Pinpointing Searches with Enhanced Faceting

Searching for something and not finding any answers is unfortunate, but finding too many answers can be just as frustrating.

Most of us are familiar with performing simple searches. If you need to know something, you can just open up your favorite search engine and ask it a question. If your search results come back with thousands or hundreds of thousands of results, chances are you’ll just look at the first few hits. If you’re desperate, you go to the second page. Part of the library’s work is finding ways to perform better, more efficient searches.

Luckily there are a couple of options to help narrow those results down and make them more relevant. One way is to include Boolean Operators to create a search string that limits the search in a very specific way. But what if your search string is too long and confusing, or you don’t how how to create one? Another option is to limit those results after the search. HeinOnline has made that even easier with new Enhanced Faceting.

Facets are a really helpful way to improve a search that gives too many results. Instead of starting with a complicated search, you can limit the search results afterwards to make the list smaller. This method is important because it helps you find what you need more accurately by customizing your search. It also saves time by avoiding the need to go through a lot of irrelevant or unnecessary results. After your search, you can select filters in various categories to focus on relevant aspects, or weed out unnecessary results.

The nice thing about the HeinOnline version is that it is done in real-time so you can see how the results will be filtered.

Try it yourself next time your searching in HeinOnline. If you ever need help finding something, or would like assistance in learning how to use this, or other databases, contact us at Library@Lawsociety.mb.ca.

New ‘Criminal Law Series’ Online Platform

Our collection of Emond’s Criminal Law Series has moved to it’s new home on the digital VitalSource platform. These eBooks are still available through the Library Resources section of the Member’s Portal, but they have been improved with a new reader interface.

Simply log in to the portal and, in the library resources section, click on the Criminal Law Series image to get started.

When accessing the new platform, users may be greeted with a log in screen. Simply choose “Continue without an account” to gain access to the collection

Navigate over to the “Explore” tab to see the entire Emond’s Criminal Law Series. Click on a title and the “Open book” option to start reading. A helpful pop-up will appear to explain the icons and features available when reading.

Members can also register their own account to save bookmarks, annotations, and preferences, or download the app on desktop or mobile for offline reading.

Free webinar on vLex and Vincent AI

There has been a lot of talk about AI programs in the news lately, and it may surprise some law society members to know that they have access to one of these powerful tools with vLex and the ‘Vincent’ AI.

The library will be hosting three online training sessions for vLex with instruction on how to use the platform and its features . These webinars will also cover vLex’s AI ‘Vincent’, explaining how this powerful tool assists with legal research, analyzes documents and automatically generates headnotes from decisions.

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Session 1 Vincent/AI Webinar: Tuesday May 30th at 1 pm CT
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Session 2 Navigating the vLex Platform with a focus on Irwin Law Webinar: Tuesday June 13th at 1 pm CT
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Session 3 vLex Platform Walkthrough Webinar (Vincent AI, Navigating the Platform, Irwin Law): Tuesday June 27th at 1 pm CT
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What is Vincent?

By combining human search behaviour with machine speed, Vincent enables you to go beyond traditional research methods. With its easy-to-use technology, this cross-jurisdictional assistant helps you to:

  • Quickly interact with global legal information
  • Save valuable research time
  • Extract key legal issues from cases
  • Access automatically generated headnotes on
  • millions of cases
  • Improve the quality of your work by ensuring no
  • important documents are missed due to human error.

Importantly, Vincent recognizes legal documents from over 30 countries, in both English and Spanish. As well as finding all in-text references, Vincent also finds documents that are semantically similar, on the same points of law, and also in other jurisdictions, to help lawyers build better arguments using on-point cases and persuasive authorities.

Vincent AI Case Analysis

vLex has enhanced Vincent AI’s capabilities to include a new feature called Case Analysis. Vincent, using large-scale language models, can now read cases, extract key information, and automatically produce summarized headnotes – helping legal professionals understand the important issues addressed in a judgment at a glance.

Irwin Law E-Library

The Irwin Law e-book collection brings an innovative approach to legal publishing that does more than outline the current state of the law. Containing over 300 e-books, this collection analyses the complex issues of the day in a succinct and readable style, and in a manner that is probing and thoughtful. With a focus on Canadian law as well as some international topics, the Irwin law collection covers a wide range of practice areas.

New Journal Issues

The newest issues of popular legal journals, as well as new journal titles, are now out and available. Law Society Members can access HeinOnline journals through the Member’s Portal or request pdf copies of our other digital journals by contacting the library. See below for more details.

