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Book Review: Discrimination Stories: Exclusion, Law, and Everyday Life

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law.

Discrimination Stories: Exclusion, Law, and Everyday Life. By Colleen Sheppard. Toronto: Irwin Law, 2021. 222 p. Includes table of contents, bibliographic references, and index. ISBN 9781552215371 (softcover) $39.95; ISBN 9781552215388 (PDF) $39.95.

Reviewed by Julia Forward
Lawyer
Guelph, ON

Discrimination Stories: Exclusion, Law, and Everyday Life by Colleen Sheppard provides . . . [more]

Posted in: Book Reviews, Thursday Thinkpiece

Book Review: Decolonizing Data: Unsettling Conversations About Social Research Methods

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law.

Decolonizing Data: Unsettling Conversations About Social Research Methods. By Jacqueline M. Quinless. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2022. xx, 173 p. Includes illustrations, bibliographic references, and index. ISBN 9781487523336 (softcover) $24.95; ISBN 9781487530105 (ePUB) $24.95; ISBN 9781487530099 (PDF) $24.95.

Reviewed by Holly James
Law Librarian
Alberta Law Libraries

Decolonizing Data: . . . [more]

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Book Review: The Law of Independent Legal Advice

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law.

The Law of Independent Legal Advice. By Ted Tjaden. 3rd ed. Toronto: Carswell, 2021. xciii, 778 p. Includes table of cases, bibliographic references, and index. ISBN 9780779898947 (softcover) $250.00.

Reviewed by Hannah Steeves 
Instruction & Reference Librarian
Sir James Dunn Law Library, Schulich School of Law

The name Ted Tjaden . . . [more]

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Book Review: Data Science in the Library: Tools and Strategies for Supporting Data-Driven Research and Instruction

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law.

Data Science in the Library: Tools and Strategies for Supporting Data-Driven Research and Instruction. Edited by Joel Herndon. London, U.K.: Facet, 2022. 311 p. Includes bibliographic references and index. ISBN 9781783304608 (hardcover) $185.35; ISBN 9781783304592 (softcover) $106.83; ISBN 9781783304615 (eBook) $182.42; ISBN 9781783305186 (ePUB) $74.53.

Reviewed by Erica Friesen
Research . . . [more]

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Book Review: Performing Copyright: Law, Theatre and Authorship

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law.

Performing Copyright: Law, Theatre and Authorship. By Luke McDonagh. Oxford, U.K.: Hart, 2021. xxix, 202 p. Includes bibliographic references, table of cases, table of legislation, and index. ISBN 9781509927036 (hardcover) $135.85; ISBN 9781509949168 (softcover) $69.75; ISBN 9781509927050 (ePUB & Mobi) $108.68; ISBN 9781509927043 (PDF) $108.68.

Reviewed by Dominique Garingan
Library . . . [more]

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Book Review: Indigenous Legal Judgments: Bringing Indigenous Voices Into Judicial Decision Making.

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law.

Indigenous Legal Judgments: Bringing Indigenous Voices into Judicial Decision Making. Edited by Nicole Watson & Heather Douglas. New York: Routledge, 2021. xviii, 323 p. Includes table of contents and index. ISBN 9781032004815 (hardcover) US$155.00; ISBN 9780367467456 (softcover) US$48.95; ISBN 9781003174349 (eBook) US$44.05.

Reviewed by Peter Aadoson
Counsel, Judicial Education
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Book Review: Legal Data and Information in Practice

Have you had a chance to read CanLII President & CEO Sarah Sutherland’s new book, Legal Data and Information in Practice?

Over at the ICLR Blog, Paul Magrath recently posted a review the book and notes:

“[t]his short, clear book is a very good introduction for lawyers and information professionals. … All things considered, this is an area where both the pace and scope of development and the increasing awareness of social and ethical concerns justify paying attention to the subject, and for that this book is an excellent primer.”

If you jump over the pond, you’ll find . . . [more]

Posted in: Book Reviews, Legal Information

Book Review: Wilson on Children and the Courtroom

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law.

Wilson on Children and the Courtroom. By John P. Schuman, Farrah Hudani & Jeffery Wilson. Toronto: LexisNexis Canada, 2020. xxiii, 164 p. Includes table of contents, table of cases, and index. ISBN 9780433509905 (softcover) $140.00.

Reviewed by Lori O’Connor
Public Prosecutions
Melfort, SK
In CLLR 47:2

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Book Review: No Legal Way Out: R v Ryan, Domestic Abuse, and the Defence of Duress

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law.

No Legal Way Out: R v Ryan, Domestic Abuse, and the Defence of Duress. By Nadia Verrelli & Lori Chambers. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2021. vii, 199 p. Includes bibliographic references, table of cases, and index. ISBN 9780774838085 (hardcover) $75.00; ISBN 9780774838092 (softcover) $27.95; ISBN 9780774838115 (ePUB) $27.95; ISBN 9780774838108 (PDF) . . . [more]

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Book Review: It Burned Me All Down – by Erin Durant

I recently saw a General Counsel job ad where one of the criteria was to be, “stress-resistant”. I immediately thought that the person who wrote up the ad, was either an idiot or had grossly unrealistic expectations for the role. Sadly, there’ll be a stream of lawyers applying, all of whom will enthusiastically confirm that, not only are they “stress resistant”, they also “thrive under pressure”.

Sigh.

Chief Justice Strathy has written about the “destructive myth” of stress-resistant lawyers, and law societies across Canada have put out CPD programs and resources to combat this myth. Some law schools have also . . . [more]

Posted in: Book Reviews, Practice of Law, Reading: Recommended, Technology

Book Review: Creating Indigenous Property: Power, Rights, and Relationships

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law.

Creating Indigenous Property: Power, Rights, and Relationships. Edited by Angela Cameron, Sari Graben & Val Napoleon. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2020. ix, 374 p. Includes table of contents and bibliographical references. ISBN 9781487505455 (hardcover) $100.00; ISBN 9781487523824 (softcover) $42.95; ISBN 9781487532130 (ePUB) $42.95; ISBN 9781487532116 (PDF) $42.95.

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Book Review: Cross-Examination: The Pinpoint Method

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law.

Cross-Examination: The Pinpoint Method. By Kyla Lee. Toronto: LexisNexis, 2021. 135 p. Includes table of contents and index. ISBN 9780433514329 (softcover) $150.00.

Reviewed by Joanna Kozakiewicz
Reference Librarian
City of Toronto, Legal Services Division
In CLLR 47:1

Cross-Examination: The Pinpoint Method, written by criminal defense lawyer Kyla Lee, is . . . [more]

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