Research Tip Roundup: Legal Citation

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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 Law Society legal citation 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

Resources to Help Avoid Missed Limitation Periods

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From Saskatchewan Lawyers’ Insurance Association Inc.

SLIA would like to remind members that one of the most common insurance claims areas is missed limitation periods. Please see the following resources for tips and assistance to help avoid this common mistake:

  • Saskatchewan Limitations Manual

The online version of the Saskatchewan Limitations Manual contains an alphabetical list of all statutes with limitation periods, including The Limitations Act, S.S. 2004, c. L-16.1 and relevant case law annotations.  On each statute name listed, a link to the text of the statute as it appears on CanLII allows the user to read the entire act or to search for the specific section within the statute.

  • Beat the Clock – Law Society of BC

Beat the Clock is a special risk management publication of the Lawyers Insurance Fund from the Law Society of BC. Lawyers can prevent missed deadlines by adopting the simple practices and procedures laid out in this guide. Covering over 70 risk management tips to help you prevent missed deadlines, this guide includes:

    • Four sections that address each of the main causes of missed deadlines in depth;
    • Examples of “what went wrong” from actual claim reports to the Lawyers Insurance Fund;
    • Advice from the practising lawyers who work at the Lawyers Insurance Fund on how you can avoid missed deadlines; and
    • Comments and advice from lawyers who have dealt with missed deadlines themselves, and are willing to share their experiences.

Please see the SLIA website for more information about these and other helpful resources.

Upcoming CPD Opportunities – September/October

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From Continuing Professional Development

Seminar: TRC Workshop: Gladue Reports and FASD Training (CPD-170)

This seminar is being held on:
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 9:30am to 4:15pm (Saskatoon) | Qualifies for 5.5 CPD hours, all of which qualifies as Ethics

The Calls to Action Report outlines 94 areas that need to be addressed. Call to Action #30 and #31 addresses the overincarceration of Indigenous peoples. Call to Action #33 and #34, outline the issue of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

The Law Society of Saskatchewan recognizes the importance of these Calls to Action and has planned an interactive and informative day exploring both FASD and Gladue. In the morning specialists in the FASD field (Shana Mohr and Tanya Beauchamp) will discuss FASD, and its relevance to the justice system. In the afternoon, Professor Glen Luther, Q.C. will explore the principles arising from R. v. Gladue.

You will not want to miss this great day of CPD programming.

For more details and to register, click here: TRC Workshop: Gladue Reports and FASD Training

Televised Seminar: Corporate and Commercial Hot Topics (CPD-176)

This televised seminar is being held on:
Friday, October 6, 2017 from 9:30am to 4pm | Qualifies for 5.5 CPD hours, 1 of which qualifies as Ethics

The seminar will cover a wide range of topics including the creation of family trusts, farm incorporation and construction procurement tips and traps. The Planning Committee has also incorporated several trending hot topics, including online raffles, solicitation and marketing, as well as the securities and tax law implications associated with crowd funding. The seminar also includes a session on how to avoid common mistakes when buying and selling a business, and a discussion related specifically to buying and selling franchises. The program will close with a review of several ethical scenarios specific to corporate commercial lawyers.

Presenters: Kyle Ross, MLT Aikins (Regina); Tyler Kachur, Buckberger Baerg & Partners LLP (Saskatoon); Nathan Schissel, MLT Aikins (Regina); Kristel Kriel, MLT Aikins (Regina); Joe Gill, McKercher LLP (Saskatoon); Mark Yemen, McDougall Gauley LLP (Regina); Nancy Hopkins, Q.C., McDougall Gauley LLP (Saskatoon)

Registration Deadline: Friday September 29, 2017

For more details and to register, click here: Corporate and Commercial Hot Topics

Seminar: Ready to Laugh Your Way to Ethics? Featuring Sean Carter (Humorist at Law) (CPD-174)

This seminar is being held on:
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 (Saskatoon) and Wednesday, October 18, 2017 (Regina) from 9:30am-4:15pm | Qualifies for 5.5 CPD hours, all of which qualifies as Ethics

Sean Carter is a lawyer, author, comedian and educator. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and practiced corporate securities law for a decade before embarking on a career as America’s foremost (and likely, only) Humorist at Law. Since 2002, he has crisscrossed North America delivering comedic professional development seminars for more than 350 organizations.

This program will include:

The “Ethy Awards”

Yelp, I’ve Fallen into Social Media and Can’t Linkedout: The Ethical Pitfalls of Social Media

It’s Not the Fruit, it’s the Root: Getting to the Bottom of Our Ethical Troubles

Nice Lawyers Finish First

Join us for laughter during this unique day of CPD programming.

For more details and to register, click here: Ready to Laugh Your Way to Ethics?

Select Dinner: Mentoring Within and Without the Legal Profession (CPD-177)

This seminar is an exclusive opportunity for practitioners with 25+ years of experience.

This seminar is being held on:
Thursday, October 26, 2017 (Saskatoon) and Wednesday, November 1, 2017 (Regina) at 5:30 pm | Qualifies for 1 CPD hour

This informative presentation will speak to the importance of mentorship, both within and without the legal profession. You will learn practical ways to apply mentoring within the legal profession; as well as visiting ways to mentor outside the legal profession in well-established areas and some non-traditional areas where one’s initiative and imagination will be required.

Presenter: Aaron Fox, McDougall Gauley LLP (Regina)

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to join the Law Society and Aaron Fox, Q.C. for dinner and an after discussion on mentorship.

For more details and to register, click here: Mentoring Within and Without the Legal Profession

Parenting After Separation and Divorce Program for High Conflict Situations – September Programs

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From Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice

Saskatchewan Family Justice Services offers a Parenting After Separation and Divorce Program for High Conflict Situations. Parents who have attended the regular Parenting After Separation and Divorce Program may benefit from attending this session.

If you are a parent experiencing high conflict with your ex-partner, this 6-hour session will address the following:

  • Reasons for conflict
  • Benefits of lowering the conflict
  • Co-operation vs. parallel parenting
  • Options for parenting when domestic violence is present
  • Effects of high conflict on children
  • How to handle difficult questions your child may ask
  • Resolving blame and guilt

Sessions will be held in:

Regina Saskatoon
September 25, 2017

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

To register, call

1-888-218-2822 or (306) 787-9905

September 14, 2017

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

To register, call

1-877-964-5501 or (306) 964-4401

 

Research Tip Roundup: Law Society Library Databases

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Alan Kilpatrick, Reference Librarian

Over the summer, we will be highlighting Legal Sourcery’s most popular research tips.  On that note, here are Legal Sourcery’s most popular Law Society Library database 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

Lunch & Learn with the Law Society Library

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By Alan Kilpatrick

Do you need legal research training tailored to your firm’s specific needs?  Want to earn CPD credit while improving your legal research skills?  The Law Society Library is here to help.

Law librarians Ken Fox and Alan Kilpatrick offer flexible in-person training sessions customized to your firm’s legal research needs.  Let us know what you would like to learn and we will create an interactive session designed to help your firm develop solid research strategies, identify relevant legal resources, and save time and money through efficient legal research.

Possible training session topics could include:

  • Making the most of free legal resources like CanLII
  • An overview of the amazing resources available through the Law Society Member’s Section
  • Advanced search strategies

Lunch & Learn training sessions are $60.00 per person per hour for 1.0 CPD credit. Book in advance to ensure the librarian’s availability.

Book an in-person Lunch & Learn session with a law librarian today:

Email reference@lawsociety.sk.ca
Call 306-569-8020