Not only does HeinOnline have a large collection of legal journals, but we are also subscribed to the Canadian Core package of HeinOnline which includes Federal and Provincial Annual and Revised Statutes going back to 1868 and 1871 respectively, as well as English Reports, Legal Classics, Legal Dictionaries, and more. Take a look at HeinOnline if you haven’t before to explore what else this resource has to offer.

Other Digital Journals

We are also able to provide pdf copies of journal articles found on Westlaw and Quicklaw for Law Society Members. Email us at library@lawsociety.mb.ca for a copy of any of the following articles or, if you are looking for information on a specific issue, let us know and we can look for relevant articles and commentary.
Click on the journal title for the current issue’s content.

Canadian Family Law Quarterly

  • Parenting Coordination as a Judicial Tool: Achieving Access to Justice for Children 41 C.F.L.Q. 391 Joanna Radbord; Rachel Birnbaum
  • Rich Parents, Poor Kids — Unwrapping Parental Gifts: A Review of the Case Law Regarding Gifts/Loans and their Impact on Property and Support 41 C.F.L.Q. 261 Stephen Codas; Sarah Strathopolous; Scot D.E. Menzies; Jessica A. MacDonald
  • Child Support for Adult Children 41 C.F.L.Q. 315 Maxine M. Kerr

Canadian Journal of Administrative Law and Practice

  • The Tribunal Design Issue–An Overview or How to Fix My A2J Problem 36 Can. J. Admin. L. & Prac. 1 Paul Aterman
  • Five Steps to User-Centred Tribunal Design 36 Can. J. Admin. L. & Prac. 5 Emily Farrimond, Paul Aterman
  • Active-Sensemaking: How Do I Find Out What Users and Stakeholders Really Think about My Tribunal’s Services? 36 Can. J. Admin. L. & Prac. 19 Emily C. Drown
  • Future Directions in Standard of Review in Canadian Administrative Law: Substantive Review and Procedural Fairness 36 Can. J. Admin. L. & Prac. 69 Paul Daly
  • How Do I Implement Proportionate Adjudicative Systems to Manage and Resolve Cases? 36 Can. J. Admin. L. & Prac. 39 Michelle A. Alton
  • Fostering and Measuring Adjudicative Quality in Tribunals 36 Can. J. Admin. L. & Prac. 57 Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

Canadian Journal of Law and Technology

  • Cryptocurrencies and Climate Change: A Net-Zero Paradox 20 Can. J. L. & Tech. 129 Jason MacLean
  • Crowdsourcing Justice 20 Can. J. L. & Tech. 153 Matthew Dylag
  • Regulating Uncertain States: A Risk-Based Policy Agenda for Quantum Technologies 20 Can. J. L. & Tech. 179 Tina Dekker, Florian Martin-Bariteau
  • Reframing Technology-Facilitated Gender-Based Violence at the Intersections of Law & Society 19 Can. J. L. & Tech. 209 Jane Bailey, Carys Craig, Suzie Dunn, Sonia Lawrence
  • From Cartier to Codification: Website-Blocking Injunctions and Third-Party Internet Service Provider Respondents 20 Can. J. L. & Tech. 225 Dan Mackwood
  • Comment: The United Nations and Robot Rights 20 Can. J. L. & Tech. 257 Heather Alexander

Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law

  • Parliamentary Scrutiny and Judicial Review of Executive Legislation–Is It Working in Canada? 17 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 191 John Mark Keyes
  • The Testing of Democratic Resolve 17 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 1 Gregory Tardi, DJur
  • Including Emerging Litigation Comprenant les Litiges en Voie de Développement 17 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 233 Gregory Tardi
  • Disruption and Routine: Choosing a Speaker in the United States Compared to Canada 17 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 7 Robert W. Speel , Gregory J. Inwood
  • Federalism Review in Parliament: Scrutiny Mechanisms Described 17 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 139 Charlie Feldman
  • The Dialogue within: Deference and Self-Assertion in the Supreme Court of Canada in the Charter Era 17 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 85 Professor Thomas M.J. Bateman
  • We Need More Social Accountability Regarding Voting; a Call to Arms for Electoral Participation 17 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 187 Gabriel Chemla , Natalia Tovilla-Bátiz
  • The Kiribati Constitutional Crisis Escalates: Rule of Law and Judicial Independence at Risk 17 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 227 Gavin Murphy
  • The Ever-Expanding House of Commons and the Decennial Debate over Representation by Population 17 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 101 J.W.J. Bowden
  • Upholding Refugee Rights in Times of Crisis: Canada’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Crisis in Afghanistan & the War in Ukraine  17 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 11 Arghavan Gerami , Raoul David Wieland
  • Trudeau’s Eleven: The SNC-Lavalin Affair as a Demonstration of Techniques and Approaches of Behind the Scenes Political Persuasion 17 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 41 Professor John Soroski
  • Service Centres, Doing a Disservice: Bill 40 and the Precarity of English-Language Education Rights in Quebec 17 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 157 Anthony Portulese
  • Book Reviews
    • Review of: Enemies of the People?: How Judges Shape Society by Joshua Rozenberg (Bristol: Bristol University Press, 2020) 17 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 265 Gregory TardiReview of: Constitutional Pariah: Reference Re Senate Reform and the Future of Parliament by Emmett Macfarlane (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2021) 17 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 255 Aniz Alani
    • Review of: Illiberal Constitutionalism in Poland and Hungary the Deterioration of Democracy, Misuse of Human Rights and Abuse of the Rule of Law by Professor Timea Drinoczi and Professor Agnieszka Bien-Kacala (London: Routledge Publishers, 2021) 17 J. Parliamentary & Pol. L. 261 Gavin Murphy

