- CALL/ACBD 2006 Conference: “Legislation Repeal: Cleaning Out the Attic”
- Bill S 202 – Statutes Repeal Bill [pdf]
- 55 statutes not in force [pdf]
- Google press release: four new tools
- Google Co-op
- Google Desktop 4
- Google Notebook
- Google Trends
- The Globe and Mail: Google Canada announces Google SMS
- The Globe and Mail: Bennett Jones corrals a herd from Torys
- Australian Law Reform Commission: Legal education & training: An evolutionary approach
- N. Rees, “How Should Law Schools Server Their Communities? [pdf]
- University of Technology, Sydney Law Review: Skills
Skills—Kind Inclusion And Learning In Law School
- M. Leskiewicz, “Notes Towards a Healthy
“Rabbit Stole the Pumpkin“, “ Les Flammes d’Enfer“, “Sulphur Breakdown” … just three of dozens of songs on Cajun Music, tunes from the 20’s, 30’s and more recent times, all free to download in mp3 format.
Get back in touch with those Canadiens errants, kick out the jams, and laissez les bons temps rouler. . . . [more]
Following on the recently completed CALL/ACBD conference, I wanted to bring to Slaw-ers attention, some material rising out of Senator Tommy Banks plenary session. For those of you who were not there, the plenary was entitled: Legislation Repeal: Cleaning Out the Attic. A very interesting session regarding Federal Statutes which have received Royal Assent but have not been brought into force. The Senator detailed this occurance and explained his efforts to change the status of these statutes in limbo. Coming out of that session here is the link to the bill sponsored by the Senator: Bill S 202 – . . . [more]
The Edmonton Law Libraries’ Association runs Headstart – an annual 2-day legal research bootcamp for articling students. The firms pay $70 per student (or the students can pay their own way) and the bench, bar, faculty, vendors, and Law Society Library support it.
We focus on the nuts and bolts of daily research tasks, such as locating regulations, and noting up cases. We are big on underlining the practicality of some paper resources. And the true beneficiaries are the librarians… they get intelligent, informed questions right from the start! . . . [more]
Is it fair to assume that some of the “legal research” issues of past decades live on in 2006? Back in the 1980’s, when a small number of Canadian lawyers started to call themselves “research lawyers”, the debate was about whether a “research lawyer” could have the same profile and credibility as that accorded to a “line lawyer” (aka a lawyer with a traditional practice). Back then, there was a concern that legal research was something that juniors did until they were in a position to delegate the research assignments to the new “junior” on the team.
I decided to . . . [more]
It’s that time of year when law students turn into lawyer-trainees, whether because of articling or summer jobs, and from everything I’ve heard most hiring law firms give their students a crash course in legal research. Brenda Johnson recently laid out for us the elements of her program at (the burgeoning) Bennet Jones LLP. This, and the fact that I too am in the process of hiring a research assistant for the summer, got me thinking about the relation between law schools and law firms.
Law schools have been known to bridle at suggestions from practice that they aren’t . . . [more]
We’ve known for a long time that the end of the Video store was inevitable (interesting how they’ve kept that name, despite the fact that the number of actual video-cassettes in such a store is usually now very tiny; the bulk of the stock being DVDs). Today a small article in the Business Section of the New York Times brings it closer. Warner Brothers are going to start making movies and TV shows available over the Internet, starting this summer. Warner are doing this through BitTorent – the software most used for illegal downloading of movies. If you can’t beat’em, . . . [more]
As Canadian readers of Slaw will likely know, there’s been a small contretemps in Ottawa over the last few days involving a Conservative MP and the Chief Justice. According to the CBC News report:
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Saskatchewan MP Maurice Vellacott took a swipe at the Supreme Court on the weekend, prompting a swift response from the country’s top judge.
Maurice Vellacott attributed comments to the country’s top judge, but a spokesperson says she never said them…
“I don’t think it is the role of the judge, whether left or right or conservative or whatever stripe [he] happens to be, to actually
Well, we were a bit disjointed, but so was most of the evening. We loaded onto lovely city buses from the conference hotel, the Westin, and had a nice 1/2 hour ride to the West Edmonton Mall. We entered via the “Bourbon Street” entrance, and trailed behind our hosting vendor. It was quite amusing seeing the long trail of librarians walking through the mall, up the escalator, and into Red’s. And to make us even more conspicuous, we had been given Olympic-type medals saying “Committed to Excellence” to sport around our necks.
When we arrived we stood in line to . . . [more]