Federal Immigration and Refugee Board Resources

Here’s a helpful resource from the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada:

Interpretation of the Convention Refugee Definition in the Case Law

Contents include:

  • Ch. 1 – Introduction
  • Ch. 2 – Country of Persecution
  • Ch. 3 – Persecution
  • Ch. 4 – Grounds of Persecution – Nexus
  • Ch. 5 – Well-founded Fear
  • Ch. 6 – State Protection
  • Ch. 7 – Change of Circumstances, Compelling Reasons, and Sur Place Claims
  • Ch. 8 – Internal Flight Alternative (IFA)
  • Ch. 9 – Particular Situations
  • Ch. 10 – Exclusion Clauses – Article 1E
  • Ch. 11 – Article 1F
  • Keypoints 

Additional Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada Legal Resources are also available.

h/t @LAManitoba (Legal Aid Manitoba)

Criminal Law Newsletters

Further to our previous post on current awareness, we’d like to offer distribution of the following newsletters on criminal law:

  • Milligan’s Criminal Law Advisor (monthly)
  • Police Powers Newsletter (monthly)
  • Mack’s Criminal Law Bulletin (biweekly)
  • Segal’s Motor Vehicle and Impaired Driving Newsletter (biweekly)
  • Watt’s Criminal  Law and Evidence Newsletter (biweekly)
  • Alan D. Gold’s Criminal Law Netletter (weekly)
  • Impaired Driving Netletter (bimonthly)

If you’re interested in receiving any or all of these newsletters, please email library@lawsociety.mb.ca so we can add you to our distribution list. Please note that you must be a member of the Law Society of Manitoba in order to receive this service.

 

New Service – Current Awareness

In library jargon, current awareness is the process of keeping clients up to date on new issues in their area of interest. In the legal profession, that function is served by publishers of newsletters, bulletins, and newspapers.

Through our subscriptions, we can provide you with topical commentary in many areas of law. Rather than list them all, I’ll start off with a general one: LawSource Case Notes.  This issue’s contents include digests on Civil Practice and Procedure, Construction Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Evidence, Family Law, Immigration and Citizenship, Insurance, Pensions, Public Law, Real Property, Remedies, and Tax.

If you would like to receive LawSource Case Notes, please email us at library@lawsociety.mb.ca so we can set up a distribution list.

Here’s your first issue for review: LawSource Case Notes 2018-22

Using the McGill Guide with HeinOnline

The  Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, otherwise known as the McGill Guide, is the standard reference guide for citing legal works, whether they be decisions, legislation, journals, books or urls.

 

 

HeinOnline.org is a database of legal information, including journals and legislation. Now the two come together, with HeinOnline offering citations set to the McGill Guide standard. No more excuses for poor formatting of secondary sources.

HeinOnline is available free of  charge to members of the Law Society of Manitoba, behind the Members Portal. If you need help accessing or using it, please contact us. We’re happy to walk you through the process.

Check out HeinOnline’s post for full details.

But Wait, There’s More (on CanLII)!

You asked, they listened! Last month, CanLII announced that several law reviews would be added to the platform.  Then, a few weeks ago, a couple of newsletters were added.  Today, they announced even more commentary:

Last month we were delighted to announce that law journal articles and newsletters are now available in CanLII’s Commentary section, and now we get to tell you that we have added more books and reports.

Providing authoritative legal resources for the profession and the public while using CanLII’s intuitive search platform is fantastic. Kudos to CanLII and the Federation of  Law Societies of Canada for the successful completion of this project.

Check the CanLII blog for the full announcement.