University of Toronto Law Journal

  • The Reinvention of Canadian Tort Law, 1945-95: Jordan House as Case Study 73 U. Toronto L.J. 133 Rande Kostal, Erika Chamberlain
  • Rethinking the Division of Tax Room and Revenue in Fiscal Federalism l 73 U. Toronto L.J. 174 Rory Gillis
  • Frontiers of Legality: Understanding the Public Policy Exception in Choice of Law l 73 U. Toronto L.J. 216 Joanna Langille
  • Book Reviews
    • Martin Loughlin, Against Constitutionalism (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2022) l 73 U. Toronto L.J. 255 Roberto Gargarella, Senior Researcher, National Research Center (CONICET), Argentina

July Journals and Newest Issues

New articles from the following journals are now available for Law Society members upon request. For a pdf copy of these or other legal journal articles email us at library@lawsociety.mb.ca.

Canadian Criminal Law Review

  • “Scraping In Cyberspace: Police Entrapment In The Virtual World” Mathew Zaia  26 Can. Crim. L. Rev. 203

Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence. vol. 35

  • “Philosophy of Law as an Integral Part of Philosophy: Essays on the Jurisprudence of Gerald J. Postema, Edited by Thomas Bustamante and Thiago Lopes Decat.” Richard Bronaugh. 35 Can. J.L. & Juris. 559.
  • “Legal Realism and ‘Working’ Rules.” David Frydrych. 35 Can. J.L. & Juris. 321.
  • “Exploring the Notion of Necessity in Essentialist Legal Theory.” Ziyu Liu. 35 Can. J.L. & Juris. 427.
  • “Justice in Transactions, Peter Benson.” Jennifer Nadler. 35 Can. J.L. & Juris. 565.
  • “Corporate Law and Governance Pluralism.” Leon Anidjar. 35 Can. J.L. & Juris. 283.
  • “Don’t Feel Threatened by Law.” Lucas Miotto. 35 Can. J.L. & Juris. 487.
  • “Express Trusts, Private Law Theory, and Legal Concepts.” Duncan Sheehan. 35 Can. J.L. & Juris. 511.
  • “Unilateral Acquisition and the Requirements of Freedom: A Kantian Account of the Judicial Exceptions to Patent Protection.” Ian McMillan. 35 Can. J.L. & Juris. 459.
  • “Linking Gains to Wrongs.” Maytal Gilboa. 35 Can. J.L. & Juris. 365.
  • “That’s None of Your Business!” Matthew Lister. 35 Can. J.L. & Juris. 405.
  • “Property and Self-Determination.” James Penner. 35 Can. J.L. & Juris. 537.
  • “Contract as Transfer of Ownership, Even without Consideration.” Zackary Goldford. 35 Can. J.L. & Juris. 385.

Criminal Law Quarterly. vol. 70

  • “Some Possible Parliamentary Responses to Brown.” Kent W. Roach. 70 C.L.Q. 331.
  • “The Virtual Court and the Presence of the Accused.” Judge Wayne Gorman. 70 C.L.Q. 397.
  • “Notes and Comments.” Kent W. Roach. 70 C.L.Q. 335.
  • “Pandemic Exposes Systemic Problems in Ontario’s Provincial Offences Court.” Norm Keith. 70 C.L.Q. 378.
  • “Virtual Spaces, Real Problem: the Conundrum of Privacy in Undercover Communications.” 70 C.L.Q. 365. Jeanette Gevikoglu.

McGill Journal of Law and Health. vol. 14.

