Additional Manitoba Content on HeinOnline

HeinOnline just announced an upgrade to their Manitoba legislative content – all annual statutes from 1817 to 2016. Their collection also includes consolidated and/or revised statutes up to 1954. Unfortunately, it doesn’t include the 1970 or the 1987 RSM … yet. That’s next on my content request list.

Read the full news here in HeinOnline’s April 2018 newsletter.

Manitoba Legal News Round-up

The Manitoba Law Reform Commission is looking for feedback on two consultation reports:

  1. The Builders’ Liens Act: A Modernized Approach; and
  2. The Expropriation Act of Manitoba. 

The Law Society of Manitoba has published its Mission and Values  and its Strategic Plan 2017-2020 on their website.

All of Manitoba’s online systems will be unavailable from 5:00 p.m. February 16 to 8:00 a.m. February 20 in order to upgrade the site. This will include Manitoba Courts, Manitoba Laws and the Legislative Assembly.

The Great Library will be closed on Monday, February 19 for  Louis Riel Day. Lawyers may access the library between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. by signing in at the security desk.

 

 

New Books in the Library

New additions to our print collection:

Civil Law:

Tort Law, 6th ed. by Lewis N. Klar

The Law of Declaratory Judgments, 4th ed. by Lazar Sarna

Criminal Law:

Watt’s Manual of Criminal Jury Instructions, 2nd ed. by The Honourable Mr. Justice David Watt

Administrative Law:

Practice and Procedure Before Administrative Tribunals by Robert W. Macaulay and James L.H. Sprague (6 vol. looseleaf)

New items are kept in our reserve collection, which is only available during business hours. Depending on demand, these can be borrowed for use off site for a limited amount of time.

New kid on the block – vLex Canada

Since I’ve been in law libraries, the legal publishing field has gotten smaller and smaller. Now there’s a new contender – vLex Canada .  Shaunna Mireau posted about it on Slaw.ca.

Just in case you haven’t been watching, Maritime Law Book is now Compass and Compass introduced vLex Canada. There are some interesting and useful delighters with vLex Canada Open.

Check it out for yourself.