve Coughlin
  • Youth Criminal Justice Law, 3rd Ed., Nicholas Bala & Sanjeev Anand

Legal Sourcery Celebrates One Month – So, How Are We doing?

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By Melanie Hodges Neufeld

To celebrate the first month of our blog, we’d like to ask our readers for feedback. Please take the quick survey below and add any additional comments for what you’d like to see more of on our blog in the comments area.