  • “A Reflection on the Duty to Warn after Letourneau v JTI-MacDonald: A Future for Obesity Litigation in Canada?” Jacob J. Shelley. 14 McGill J.L. & Health 89.

Saskatchewan Law Review

  • “The Judgments of the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan, 2019 and 2020” Michelle Biddulph , William Lane 85 Sask. L. Rev. 1
  • “Unresolved Issues after Vavilov” Paul Daly 85 Sask. L. Rev. 89
  • “Juries Today” Justice Sheilah Martin 85 Sask. L. Rev. 119

Book Reviews

    • “Law and Neurodiversity: Youth with Autism and the Juvenile Justice Systems in Canada and the United States by Dana Lee Baker, Laurie A. Drapela & Whitney Littlefield. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2020. 246 Pp., $32.95 Pb.” 85 Sask. L. Rev. 143 Barbara Baker
    • “Human Rights after Corporate Personhood: An Uneasy Merger? Edited by Jody Greene & Sharif Youssef. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2020. 344 Pp., $84.00 Hc.” 85 Sask. L. Rev. 145 Tim Haggstrom
    • “Sex Industry Slavery: Protecting Canada’s Youth by Robert Chrismas. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2020. 296 Pp., $42.95 Pb.” 85 Sask. L. Rev. 148 Drew Ikert
    • “Is Two-Tier Health Care the Future? Edited by Colleen M. Flood & Bryan Thomas. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2020. 348 Pp., $39.95 Pb.” 85 Sask. L. Rev. 151 Sophia Lagimodiere
    • “Online Courts and the Future of Justice by Richard Susskind, Revised Ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021. 400 Pp., $12.95 Pb.” 85 Sask. L. Rev. 153 Liam McDonald
    • “Debating Rights Inflation in Canada: A Sociology of Human Rights by Dominique Clément. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2018. 174 Pp., $19.99 Pb.” 85 Sask. L. Rev. 156 Megan Ripplinger
    • “The Death of a Butterfly: Mental Health Court Diaries by Richard D. Schneider. Toronto: Delve Books, 2019. 252 Pp., $29.95 Pb.” 85 Sask. L. Rev. 159 Caroline Seshadri “An Introduction to University Governance by Cheryl Foy. Toronto: Irwin Law, 2021. 236 Pp., $40.00 Pb.” 85 Sask. L. Rev. 161 Éric Turcotte

HeinOnline Journals

These journals are now available electronically on Heinonline in the online library resources.

For a full list of journals and help with searching on Heinonline see this LibGuide.

Tort Law Collection Update

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Whether it was a five year old pulling out your chair, or a snail in your ginger beer, it’s good to know where the law stands when you’ve been wronged. The library has a thorough collection of texts on Tort law available, including two recently updated titles.

Newest Additions

Canadian Tort Law — 12th ed. by Allen M. Linden, Bruce Feldthusen, Margaret Isabel Hall, Erik S. Knutsen, Hilary A. N. Young

“The twelfth edition of the leading treatise on tort law in Canada continues the standard of excellence achieved by each previous edition and answers questions for all professionals in this field.”

Remedies in Tort. by Lewis Klar, Linda Rainaldi, Earl Cherniak, and Peter Kryworuk [looseleaf]

“Remedies in Tort is the only Canadian publication that summarizes tort law completely and in a readily accessible manner. This five-volume work has a total of 28 chapters that are constantly updated with the most recent guidelines and court decisions.”

Main Collection

Browse our catalog for even more titles on Torts, or take a look at some of the popular titles currently in our print collection.

Online titles

The Law of Torts. 6th ed. by Philip Osborne, Toronto: Irwin Law, 2020. Available on vLex

“An indispensable resource for practitioners, judges, and students seeking a concise and accessible introduction to the principles of tort law in Canada, as well as the social policies underlying the law and current trends in judicial decision making. The book reviews the foundations, characteristics, and objectives of tort law with specific discussions of negligence, intentional torts, strict liability, vicarious liability, nuisance, and defamation.”

Newsletters and Current Awareness

LexisNexis® Tort Law Netletter(TM) – an electronic current awareness service covering recent judicial developments in tort law, including property torts, torts affecting the person (including defamation), torts by and against the Crown, passing off, and negligence, including professional negligence by medical, legal and other professionals.
Email the library (library@lawsociety.mb.ca) to subscribe.

For even more resources visit the Library Resources section of the Member’s Portal and see what HeinOnline has to offer. They offer both recent articles in their Law Journal Library, as well as historical and rare titles in their Legal Classics Database.

The library will be closed on Monday, May 20th for Victoria Day