Tag Archives: Legal Research

November Meeting: Practical Legal Research

Edmonton Law Libraries Association
Monday November 16th, 2015
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Barrister’s Lounge, 2nd Floor, Law Courts Building South
1A Sir Winston Churchill Square

Guest Speaker:           The Honourable Justice J.E.Côté

Topic:                          Practical Legal Research

Justice Côté will be discussing his paper on legal research, co-written with D.J. MacGregor. The article was included in the Alberta Law Review special issue: Alberta Court of Appeal 100th Anniversary. It discusses a balanced approach to research as well resources that may be overlooked. The Alberta Law Review is available through HeinOnline which is accessible through the Alberta Law Libraries if you have a card. The citation for the article is 52 Alberta L. Rev. 14.

We think this session is ideal to share with the articling students in our organizations. Please forward this invitation to any of your students who might be interested.

Please Note: Space is limited. We will only be able to have 45 participants attend this session, so please RSVP early to save a spot.

Lunch will be provided | $10 Members, $15 Non-Members
Please R.S.V.P. to secretary@edmontonlawlibraries.ca by Thursday, November 12th, 2015

If you have not renewed your membership you can register on the online membership form. Once registered, you can provide payment to the Secretary-Treasurer, Jane Symons, either in person at the meeting or by mail to the address below. Cheques can be made payable to Edmonton Law Libraries Association.

ELLA Directory – we plan to update the directory on the ELLA website at the end of November. Only members who have paid their fees for the 2015-16 year will be included.

Petition to Re-Instate the Ontario E-Laws Detailed Legislative History Tables

Below is an email from Annette Demers, Acting Law Librarian and Sessional Lecturer of Paul Martin Law Library

As you may have heard, during the recent E-Laws website migration, the decision was taken to discontinue producing the Detailed Legislative History Tables.

As you may know, in 2002, Ontario stopped publishing the Table of Public Statutes in the Statutes of Ontario.  Instead the SO directed users to E-Laws for these tables moving forward.

The Table of Public Statutes has been published since 1877 as an important historical legal research tool.

Now the tables have been discontinued outright, however the E-Laws team has not yet devised a solution to take its place.

Accordingly, I have prepared a letter and petition to the Ontario Attorney General requesting that these tables be re-instated, at least as long as a suitable replacement tool can be devised.

To sign the petition, please click here:   http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/elaws

To review the full letter, click here: Letter re ELaws

Please circulate this petition widely.  I hope to deliver it to the Ministry by June 15.

Thank you!