July has brought some relief to my workload. A few major projects have moved to the done list and there are only 5 items on my July projects list. Connie’s Summer Reading List is a great idea, but I can’t copy it, so I have decided to create a Summer Writing List.
My writing list has been rattling the cage for some time now. It consists of material that is frequently requested by lawyers in my office and will be crafted for use by my law firm. Can you guess what it is?
A hint: there are not enough annotated Acts published for those of us outside Ontario.
My plan is to use the information conveniently available on CanLII through their links to case law when statutes have a table of contents, and marry that with internal research memos, homegrown legislative histories, and a partial table of concordance to create an annotated Alberta Insurance Act. Though the outcome of this project will be available within my organization, I promise to publish the steps to creating this document. Thanks to my firm’s forward thinking view to technology, I should be able to push this out in a secure manner to our mobile device users as a tool they can use offline on their tablets.
Do you have a summer writing project?