In the newest addition to our
Legal Ease Guides, we provide you with a helpful summary and quick tutorial of tracing the legislative history of federal and provincial acts.
Discover how to track changes to an act, find amendments, and discover the originating acts of current statutes.
Westlaw Training Seminar
The Great Library 331 – 408 York Avenue
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: WestlawNext Canada / CriminalSource
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: WestlawNext Canada / Estates&TrustsSource / FamilySource
Learn the basics of WestlawNext Canada and explore more of the tools and resources to help you maximize your workflow productivity.
Exploring the WestlawNext Canada Finding Tools to retrieve primary and secondary sources efficiently. Reviewing Boolean search techniques and Advanced Search Templates to target meaningful results
Counts towards one hour of CPD.
firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Finding relevant information and leading cases can be difficult as the law is constantly changing, as well as how it is recorded and delivered. These titles, ranging from 1987-2019 to give a brief overview of the changes in legal research and writing.
Print Resources Available in the Library:
by Jane Dean and Philip Thomas How To Use A Law Library 2 nd ed.
by Margaret Banks On Using A Law Library 5 th ed.
Legal Research Handbook 3by Douglass MacEllven rd ed.
Guide To International Legal Research 2 by The George Washington University Journal of International Law and Economics nd ed.
by Law Society of Manitoba Education and Competence Department Strategic Legal Writing: Preparing Persuasive Documents
. by Nancy McCormack et al. The Practical Guide To Canadian Legal Research, 4th ed
Electronic Legal Research For Luddites! by Law Society of Manitoba Education and Competence Department
by Moira McCarney The Comprehensive Guide To Legal Research, Writing & Analysis
Legal Writing and Research Manual by John A Yogis
by The Law Society of Manitoba Legal Research Boot Camp
(2016) The CanLII Primer: Legal Research Principles And CanLII Navigation For Self-Represented Litigants / The National Self-Represented Litigants Project
– CanLII The Canadian Legal Research And Writing Guide, 2018
desLibris (available behind the Law Society’s Member’s Portal)
(2015) by Ted Tjaden Legal Research and Writing 4 th ed.
by Neil Guthrie Guthrie’s Guide to Better Legal Writing
We subscribe to several e-services on behalf of members of the Law Society of Manitoba, and we want to make sure you use them. Sometimes, all we have to do is tell you about them. Some platforms, however, are not very intuitive, so Allyssa McFadyen has created tutorials on how to use them.
First off, we want to make sure you know where to find these resources. This guide on
Accessing Library Resources Behind the Member’s Portal shows you how to sign in.
Our dèsLibris subscription gives you access to the Irwin Law
“Essentials of Canadian Law” series. The platform can be a little difficult to navigate. Allyssa has put together screen shots showing what we consider the easiest way to use it.
All our guides are available on our
Legal Ease page. If there are other resources you need help using, let us know. Allyssa will be happy to put together an instructional tutorial for you. You are also welcome to visit the library for in person assistance in using your resources.