Staying on Top of the Law

Practitioners are well aware of how difficult it is to keep current with changes in the law. When the first cellphone with the ability to take photos was invented, who knew it would eventually lead to a whole new area of law called cyberbullying? Our job at the Manitoba Law Library is to support you in your quest to stay current.

There are a number of journals and newsletters dedicated to specific areas of law. We have compiled a list of the titles that we can share with you. Please review the list, and let us know if you would like to receive them. You can email us at to be added to the list. And if you already subscribe to a couple, take a look at the list and see if there are others you want to receive.

New Book Display: Health Law

Books in the library:

As displayed in the library.

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


  • Carlson Personal Injury Quantum of Damages NetLetter
  • LexisNexis Health Law NetLetter
  • LexisNexis Personal Injury NetLetter

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

Contents Update: Estates Trusts & Pensions Journal

Vol. 38 No. 3 of the Estates Trusts & Pensions Journal has arrived in the library.


From the Law Reports

Henson Trusts: A Sham in Sheep’s Clothing? A Comment on S.A. v. Metro Vancouver Corp. – by Joel Nitikman

Seguin v. Pearson: Due Clarity on Undue Influence – by Lionel J. Tupman and Amanda Bettencourt


Beyond Great Expectations: Spes Successionis in 21st Century Canadian Law – by Calvin Hancock

Planning Considerations for Digital Assets – by Ian M. Hull, Suzana Popovic-Montag, and Nick Esterbauer

The Effectiveness of Exulpatory Clauses – by Carla Figliomeni

The Effect of Marriage Breakdown on Pension Rights in Ontario – by Melanie Yach and Andrea McEwan

If you are a member of the Law Society of Manitoba and would like to receive a copy of any of these articles, please contact us at

New Product – Criminal Law Series

We are thrilled to announce additional digital criminal law content available to all members: Emond Publications award-winning Criminal Law series.

Emond’s award-winning Criminal Law Series offers clear, concise guidance on the practical and procedural aspects of criminal law. Ideally suited for members of the criminal bar and judiciary, this collection covers discrete areas of criminal practice, anchored by the expertise of General Editors Brian H. Greenspan and Justice Vincenzo Rondinelli. Most titles are authored by both defence and Crown counsel, lending balance and comprehensiveness to the series.

These e-books are accessible by signing in to the member’s portal, clicking on the “Library Resources” on the left hand navigation panel, and then scrolling to the bottom of the page. Don’t miss out on our other resources there, like, a criminal sentencing digest. Go to our “Legal Ease” page for guides on how to use these products if you have difficulty, or contact us at

Contents Update – Canadian Labour & Employment Law Journal

2019 – Volume 21, Number 2

Table of Contents

Precarious Work, Uncertain Rights and the Role of Workplace Law: Papers from the 2017 Labour Law Lecture & Conference, Western University, November 3-4, 2017

Inequality and the Fissured Workplace – David Weil

The Political Economy of Precariousness in an Era of Artificial Intelligence: Precarious Work, or None At All? – Wayne Lewchuk

A Tattered Quilt: Exemptions and Special Rules under Ontario’s Employment Standards Act – Leah F. Vosko, John Grundy, Rebecca Casey, Andrea M. Noack & Mark P. Thomas

Sexual Harassment and the Precarious Worker – Sandra F. Sperino

The nature of the Fundamental Freedoms and the Sui Generis Right to Collective Bargaining: The Case of Vulnerable and Precarious Workers – Benjamin J. Oliphant

A Bridge Too Far? Using Internal Workplace Committees to Ensure Employment Standards Compliance and Plug the Representation Gap in the Wagner Act Model – Rafael Gomez & Sean O’Connor

Globalization in Transition: The Canadian Perspective – Brian Burkett

Sectoral Regulation in Subcontracting Relationships: The Impact of Collective Agreement Decrees on Employment Conditions – Martine D’Amours & Frederic Hanin

Canada’s Statutory Strike Models and the New Constitutional Landscape – Alison Braley-Rattai

Book Review

Unions in Court: Organized Labour and the Charter Rights and Freedoms – Reviewed by Roy J. Adams

If you would like a copy of any of these articles please email (only available for members of the Law Society of Manitoba).