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HeadStart 2017

Edmonton Law Libraries Association Presents the 15th Annual HeadStart: Finding the Law Program

The Edmonton Law Libraries Association invites registrations for the 2016 HeadStart program, to be held June 15-16, 2017.

HeadStart is a legal research program for articling students and those who would like to brush up on the legal research basics. From reference request to memo, follow the trail of legal research, including: finding articles, books, case law, and legislation while avoiding unnecessary costs. Participants will learn from law librarians and legal professionals who will provide tips, tricks, and inside information on how to find materials, select the most relevant resources, and organize your research memo.

Give us your time and we will give you a HeadStart!

HeadStart 2017 Poster

Thursday, June 15th, 20178:15am to 4:00pm (Edmonton City Hall)
Friday, June 16th, 2017 – 8:30am to 12:15pm (Edmonton Law Courts)

$80 including Thursday lunch and coffee both days

***Coming Soon: Thursday and Friday Session Schedule***

Registration closes on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017.

HeadStart 2017 Registration Form

It is common practice for firms to send their students. Please contact your firm and inquire about attending. Additional HeadStart registration information is available from Jane Symons at!

Next ELLA Meeting – Friday April 28th, 2017

Friday, April 28th, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Boardroom B2, Law Courts Building (lower level)
1A Sir Winston Churchill Square

Guest Speaker:           Angela Ashton of Ashton Legal Solutions
Topic:             The Changing Practice of Law

Based on a Business Plan created for an MBA course the presentation
will focus on her market research findings and how the ‘unbundling’
of legal research complements the direction the practice of law is
headed in.

Lunch will be provided | $10 Members, $15 Non-Members

Please R.S.V.P. to by Monday April 24th, 2017

Next ELLA Meeting – Thursday, February 16, 2017

Edmonton Law Libraries Association
Thursday February 16th, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Boardroom B2, Law Courts Building South (lower level)
1A Sir Winston Churchill Square

Topic: Alberta Queen’s Printer – Projects and Planning for 2017
Guest Speaker: Gisele Abt, Manager, Alberta Queen’s Printer
Lunch will be provided | $10 Members, $15 Non-Members

Please R.S.V.P. to by Friday, February 10, 2016
If you have any items you would like added to the agenda for the business
portion of the meeting, please contact

Fair Dealing Week 2017 at the U of A: Feb 20-24

Fair dealing allows for the use of works protected by copyright, without the need to seek permission, in certain circumstances.

The University of Alberta’s Copyright Office is hosting three events during Fair Dealing Week 2017, February 20-24. Join us to learn about and discuss how fair dealing affects you.

Panel: Fair Dealing – How Fair is it?
February 21, 10:00am
Three speakers share diverse perspectives on applying fair dealing and on what constitutes fairness in the current Canadian context. Opening Remarks by Gerald Beasley, Vice-Provost and Chief Librarian, University of Alberta

  • Cameron Hutchison, Associate Professor, University of Alberta Faculty of Law
  • Linda Cameron, Director, University of Alberta Press
  • Howard Knopf, Counsel, Macera & Jarzyna, Ottawa
    Moderator: Adrian Sheppard, Director, Copyright Office, University of Alberta

Workshop: Fair Dealing Analysis
February 22, 1:00pm
This workshop offers practical guidance in fair dealing analysis relevant to post-secondary education. Through case studies, participants will explore the range of elements and considerations involved in applying CCH’s six factors.

  • Adrian Sheppard, Director, Copyright Office, University of Alberta
  • Cindy Paul, Copyright Specialist, Copyright Office, University of Alberta

Panel: Where do we go from here? Exploring the boundaries of fair dealing.
February 23, 1:00pm
A panel and conversation that looks ahead to the upcoming Copyright Act review and considers the political, legal and educational atmosphere surrounding fair dealing. How might the post-secondary community promote and support fair dealing for the betterment of all Canadians?

  • Meera Nair, Copyright Officer, NAIT
  • Rumi Graham, University Copyright Advisor, University of Lethbridge
    Moderator: Amanda Wakaruk, Copyright Librarian, Copyright Office, University of Alberta

Register for UofA Fair Dealing Week events at :

Poster : 2017 Fair Dealing Week Poster
All events will be held in the Law Centre, North Campus (watch for signage).