Webinar on U.S. Executive Branch Research

The Canadian Association of Law Libraries/Association canadienne des bibliothèques de droit (CALL/ACBD) is offering a webinar on U.S. Executive Branch Research for the Canadian legal researcher.

This program will cover the structure of the executive branch of the government as it relates to the creation and publication of administrative law in the United States.  As in previous seminars led by Professor Hazelton, US and Canadian systems will be compared.

Biography of presenter Professor Penny Hazelton:

Penny Hazelton worked as a law librarian for over 44 years at the University of Washington, the US Supreme Court Library, and the University of Maine. She has enjoyed teaching legal research to law students, lawyers, judges, prisoners, librarians, and members of the public.  She is the editor of Specialized Legal Research and co-author of the Washington Legal Researcher’s Deskbook.

Prof. Hazelton presented a similar program at the annual CALL/ACBD conference in Vancouver in 2016, which I attended. She helped shed some light on some of the more arcane practices of U.S. legislation as compared to Canadian legislation. This would be a great opportunity for anyone who needs a primer on U.S. legal research.

CALL/ACBD webinars are very reasonably priced at $45 for members, and $60 for non-members. (Disclaimer: I am on the Board of Directors for CALL/ACBD.)

 

Manitoba eLaw – New Edition – Property and Succession

Update 90, January 2018 has been published. Contents include:

  • Equity Enforces Promises That the Law Does Not: Cowper-Smith v. Morgan, SCC
  • Courts Play a Critical Role in Safeguarding Treaty Rights: SCC
  • Land Titles and Personal Property Registry Changes: Notices and Directives
  • Recommended Reading
  • STEP Programs

I found the Cowper-Smith decision of personal interest. When families no longer live close to aging parents, one sibling can be required to take on more caretaking duties than others, and there should be a way to guarantee recognition for this, especially, as in this case, where an oral agreement was in place.

New book display: Family Law

A book display with six books, on three levels of a bookcase. In the middle is a sign that says "New and featured books: Family Law". Book titles are in the blog post.We have a new book display set-up at the Library on the theme of Family Law.

All books are items from our reserve room, and thus are the most recent editions.

If you’re looking to take out any of these books, please let a staff member know (48 hour loan period).

 

The titles are:

  • Manitoba CPLED Program 2016-2017: Family Law
  • Settling Family Law Cases: Practical Techniques for Advocates and Neutrals by Lorne Wolfson (2017)
  • Family Law Arbitration in Canada (3rd ed.) by Ann C. Wilton and Gary S. Joseph (2017)
  • Child Support Guidelines Law and Practice by James C. MacDonald and Ann C. Wilton [no longer updated, current to 2016] *
  • Financial Principles of Family Law by Andrew J. Freedman and Paula G. White [no longer updated, current to 2016] *
  • The Annotated Divorce Act, 2018 ed., MacDonald and Wilton

 

* Looseleaf titles, which are available upon request.

Manitoba eLaws – New Edition – Family Law

The January 2018 edition of the Family Law Update has been published.  Selected contents include:

  • Decision Dismissing Variation Motion Upheld: MBCA
  • Awarding Sole Custody Without Pleading a Procedural Error: MBCA
  • Recent Care and Control Cases: MBQB
  • $10,000 Security for Costs Ordered in High Conflict Support Variation Case: MBQB
  • Review of Manitoba’s Child Welfare Legislation
  • Annual Joint Family Law Program
  • Collaborative Practice Manitoba Spring Offerings

Members have the option of signing up for delivery.

Manitoba eLaws – New Edition – Business Law

The latest Business eLaw has been published. If you’re not familiar with  this resource, it is a publication produced by the Law Society of Manitoba with the latest news on a particular area of law, including digests of recent decisions, relevant changes to legislation, and other interesting commentary. eLaws are produced on Business, Criminal, Family, Labour and Employment, Litigation, Property and Succession, and Practice Management.

Selected contents from this edition of Business eLaw:

  • Framework for Imposing Liability in Negligent Misrepresentation Cases: SCC
  • Courts Play a Critical Role in Safeguarding Treaty Rights: SCC
  • Certainty in Commercial Relations Critical: MBCA
  • Retroactive COLA Payments Not Oppressive: MBQB
  • By-law Interpretation Challenge Compelling but Unsuccessful: MBQB
  • Legislative Update
  • FinTech Report: Competition Bureau
  • 2018 Mid-Winter Conference: MBA

You can sign up to receive eLaws directly to your email inbox, selecting only the areas of law you’re interested in.