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New Zealand Law Commission Final Report on Contempt of Court

The New Zealand Law Commission has published its final report on the laws of contempt of court. The Commission writes that there is a great lack of certainty about contempt of court because the law in this area has evolved in a piecemeal...Show More Summary

2017 European Union Justice Scoreboard

The European Union (EU) recently released its fifth annual Justice Scoreboard.The goal of the Scoreboard is to provide a comparative overview of the efficiency, quality and independence of EU Member States’ justice systems. "The 2017 edition... Show More Summary

Overview of Canadian Cannabis Laws

Toronto-based lawyer Matt Maurer (profile on the Minden Gross LLP website) published a post on that provides a Coast to Coast Provincial Cannabis Legislation Update: "While it is still early days with the Cannabis Act havingShow More Summary

Fifth Bibliography on Access to Justice from National Self-Represented Litigants Project

The National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP) has published an Version 5 of its Access to Justice Annotated Bibliography.From the description on the NSRLP website:"Version 5 of the Access to Justice Annotated Bibliography includes over 100 summaries on access-to-justice material in the Canadian, American, and International context. Show More Summary

Senate Committee Report on Combatting Delays in the Justice System

Last week, the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs released a comprehensive report on how to reduce the strain on Canada's clogged courtrooms. "Canada’s criminal justice system is in urgent need of reform. Delays inShow More Summary

Computer, Internet and E-commerce Law Year in Review

Barry Sookman, senior partner in the Toronto office of McCarthy Tétrault, recently posted The year in review: developments in computer, internet and e-commerce law (2016-2017): "I gave my annual presentation today to the Toronto computer Lawyers’ Group (...) It covered the period from June 2016 to June 2017. Show More Summary

Australian Law Reform Commission Report on Elder Abuse

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) released a landmark report on elder abuse last week.The Attorney-General of Australia asked the ALRC to conduct this Inquiry into elder abuse in February 2016.The Inquiry forms part of a range...Show More Summary

Policy Options Magazine Series on Upcoming Legislative Review of Canadian Copyright Policy

Policy Options, a publication of the Montreal-based Institute for Research on Public Policy, is taking a closer look this month at Reviewing Canadian Copyright Policy as the Canadian government prepares for a mandatory legislative review of the Copyright Act that starts later this year. 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 June 1st to 15th, 2017 is now available on the Court website. It is possible to subscribe via e-mail to receive the list.

Primer to Legislative Research Across the Provinces and Territories

Alan Kilpatrick, a law librarian with the Law Society of Saskatchewan, wrote last week on the Legal Sourcery blog about a new Primer to Legislative Research Across the Provinces and Territories published by the Vancouver AssociationShow More Summary

June 2017 Issue of Information Matters recently launched Information Matters, a regular e-newsletter about librarianship-related matters in Canasda.It is already up to Issue no. 3 (June 12, 2017). Each issue includes: news/announcements from the CanadianShow More Summary

Statistics Canada Article on Police-Reported Hate Crimes

Statistics Canada has published a new article on Police-reported hate crimes, 2015.Key topics include motivations for hate crime (e.g. race/ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation), types of offences, geographical comparisons and accused/victim characteristics. Show More Summary

Chief Justice of Canada to Retire December 15, 2017

The Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada, announced today that she will retire from the Supreme Court of Canada effective December 15, 2017.Here is the official press release from the Court.

Supreme Court of Canada and Library and Archives Canada Sign Agreement on Transfer of Case Files

Under an agreement signed last Friday, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) will transfer ownership of case files older than 50 years to Library and Archives Canada (LAC): "Among the cases covered by the agreement are: Roncarelli v. Duplessis,...Show More Summary

Québec National Assembly Guide on History of the Civil Code

The website of the Québec National Assembly has created a thematic guide to the history of the Civil Code of the province from its origins in France's Napoleonic Code of 1804. The guide outlines the major amendments and repeals up to...Show More Summary

Statistics Canada Report on Women and the Criminal Justice System

Statistics Canada yesterday published a report on Women and the Criminal Justice System that looks at violence against women in Canada as well as women's involvement in the criminal justice system as offenders.Among the highlights: Since...Show More Summary

Inter-Library Toolkit from American Association of Law Libraries

The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) has published a new ILL Toolkit: "It is designed to help new and experienced interlibrary loan and document delivery professionals learn about the various platforms, professional groups,...Show More Summary

Library Assessment Conference 2016 Proceedings Now Online

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) hosted a Library Assessment Conference conference in Arlington, Virginia on October 31–November 2, 2016. The Proceedings of the 2016 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment are now available online. Show More Summary

June 2017 Issue of In Session - E-Newsletter of Canadian Association of Law Libraries

The June 2017 issue of In Session is available online. It is the monthly e-newsletter of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) and contains news from CALL committees and special interest groups, member updates and events.

Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Titles

The list of new library titles added to the Supreme Court of Canada collection from May 16 to 31, 2017 is now available on the Court website. It is possible to subscribe via e-mail to receive the list.

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