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Alberta Law Reform Institute Report Recommends Abolition of Perpetuities Law

The Alberta Law Reform Institute has published a report that recommends the abolition of perpetuities law in Alberta : "The Alberta Law Reform Institute (ALRI) recommends the abolition of perpetuities law in Alberta. Abolition has already occurred in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia. Show More Summary

Library Journal's Movers and Shakers 2017

Library Journal released its 2017 list of Library Movers and Shakers:"Now in its 16th year, LJ’s Movers & Shakers provides an annual snapshot of the transformative work being done by those in libraries of all types and sizes and across the field. Show More Summary

Toronto Star Three-Part Series on Trial Delays

This week, the Toronto Star has published a fascinating three-part series calling "Justice in Turmoil" on the crisis of chronic delays in Canadian courts. The series discusses the fallout from the Supreme Court of Canada’s 2016 ruling, R v. Show More Summary

Updated Rsearch Guide on Investor-State Arbitration

The GlobaLex collection at New York University Law School has updated its research guide on International Arbitration Between Foreign Investors and Host States (Investor-State Arbitration):"International arbitration between a foreign investor and a host State results from their agreement to solve their disputes in this manner. Show More Summary

Highlights from the 2017-18 Federal Departmental Plans

The website has published Highlights from the from the 2017-18 Departmental Plans.Every year, the Treasury Board tables plans in the House of Commons on behalf of dozens of federal government agencies and departments. Show More Summary

Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Titles

The list of new library titles added to the Supreme Court of Canada collection from March 1st to 15th, 2017 is now available on the Court website.It is possible to subscribe via e-mail to receive the list.

Academic Law Library Statistics 2014–2015 Report

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released a new publication entitled ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2014-15 (available for purchase: $170US).It describes collections, expenditures, personnel, and services in 74 law...Show More Summary

University of Virginia Website on US Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

The University of Virginia School of Law has launched the Gorsuch Project, a website devoted to the career of Neil Gorsuch, US President Donald Trump’s nominee to fill the vacancy left on the US Supreme Court by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016: "Hearings on the nomination of the Honorable Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Show More Summary

Library of Parliament Exhibition of Documents That Shaped Canada

Last week the Library of Parliament's main branch in Ottawa opened an exhibition entitled Foundations: The Words that Shaped Canada:"Over the coming months, people visiting or using the services of the Library’s main branch will have...Show More Summary

UC Berkeley School of Law Library Tackles Link Rot at US Supreme Court

This is a follow-up of the January 26, 2017 posy entitled Supreme Court of Canada Tackles Link Rot With New Online Archive. The UC Berkeley School of Law Library has partnered with application developer Philip Ardery to host a service called U.S. Show More Summary

Canadian Association of Law Libraries Webinar on UN Treaties

The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) is hosting a webinar on April 5, 2017 called Uncovering UN Treaties. It starts at 1PM Eastern time: "This session will provide an introduction to the UN Treaty Website. Participants will...Show More Summary

Eugene Garfield, Founder of Citation Analysis, Has Died Age 91

Dr. Eugene Garfield, who invented citation analysis in the field of library science some 50 years ago, died in late February at the age of 91.Garfield founded the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) in the 1950s where he created...Show More Summary

Supreme Court of Canada Calendar of Upcoming Hearings

The Supreme Court of Canada has published its calendar of appeal hearings for March 2017.To find out more about any particular case, click on the docket number in parentheses next to each case name to find docket information, case summaries as well as facta from the parties.

Canadian Association of Law Libraries Mentorship Program Applications Now Open

The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) Mentorship Program is accepting applications for mentees and mentors for the coming year.This is a unique opportunity for CALL members to grow professionally and network within the profession:"The...Show More Summary

Canadian Government Plans on Eliminating Zombie Laws from Criminal Code

This week, the Government of Canada announced its plans to introduce legislation to remove or amend parts of the Criminal Code that have been declared unconstitutional by the courts:"The removal of these provisions would eliminate the...Show More Summary

Law Commission of Ontario Final Report on Legal Capacity, Decision-Making and Guardianship

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) has released its Final Report on Legal Capacity, Decision-making and Guardianship.From the Executive Summary: "Legal capacity, decision-making and guardianship laws affect thousands of Ontarians and their families every day. Show More Summary

Quebec Legal Info Service CAIJ Adds Commentary From McCarthy Tétrault

CAIJ, the Centre d'accès à l'information juridique (the network of courthouse law libraries associated with the Québec Bar Association), has signed resource sharing agreements with many major law firms in Québec that make their legal...Show More Summary

Alberta Law Reform Institute Report on New Trustee Act

The Alberta Law Reform Institute recently released its final report on A New Trustee Act for Alberta:"In 2007, the Uniform Law Conference of Canada (ULCC) undertook a project on trustee legislation reform. The goal of the project was...Show More Summary

Youth Correctional Statistics in Canada

Last week, Statistics Canada published an article on Youth correctional statistics in Canada, 2015/2016.It provides a statistical overview of youth under correctional supervision in Canada in 2015/2016. Average counts, intakes, admissions and the characteristics of youth in the correctional system (such as age, sex and Aboriginal identity) are discussed.

Adult Correctional Statistics in Canada

Last week, the Statistics Canada publication Juristat published an article on Adult correctional statistics in Canada, 2015/2016.It looks provides a statistical overview of adults admitted to and released from custody and community supervision...Show More Summary

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