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