New Book Display: Impaired Driving

We’ve put together a display of relevant resources on impaired driving both physical, and electronic to help you and your clients in the New Year. 

Books in the library:

desLibris (Behind the Law Society of Manitoba Member’s Portal)

Newsletters:

  • Segal’s Motor Vehicle and Impaired Driving Newsletter
  • Impaired Driving NetLetter

*Newsletter distribution service is only offered to member’s of the Law Society of Manitoba.

To take out one of these books, please see a staff member.

Mistrial as Remedy for Delay

A recent Ontario Superior Court decision determined that a mistrial was the only solution for a personal injury jury trial which grossly underestimated the anticipated trial time requirement. In an extremely detailed, thoughtful decision, Justice Leach considered all the parties to the trial in coming to his regretful conclusion.  

[16]           For the sake of all the many stakeholders in our justice system, described above, all counsel need to be disabused of any notion that their trials will be allowed to proceed for as long as they may take, once they are underway, regardless of confirmed trial duration estimates.

Civil jury trials are extremely rare in Manitoba, so this situation is not likely to come up, however, the issue of delay and the inadequacy of court facilities is a national issue. 

Ismail v. Fleming, 2018 ONSC 6615

H/t “What’s hot on CanLII this week” 

Criminal Law – New Titles in the Library

Two new titles have been added to our collection:

Related Titles in the Library:

Newsletter Subscriptions:

  • Watt’s Criminal Law and Evidence Newsletter
  • Alan D. Gold’s Criminal Law NetLetter
  • Impaired Driving NetLetter
  • Segal’s Motor Vehicle and Impaired Driving Newsletter
  • Police Powers Newsletter

Our Current Awareness service is offered to members of the Law Society of Manitoba. To receive the latest issues right to your inbox, contact the Manitoba Law Library by phone, email, or in person and we will be happy to add you to our distribution list.

To view our other available subscriptions or for more information, visit our Current Awareness guide. 

ICLR Weekly Case Law Update

The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales 

Here’s the Weekly Case Law Update for August 27, 2018.

If you are a member of the Law Society of Manitoba, and would like a copy of any of the decisions from the digest please contact the library and we will be  happy to provide those for you.

Contents Update – Canadian Labour & Employment Law Journal

Volume 21 No. 1, 2018 of the Canadian Labour & Employment Law Journal has arrived in the library.

Table of Contents

  • A Legal Framework to Govern Online Political Expression by Public Servants by Amanda Clarke & Benjamin Piper
  • Honda v. Keays – Employer Shield or Employee Sword? An Empirical Analysis by Bruce Curran
  • Deepening the Delusion in the Regulation of Temporary Help Agency Employment by Timothy J. Bartkiw
  • Management Consultants and the Employees of their Client Organizations: Towards a Model of Employee Protection by Pnina Alon-Shenker
Commentary on Cases, Legislation and Policy
  • Unclear and Unconvincing: The Standard of Proof in Police Discipline Cases after Jacobs v. Ottawa (Police Service) by Patrick Simon
  • Harper v. LafargeSummary Judgment and the Assessment of Reasonable Notice in Wrongful Dismissal Cases by Patrick Hart