The latest — and last! — physical copy of the Ottawa Law Review is now available in the library. Going forward we will no longer be carrying physical copies but, all issues of Ottawa L Rev are available for free via CanLII.
The contents of Vol. 48 No. 1 are:
- Omnibus Bills: Constitutional Constraints and Legislative Liberations by Adam M. Dodek
- Proportionality as a Moral Process: Reconceiving Judicial Discretion and Mandatory Minimum Penalties by Lauren Witten
- Revisiting the Open Court Principle in an Era of Online Publication: Questioning Presumptive Public Access to parties’ and Witnesses’ Personal Information by Jacquelyn Burkell and Jane Bailey
Please note the above list is only the English written articles in OLR; the rest of the articles in this issue are in French.
Other law journals that are available on CanLII that may be of interest include: Alberta Law Review, Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies, and Appeal: Review of Current Law and Law Reform. Check CanLIIDocs for the full list of secondary sources.
The March 2018 edition of the Family Law Update has been published. Selected contents include:
- Applying the Right Legal Test for Summary Judgment: MBCA
- Appellate Correction of Interim Variation Order Warranted: MBCA
- Unprofessional Procedural Breaches Can Attract Costs Sanctions: MBCA
- Parental Alienation Decision Upheld: MBCA
- Post-Pronouncement Conduct Relevant in Awarding Costs: MBQB
- Homestead Rights, Life Estates, and Partition and Sale: MBQB
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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.
Navigating the world of legal research in the 21st century can be tricky: our technology has become vastly different from the way it was even 10 years ago. As legal publishers have gone increasingly digital, we now have a plethora of databases and resources to choose from. The question isn’t “which is the right database?” but rather “how do I effectively navigate the world of legal research to get me the information I need?”
This presentation will aim to give you a better understanding of the variety of resources available to lawyers, including what they offer and what their limitations are (print and digital), and what staff at the Manitoba Law Library can offer to help supplement your research.
We are currently offering this presentation:
If you would like a personalized presentation, please contact Karen Sawatzky. These presentations count towards your mandatory Continuing Professional Development.
We’ve recently received quite a few new books for the Library, and we wanted to put them on display!
If you’d like to check out any of these materials, please let us know.