Lexis Quicklaw Advance

As of August 31, 2018, the library will no longer offer Legacy Quicklaw on our computers. Instead we will offer Lexis Advance Quicklaw to our users. View this LexisNexis User Guide to familiarize yourself with the new platform.

If you need assistance navigating the Advance platform, contact the library and we’ll be happy to help.

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.

Manitoba eLaw – New Edition – Criminal Law

The August 2018 edition, Update No. 87, has just been released.

In This Issue

  • Solicitor Client Privilege Not a Sword to Pierce Informer Privilege: SCC
  • Sentencing a Highly Individualized Process: SCC
  • CSC Must Ensure Appropriateness of Indigenous Offender
  • Policies and Programming: SCC
  • On-Duty Theft Conviction and Sentence Divides Appeal Court: MBCA
  • Allegations of Judicial Bias Should Not be Made Lightly: MBCA
  • Absence of Aggravating Factors Not Mitigating: MBCA
  • Trafficking Conviction Stands Despite Unlawful Search: MBCA
  • Sextortion a Form of Sexual Violence: MBCA
  • Other Court of Appeal Decisions
  • Queen’s Bench Decisions
  • Legislative Update
  • Court Notices
  • Recommended Reading
  • Fall CPD

ICLR Weekly Case Law Update

Occasionally, members request decisions and legislation from the United Kingdom. In order to fill that need, we subscribe to ICLR, The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales. Each week we receive the Weekly Case Law Update. We plan to make this a regular Monday feature for readers of Great LEXpectations.

If, after reading the digest, you would like a copy of any of the decisions, please contact us and we will be happy to provide it to members of the Law Society of Manitoba.

Here’s the Weekly Case Law Update for July 30, 2018. 

Hansard enters the digital age

If you’ve ever tried to search Hansard, the federal government’s written record of every parliamentary debate, you know that even though it’s been digital for a long time, historical records were notoriously difficult to review. That’s because when Canadiana digitized it, it was as pictures and not text. A University of Toronto team of political scientists, computer scientists and historians decided to do something about it.

In 2013, [Christopher] Cochrane teamed up with two postdoctoral researchers, two PhD students and Graeme Hirst, professor of computer science at U of T Scarborough, to create LiPaD: The Linked Parliamentary Data Project.

LiPaD has digitized and made searchable Canada’s parliamentary debates dating back to 1901. It also created and designed a website to make the documents more accessible to the public, a project headed by PhD student Tanya Whyte.

A huge thank you and congratulations to this team for making this part of Canada’s legislative record available to everyone.

Full article available here.

h/t KnowItAALL, AALL’s daily newsletter