The Builders’ Lien Amendment Act, 2014

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The Builders’ Lien Amendment Act, 2014 (Bill 102) was given Royal Assent and came into force on March 12, 2014.  Watch for the new edition of the Builders’ Lien Manual to be published by the Law Society of Saskatchewan in the Spring of 2014.

Ebook or Print? Take Our Poll

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Newsweek’s decision to reinstate their paper edition last December generated fresh debate on whether ebooks are falling in popularity and print editions are coming back in favour. What is your preferred format? Do you use different formats for professional and recreational reading? Take our poll and share your thoughts in a comment.

Gopher law? The trials and tribulations of choosing a name for your blog

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The Law Library staff have been hard at work burning the midnight oil and brainstorming blog names recently.  We wanted to create a name that stood out and reflected our brand. More importantly, we wanted to select a unique name that represented who we are and what we do here at the library.    Putting our heads together and thinking creatively, we took a vote and decided to call this blog Legal Sourcery.  Legal Sourcery is the expertise and capability we bring to legal research.  It represents the multitude of legal resources we provide and the skills we use to wade through these resources.

Here are a few of the other interesting and witty names we thought of that didn’t quite make the cut.

  • Gopher Law (Go-For-Law)
  • Focus
  • Synthesis
  • Outlaws
  • Collawboration
  • Pipeline
  • Lawsters
  • Lawgistics
  • Lawstronauts
  • Lawly Pop
  • Legal Plains
  • The Silo
  • The Sly-brary
  • Wind Chill

What do you think of the other blog names we thought of?  Did we make the right decision? Let us know what you think

Saskatchewan Case Law on CanLII

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With the support of the Law Foundation and the Saskatchewan History Online program, the Law Society is working to substantially increase the coverage of Saskatchewan case law on CanLII. CanLII’s current Saskatchewan coverage is to 1994 for Court of Appeal cases, to 2001 for Court of Queen’s Bench cases, and to 2001 for Provincial Court cases. In the next year, our goal is to add approximately 15,000 – 20,000 cases to CanLII, providing as nearly a complete record as possible of Saskatchewan decisions back to 1909. Stayed tuned for more information on the progress of this project in the upcoming months.

Blinding Speed (Throwback Thursday)

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We found the diagram below in a 1984 Law Society of Saskatchewan Continuing Legal Education paper (“Computer Primer” by Leigh Webber published in You And The Computer).  The “blinding speed” as mentioned in the diagram would most likely be an Intel 80286 chip with a 6 MHz clock rate used in IBM PC AT rolled out in August 1984.  Today’s 4th generation Core i7 processor clocking at 3.4 GHz will be roughly 600 times faster than the “blinding speed” back in 1984.

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